I just graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with my B.A. in philosophy. I applied to Biola University for my M.A. in philosophy starting this coming Fall. If I can’t end up going, then I’ll apply to more universities later in the coming year and hopefully start an M.A. or Ph.D program in 2014. This means that I have one to three semesters where I can read whatever I want. Here’s some stuff I’m planning on reading to keep myself up on philosophy.
An Introduction to Contemporary Metaethics by Alex Miller
I was not able to take an ethics class at MU and I’d like to specialize in metaethics in grad school, so I’m going to read this book.
A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will by Robert Kane
I’ve read a lot on the views of free-will and God’s sovereignty in theology, so I figured I’d read a book on the different views of free-will by a philosopher. It’s very readable and enjoyable.
It’s been a while since I took a class on logic and reasoning and the most recent logic lass I took was on symbolic logic. I heard this was a good book so I got it. It’s very readable and it has exercises in it too to test what he teaches in each chapter.
Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice by Francis Beckwith
I’ve been wanting to read some pro-life literature for a while. This looked like a good choice.
I’d also like to read the Silmarillion from J.R.R. Tolkien and A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.