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Sayings of Confucius

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 […]

Philosophers club resource

Website: Society for Philosophical Inquiry Location: www.philosopher.org NOTES: The Society for Philosophical Inquiry was founded by Christopher Phillipps to inspire the formation of what he calls Socrates Cafes. This is when a person facilitates a group discussion about a topic, mainly by asking questions. The website contains some useful tips about how to start a […]

Six questions of Socrates

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 […]

Socrates Cafe

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 […]

Plato for Beginners

Title: Plato for beginners Editor: Cavalier, Robert Publisher: For Beginners LLC Date: 1998 ISBN: 1-934389-08-0 Part of the “For Beginner” series which includes some philosophy titles, this is a comic book style guide to Plato’s works. Although it uses plenty of pictures and simple language, the concepts are advanced and intended for deep reflection.

The history of Greek philosophy

Title: The history of Greek philosophy: Volume 1 – The Pre-Socratics Volume 2 – Socrates and Beyond Author: Crescenzo, Luciano de Translator: Bardoni, Auril Publisher: Pgw Date: 1992 ISBN: 0920668887 This innocuously titled book series is actually a very humorous introduction to Greek philosophy by Italian author Luciano de Crescenzo. It combines personal anecdotes and […]

Sophies World

Title: Sophie’s World Author: Gaarder, Jostein Publisher: Phoenix House, London Date: 1995 Sophie’s World is a novel intended for young people in which the protagonist undergoes a course in the history of western philosophy. The book acts as an excellent introduction to philosophy. Different areas in the history of philosophy are explored and the results […]

An Introduction to Political Philosophy by Colin Bird

Title: An Introduction to Political Philosophy Editor: Colin Bird Publisher: Cambridge ISBN: 9780521544825 Each chapter of this book looks at an important issue in political philosophy. Some of the issues discussed (and, hence some of the chapters, are more accessible than others. Teachers could use this book to come to terms with the major issues […]

The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks

Title: The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks Editor: Thompson, Mel Publisher: Oneworld Publications Date: 2002 ISBN: 1-85168-298-8 This is a compilation of easily digestable quotes from ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles and Plotinus. They are divided into themes and interspersed with illustrations. This is a good resource for someone wanting quick access […]

Aristotle in 90 minutes

Title: Aristotle in 90 minutes Author: Strathern, Paul Publisher: Ivan R. Dee, Inc. Date: 1996 ISBN: 1-56663-125-4 A good, short summary of Aristotle and some aspects of his philosophy. Written in an easy-going, conversational style with attention to historical detail and useful information about Platonic and Aristotelian concepts. There are selected quotes by Aristotle at […]