The University of Oxford has many philosophical treasures exhibited in the Bodleian Library, as well as items and manuscripts to be discovered in its many colleges. Below are just some of these intriguing objects.
The Phaedo makes a central claim for the soul’s immortality, and explores its nature and role beyond the body.
Sir Isaiah Berlin's Letter to Rowland Burdon-Muller (1891-1980)
Shostakovich visits Isaiah Berlin at Oxford.
John Locke's Desk
Images of the desk that resides in Christ Church are featured in Oxford Philosophy magazine.
Mid-late C15th manuscript at Corpus Christi College
Works by Aristotle, including Physics, De Caelo, De generatione et corruptione, and Analytica.
Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy)
Principia mathematica provided the basis for modern physics.
John Stuart Mill Collection
A library of 1674 volumes owned by the political philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) are now in the possession of Somerville College.
The Isaiah Berlin Virtual Library
Wolfson College host this online resource looking after all aspects of Berlin’s literary estate.