Plato? Check. Descartes? Check. Hume? Check….
The typical introductory level undergraduate philosophy course will have a reading list of rather familiar historical and contemporary philosophers. That makes sense—they’re philosophy courses, after all, and the philosophers we’re familiar with are familiar to us because of the value so many people have found in their works.But not all valuable works are popularly recognized as such. There are probably all sorts of texts that would be suitable for a variety of philosophy courses that most philosophy professors haven’t thought to include.
Brandon Boesch, assistant professor of philosophy at Morningside College, would like to hear about them. He sent in a question for the readers of Daily Nous:
What is an ‘unconventional’ reading that you enjoy teaching in undergraduate courses that others might want to be aware of?