Something to Prove: philosophy, community of inquiry & creative thinking

Something to Prove is an introduction to philosophy and the practice of community of inquiry (COI). Researched and written specifically for young adults and their teachers, it pokes an exploratory finger into the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, political ideology, formal reasoning, ethics, culture, freedom, and more. The book employs contemporary story-telling techniques, informal language, […]

Philosophy and Ethics – A Resource for Units 2A – 2B

Philosophy and Ethics is a textbook designed to suit the Western Australia curriculum. It acts as an introductory textbook for philosophy students. This textbook has a fairly broad scope and covers most of the traditional philosophical problems. The topics covered include: How to do philosophy, personhood, action, critical thinking/reasoning, mind and body, science, people and […]

A Cross Cultural Introduction to Bioethics

A Cross Cultural Introduction to Bioethics is an introductory text book in bioethics aimed at highschool level students. Broad topics covered include: Environmental Ethics, Genetics, Medical Ethics, Reproduction Neurosciences and Social Ethics. Within each of these topics are pages that introduce and explain the issues involved. For example there will be a page introducing vegetarianism […]

Make it Freedom

This short propaganda cartoon pushes for freedom, and against isms. The clip is valuable in that it presents, in an accessible way, some of the more frequently used arguments that bear on the subject of freedom… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzwqqlzE_Eg

Zeno and the Tortoise: How to Think Like a Philosopher.

Title: Zeno and the Tortoise: How to Think Like a Philosopher. Author/s: Fearn, Nicholas. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Atlantic Books (2002). Format: Paperback (192 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 1903809614, ISBN-13: 978-1903809617 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Philosophical skills and methodology. Intended audience/ reading level: General/medium Purchasing and information: amazon.com Unique and/or salient feature/s: […]

What Philosophers Think.

Title: What Philosophers Think. Author/s: Baggini, J. Stangroom, J. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Continuum (2005). Format: Paperback (256 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0826484743, ISBN-13: 978-08264847 Area and topic: Core areas/branches/sub-disciplines of philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible to medium. Purchasing and information amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘What Philosophers Think’ is a […]

What More Philosophers Think.

Title: What More Philosophers Think. Author/s: Baggini, J. Stangroom, J. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Continuum (2007). Format: Paper back (208 pages). ISBN: 0826493009. Area and topic: Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible to medium. Purchasing and information amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: The second book in two volumes, ‘What More Philosophers Think’ […]

Western Philosophy: An Anthology.

Title: Western Philosophy: An Anthology. Author/s: Cottingham, John. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Wiley-Blackwell. 2nd edition (2007). Format: Paperback (888 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 1405124784, ISBN-13: 978-1405124782 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Core branches/sub-disciplines of philosophy. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiary/lower and upper. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com 2) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: […]

Very Short Introductions (series).

Title: Very Short Introductions (series) . Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Oxford University Press. Format: Paperback (Between 130-180 pages.) Area and topic: General series: Sciences/ Arts, Humanities. Philosophy books: History of philosophy and ideas. Core areas/ branches/ sub-disciplines of philosophy. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing and information: http://www.oup.co.uk/general/vsi/about. amazon.com. fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: Each […]

Understanding Movements in Modern Thought (series).

Title: Understanding Movements in Modern Thought (series). Editor/s: Reynolds, Jack. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Mcgill-Queens University Press. Format: Paperback (Between 150-250 pages). Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Intended audience/ reading level Tertiary/lower. Purchasing and information: mqup.mcgill.ca/book_list.php?series=64&thumbnails amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: Written for undergraduates meeting the subject for the first time, […]