Category: 14

Rights of the Child by Anup Shah

This accessible article gives an overview of the issues surrounding children’s rights, especially those that relate to global justice. It gives special attention to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, but also mentions Amnesty International. It also links to other articles. Teachers might present this article to students in an effort […]

What the Bleep do we know

Title: What the Bleep Do We Know? 2004 Hopscotch Entertainment This documentary follows the story of a woman who starts to question the nature of reality. It also contains many interviews with scientists, philosophers and spiritual figures. It links quantum physics with modern-day spirituality. Clip 1: ‘What is Reality: a philosopher’s question’ This clip explores […]

Womens Rights by Anup Shah

This article gives an overview of the issues surrounding womens rights. It is fairly accessible, with links to other articles, and to audio visual clips. Teachers might present students with certain sections from the article, and use these to generate discussion, or they might use the article for its ideas, generating their own course materials […]

UN Millenium Development Goals

This short clip details the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for 2015. Teachers might use it to get students thinking about the imperatives that global poverty generates, the nature of our obligations to people in other countries, and responsibility.

Every Human Has Rights

This short clip introduces the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Teachers might use it to get students thinking about responsibility, the nature of our obligations to people in other countries, the importance of rights to human well being, whether or not some rights are more important than others, and the origins of rights.

Philosophy Online – Resources

A set of philosophy resources, mainly in epistemology, philosophy of religion and philosophy of mind. Contains tutorials with some exercises and a good introduction to the types of questions asked.

Commentaries on the Vedas the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita

Title: Commentaries on the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita Author: Sri Chinmoy Publisher: AUM Publications ISBN: 0884971139 A basic guide to the three principal texts of Indian philosophy. Simple, easily accessible writing with helpful references and comparisons to Western philosophy.

Timeless Quotes from The Buddha

A 3.5 minute video containing philosophical aphorisms attributed to the Buddha. Provides a good basis for reflecting on virtues like compassion and the way your own mental states can affect your life experience.

Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy

Title: Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy Author: Thompson, Mel Publisher: Bookpoint Ltd ISBN: 184046786X This book is written in a similar format to a senior secondary school textbook with plenty of headings, bullet points and comments to facilitate discussion. The fairly simple language and the varied layout help make it a generally accessible text. The following […]

Zen Questions

Title: Zen Questions Author: Allen, Robert Publisher: MQ Publications Limited ISBN: 0740723804 An illustrated introduction to different insights of Zen philosophy. Simple yet thought-provoking.