Study Books

We can offer our members the opportunity to buy the readings for PSTS courses with a discount via our partnership with The books can be delivered to your address or to W.T.S. Ideefiks and picked up on Campus. The books required for each quarter will be available a few weeks in advance.

NOTE: Some books are available for free through the library (e-books)!

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First Quarter 2021-2022

The required readings for the first quarter are now available. All other readings will be provided on the individual Canvas pages of the courses. Students should make sure to have access to required readings at the start of a course. If that becomes a problem for you for whatever reason, Ideefiks will gladly help you out. Note that is not necessary to buy the recommended readings to pass a course.

Required Reading:

Course: Philosophical Theories and Methods

Title: The philosopher’s toolkit: a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods, 3rd Edition
Author: Peter S. Fosl and Julian Baggini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2020
ISBN: 9781119103219

Title: Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy (Available through the library as an e-book)
Author: Steven M. Nadler and Ben Nadler.
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780691168692

Course: Philosophy of Technology

Title: Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition: An Anthology, 2nd Edition 
Author: Robert C. Scharff (Editor) and Val Dusek (Editor).
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
ISBN: 9781118547250

Recommended Reading:

Course: Philosophy of Technology

Title: What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design (Available through the library as an e-book)
Author: Peter-Paul Verbeek
Publisher: Penn State University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780271025407

Title: Nihilism and Technology (Available through the library as an e-book)
Author: Nolen Gertz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018
ISBN: 9781786607034