Study Tips

PLEP Students come from a wide range of backgrounds. Below are some suggested readings in philosophy, as well as some tools to navigate your studies. If you need further assistance, you can always contact the study consultant.

Suggested Reading

Writing and General Introductions

  • Rosenberg, Jay F. (1995). Philosophy. A Handbook for Beginners. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
    [Deutsche Übersetzung von Brigitte Flickinger (2009). Philosophieren. Ein Handbuch für Anfänger. Frankfurt a. M.: Klostermann.]
  • Feinberg, Joel (2008). Doing Philosophy. A Guide to the Writing of Philosophy Papers. 4th ed.  Belmont etc.: Thomson Learning.
  • Vaughn, Lewis (2006). Writing Philosophy. A Student’s Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays.  New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Political, Legal and Economic Philosophy

  • Kymlicka, Will (1990). Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introductio.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Simmonds, Nigel E. (2008): Central Issues in Jurisprudence. Sweet & Maxwell.
  • Reiss, Julian (2013) Business Ethics, Oxford University Press, Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction, Routledge