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Here you will find entries summarizing class lectures, outlines, handouts, and other miscellaneous material. 

For Current Students: please note that these pages collect far more material than will be covered in class and more than you will be responsible for --although much of it may help with the required material.


Name: Mélanie Walton, Ph.D.
A Variation of this Class: 
Taught regularly at Belmont University.  

Readings have Included: Plato’s Phaedrus, Symposium, Apology, Euthyphro, Crito, Republic, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, Han Fei Tzu, Chaung Tzu, Augustine’s Confessions, On Free Choice of the Will, Pseudo-Dionysius’ Divine Names, Anselm’s Proslogion with Replies, Descartes’ Meditations, Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling, Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals,  Sartre’s Nausea, The Wall, Irigaray’s To Be Two, Buber’s I and Thou, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Mahatma Gandhi’s Young India, Adorno’s “On the Fetish-Character in Music and the Regression of Listening.”

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Ancient E-Texts:

Browse The Internet Classics Archive

Medieval E-Texts:

Browse the C.C.Ethereal Library

Dionysius the Areopagite

Modern E-Texts:

Marxists Internet Archive Library

Selected Modern and Contemporary Articles and E-Texts:

Friedrich Nietzsche

Edmund Husserl

Martin Heidegger 

Jean-Paul Sartre

Michel Foucault

Jacques Derrida

Collection of  E-Texts:

Philosophy E-Texts 1

Philosophy E-Texts 2

Philosophy E-Texts 3

Philosophy E-Texts 4

Philosophy Organizations:

Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy

American Philosophical Association

International Association for Philosophy and Literature

American Society for Aesthetics


Miscellaneous  Links

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Audio Recordings:

Philosophy: The Classics

The Philosophy Podcast

NPR interview on philosophy through jokes:

Joking, and Learning, About Philosophy

“The Stone,” a New York Times continuing Op-Ed feature by philosophers about philosophical questions:

The Stone

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Philosophy Encyclopedias:

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