Reading List

Bees in Philosophy, short course, July-December 2013, Lit & Phil, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Useful short and general reading list of easily available and affordable books (non-alphabetical):

1. Bernard Mandeville: The Fable of the Bees (Ed. Philip Harth, Penguin Books, 1970)
2. ————————-: The Fable of the Bees or Private Vices, Public Benefits (Ed. Douglas Garman: Wishart & Company, London, 1934)
3. Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince (Translator, George Bull: Penguin Books, 1961)
4. J.R.Hale: Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy (Penguin Books, 1961)
5. C.E.M. Joad: Philosophy [Teach Yourself Books] (Hodder and Stoughton, 1944)
6. —————: Guide to Modern Thought (Faber & Faber Classics, 1933)
7. Plato: The Republic (Translator, H.D.P.Lee: Penguin Books, 1955)
8. Aristotle: The Politics (Penguin Classics, Rev. Ed., 1962/1981)
9. Bettany Hughes: The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life (Jonathan Cape, London. 2010)
10. Jeremy Strangroom, James Garvey: The Great Philosophers (Arcturus Publishing Limited, 2005/8)
11. Jack Grassby: How Can We Believe Anything? The Question of Truth and Reality in the C21st (Rev. Ed., TUPS Books, 2009/10)
12. Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan (1651) [EVERYMAN’S LIBRARY] (J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1914)
13. Peter Kropotkin: Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (Ed. Paul Avrich, Penguin Books Ltd, 1972)
14. Thomas Braatz: Bees: Lectures by Rudolph Steiner with an Afterword on the Art of Joseph Beuys (Anthroposophic Press, 1998)
15. John E. Moffitt: Occultism in Avant-Garde Art: The Case of Joseph Beuys (U.M.I Research Press, 1988)
16. Leo Schaya: The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah: Translated from the French by Nancy Pearson [The Penguin Metaphysical Library] (Penguin Books Inc, Baltimore, Maryland, 1973)
17. Pierre Teilhard De Chardin: Man’s Place In Nature: The Human Zoological Group (Translated by Rene Hague: Collins Fontana Books, 1956/66)
18. Paul Oskar Kristeller: Renaissance Thought: The Classic, Scholastic, and Humanist Strains [ Harper Torchbooks/The Academy Library] (Harper & Row, New York, 1961)
19. Loren Eiseley: The Immense Journey (Vintage Books, 1959)
20. T.L.S.Sprague: Theories of Existence: A sequence of essays on the Fundamental Questions of Philosophy: (Penguin Books, 1984)

Here as promised are ten little books on just bees that are all you would ever need:

The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us by Bee Wilson: John Murray, London: 2004

Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey, the sweet liquid gold that seduced the world by Holley Bishop: Pocket Books, London: 2007

The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore by Hilda M. Ransome: Dover Publications, Inc, Mineola, New York:1937/2004

Bee by Claire Preston: Reaktion Books, London: 2006

A Short History of the Honey Bee: Humans, Flowers, and Bees in the Eternal Chase for Honey by E. Readicker-Henderson with Images by Ilona: Timber Press: Portland, OR; London: 2009

A World Without Bees by Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum: Guardian Books, London: 2009

Beekeeping: Inspiration and practical advice for would-be smallholders by Andrew Davies: Collins & Brown, London: 2007

Bees of the World by Christopher O’Toole & Anthony Raw: Blandford, London:1991

The Dancing Bees: An Account of the life and senses of the honey bee by Karl Von Frisch. Trans. by Dora Isle and Norman Walker: Methuen & Co Ltd, Frome and London, 1927, 1954/1966

Bees: Their Vision, Chemical senses, And Language by Karl Von Frisch: Jonathan Cape Limited, London: 1950

[Please note: All other supportive readings/related material will be provided in handout form]


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