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A Short History of Philosophy.

Title: A Short History of Philosophy. Author/s: Higgens, Kathleen. Solomon, Robert, C. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Oxford University Press (1996). Format: Paperback (329 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0195101960, ISBN-13: 978-0195101966 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Intended audience/ reading level: General/ accessible to medium. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com. 2) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient […]

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 […]

50 Philosophy Ideas (You Really Need to Know).

Title: 50 Philosophy Ideas (You Really Need to Know). Author/s: Dupre, Ben. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Quercus (2009). Format: Hardcover (208 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 1847240062, ISBN-13: 978-1847240064. Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Philosophical skills and methodology. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘50 Philosophy […]

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 […]

Introducing Aesthetics

This book introduces some of the main issues in aesthetics. It focuses on ideas and thinkers; it also makes an attempt at historical narrative. Students would find this boo replete with illustrations reasonably engaging. One of its strengths is that it illustrates the wide range of philosophical debates into which aesthetics injects itself. The book […]

Introducing Plato

Introducing Plato is part of a series which includes books on all sorts of philosophical and other topics. The whole series is graphic non-fiction, so it is meant to resemble a comic strip. It is one of those books that presents some ideas very simply so young readers could understand them, but other ideas are […]

Eastern Philosophy: Key Readings

This anthology brings together an impressive range of excerpts from Eastern philosophical texts, categorized under many different topics. Some excerpts are a lot harder to read than others. The readings below have been picked out because they were thought to be easier for high school students and cover a wide range of topics, but there […]

SparkNotes

SparkNotes contains a modest number of articles relating to Philosophy. The articles that it currently contains focus on specific texts in Philosophy, or on specific philosophers. The articles are pitched at a high level, but are written in a way that helps to elucidate the ideas under discussion. The articles on specific texts are typically […]

Philosophy Now

Philosophy Now is a popular Philosophy magazine. Issues tend to follow certain themes (morality, for example), and the articles contained within them are generally accessible. Many Philosophy Now articles are accessible online, and interested people can locate articles on topics or philosophers by using the ‘search’ function at the top of the page…

EpistemeLinks

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 […]