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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 […]

Twenty Thinking Tools.

Title: Twenty Thinking Tools. Author/s: Cam, Phillip Material type: Book. Publisher/date: ACER Press (2005). Format: Paperback (121 pages). ISBN: ISBN 0-86431-501-5 Area and topic: Pedagogical aid and/or resource. Philosophical skills and methodology. Practical philosophy. Intended audience/ reading level:  School teachers/accessible. Purchasing and information: amazon.com Acer Books’ on-line Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘Twenty Thinking Tools’ is […]

Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas

Title: Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas. Author/s: Kaye, Sharon M. and Thomson, Paul. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Prufrock Press (2006). Format: Paperback (200 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 1593632029, ISBN-13: 978-1593632021 Area and topic: Philosophy and daily life/culture/experience. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems; Student text book. Practical philosophy. Thought experiments. Axiology (Ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, well-being). Intended […]

Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder.

Title: Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder. Author/s: White, David, A. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Prufrock Press (2000) Format: Paperback (211 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 1882664701, ISBN-13: 978-1882664702. Area and topic: Core areas/sub-disciplines/branches of philosophy. Philosophy and daily life/culture/experience. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Pedagogical aid and/or resource. Student text book. Practical philosophy. Intended […]

More Philosophy for Teens: Examining Reality and Knowledge.

Title: More Philosophy for Teens: Examining Reality and Knowledge. Author/s: Kaye, S, M. & Thomson, P. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Prufrock Press (2007). Format: Paperback (200 pages). ISBN: 1593632924 Area and topic: Metaphysics and epistemology. Key/important issues/topics/problems. Thought experiments. Pedagogical aid and/or resource. Student text book. Practical philosophy. Intended audience/ reading level: Secondary/lower (roughly 11 […]

Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids.

Title: Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids. Author/s: White, David. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Prufrock Press (2005). Format: Paperback (212 pages). ISBN: ISBN-13: 9781593630089, ISBN: 1593630085. Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Pedagogical aid and/or resource. Philosophical skills and methodology. Student text book. Practical philosophy. Intended audience/ reading level: Secondary/lower […]

101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life.

Title: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life. Author/s: Pol Droit, Roger. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Penguin, Non-Classics (2003). Format: Paperback (224 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0142003131, ISBN-13: 978-0142003138. Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Practical philosophy. Thought  experiments. Philosophy and daily life/culture/experience. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com 2) fishpond.co.nz. Unique […]

30-Second Philosophies.

Title: 30-Second Philosophies. Author/s: Law, Stephen. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Blake, John Publishing, Limited (2009). Format: Hardcover (160 pages). ISBN: 13: 9781435109575, ISBN: 1435109570 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Key/important philosophical issues/topcis/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com 2) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘30 Second Philosophies’ is […]