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Hello BfT fans! As promised, I am blogging the contents of Episode 5: Three must reads for people curious about studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Enjoy!


Books for thought PPE

Links that might interest you after listening to this episode’s introduction: 

Extra link: PPE at the University of Oxford
The first university to offer PPE as a degree was the University of Oxford. You might be curious to read about what topics are included for each area, here! 

Extra link: TED Talks about Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Exploring these links should give you a clear idea as to the wide variety of topics that fall into these fields and help you to start determining where you stand on relevant issues. The thorough and curious will see quite a bit of overlapping.


Book One: Economics
This month: Doughnut Economics

  • Written by: Kate Raworth
  • Published by: Random House Business

Doughnut Economics

Extra link: Economics Detective Radio: Doughnut Economics, Inequality, and the Future of Economic Growth with Kate Raworth
Garret Petersen (the Economics Detective himself) discusses Raworth’s book. He begins with some scepticism only to discover he agrees with more than he thought! Take a look at the comments. There are plenty of people who disagree with Raworth. What is your opinion? 
Extra link: A Healthy Economy should be designed to Thrive, not to Grow
Raworth’s TED Talk that got a lot of other people talking! 


Book Two: Politics
This month: 1984

  • Written by: George Orwell
  • Published: Various. We suggest Penguin.



Extra link: We’re Still Living in the World That Inspired Animal Farm—75 Years Later 
Article from Time Magazine about another one of Orwell’s great novels. 
Extra link: The Orwell Foundation 
Learn about the author, his work, and how it has impacted society all over the world. 

Book Three: Philosophy
This month: The Usefulness of the Useless

  • Written by: Nuccio Ordine
  • Published by: Paul Dry Books, Ltd.

The Usefulness of the Useless

Extra link: Interview with Nuccio Ordine
The Newsroom at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona chats with the author about his book. 

Extra link: The SOPHIA PROJECT Philosophy Resouces
Are you looking for even more ways to learn about Philosophy, on your own? Check out this site!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I really hope that you take the time to explore the links! Until next time, take care!