EpistemeLinks provides a range of links to web resources on a variety of philosophical topics. The links are usefully presented in sections – quotations, organisations, etc. – which makes it easy to find the resources that you are looking for. A significant number of the links fail, however: a reality that results, presumably, from the […]
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains articles on a variety of philosophical topics. It is a highly regarded academic resource. Many of the articles are pitched at a high level – and most secondary students would find it difficult to engage with full entries. Teachers might use these articles to familiarise themselves with areas of […]
This bibliography lists resources under several categories, including ‘Web Resources’, ‘Philosophy of Mind’, ‘Political Philosophy’, ‘Epistemology and Metaphysics’, ‘Moral Philosophy’, and ‘Philosophy of Religion’. The bibliography was prepared for GCE students of Philosophy – but much of that which is listed is probably too difficult for all but the brightest of students. Some of the […]
This book introduces some of the main issues in political philosophy. It is focused on the ideas of particular thinkers (rather than on the ideas to which various thinkers have contributed); it also makes an attempt at historical narrative. Students would find this book – replete with illustrations – relatively easy to engage with, although […]
Comedy – A man walks into a clinic to pay for an argument. This sketch illustrates some bizarre twists of language and logic.
Comedy – A customer argues with a shopkeeper about whether a parrot is dead. This sketch introduces the question of how knowledge can be verified.
Meditations is the philosophical diary of the 2nd century Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was renowned for his wisdom and benevolence as a leader. According to Edward Gibbon, it is perhaps the most readable exposition of the great system of practical philosophy known as Stoicism, which originated in Greece.
Title: The Sayings of Confucius Editor: Ware, James R. Publisher: New American Library Date: 1955 Although this translation of the Analects of Confucius is quite old, it is still very good. Even compared to some more recent translations, it stands up as being readable and poetic and somehow seems to capture more the spirit of […]
Title: Six questions of Socrates Editor: Phillipps, Christopher Publisher: W W Norton & Company Date: 2004 ISBN: 0-393-04956-6 In The Six Questions of Socrates, Christopher Phillipps travels the world asking a whole range of people what virtue, moderation, justice, goodness, courage and piety are, following Socrates method of inquiry. The result is a fascinating insight […]
Title: Socrates cafe: A fresh taste of philosophy Editor: Phillipps, Christopher Publisher: W W Norton & Company Date: 2001 ISBN: 0-393-04956-6 Socrates Cafe chronicles the authors experience of setting up informal, open discussion groups mainly in cafes to bring philosophy into everyday public life. Inspired by the example of Socrates, he tries to get as […]