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.

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First Quarter 2023-2024

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: Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation
Author: Douglas Walton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780521530200

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 EditionĀ 
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