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Philosophical Questions: Readings and Interactive Guides.

Title: Philosophical Questions: Readings and Interactive Guides. Authors/ editors: Fieser, James and Lillegard, Norman. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Oxford University Press (2004). Format: Hardcover (672 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0195139836, ISBN-13: 978-0195139839. Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Core areas/sub-disciplines/branches of philosophy. Student text book. Practical philosophy. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiray/lower. Purchasing and information: […]

One Hundred Philosophers.

Title: One Hundred Philosophers. Author/s: King, Peter, J. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Barron’s Educational Series (2004). Format: Paperback (192 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 9780764127915, ISBN-13: 978-0764127915 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com 2) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘One Hundred Philosophers’ is a  very […]

Introduction to Philosophical Problems.

Title: Introduction to Philosophical Problems. Author/s: Margolis, Joseph. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Continuum (2006). Format: Paperback (288 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0826490638, ISBN-13: 978-0826490636. Area and topic: Core branches/ sub-disciplines of philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: General/ medium to advanced. Purchasing and information: 1) amazon.com 2) fishpond.co.nz. Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘Introduction to […]

How to Think about Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age.

Title: How to Think about Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age. Author/s: Schick, Jr. Theodore and Vaughn, Lewis. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2010). Format: Paperback (352 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 007353577X, ISBN-13: 978-0073535777. Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Philosophy and daily life/culture/experience. Philosophical skills and methodology. Applied critical thinking. Epistemology. Philosophy […]

Doing Philosophy.

Title: Doing Philosophy: An Introduction through Thought  Experiments. Author/s: Schick, Theodore. Vaughn, Lewis. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2009) Format: Hardcover (688 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0073386685, ISBN-13: 978-0073386683. Area and topic: History of philosophy. Core areas/sub-disciplines/branches of philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Student text book. Practical philosophy. Thought experiments. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiary/lower. […]

Do You Think What You Think You Think?

Title: Do You Think What You Think You Think? Author/s: Baggini, Julian. Stangroom, Jeremy. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Plume (2007). Format: Paperback (192 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0452288657. ISBN-13: 978-0452288652 Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Pedagogical aid and/or resource. Philosophical skills and methodology. Reasoning and critical thinking. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible Purchasing and information: www.amazon.com Unique […]

The Death of God and the Meaning of Life.

Title: The Death of God and the Meaning of Life. Author/s: Young, Julian. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Routledge: Taylor & Francis, Inc (2003). Format: Paperback (248 pages). ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780415307901, ISBN: 0415307902. Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Popular philosophy. Philosophy and daily life/culture/experience. Philosophy of  religion. Intended audience/ reading level: General/intermediate. Purchasing […]

Continuum’s Reader’s Guides (series.)

Title: Continuum’s Reader’s Guides (series). Editor/s: Campbell, Sarah. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Continuum (Philosophy). Format: Paperback. (Between 150 to 400 pages, most are around 200.) Area and topic: History of philosophy/ideas. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiary/ lower to middle. Purchasing and information: continuumphilosophy.typepad.com/continuum_philosophy/readers-guides.html amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: Each title in the ‘Continuum’s Reader’s […]

Central Problems of Philosophy (series).

Title: Central Problems of Philosophy (series). Editor/s: Shand, John. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: McGill–Queens University Press and Acumen Publishers. Format: Paperback. (Between 180 -320 pages.) Area and topic: Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiary/upper. Purchasing and information: http://www.acumenpublishing.co.uk/results mqup.mcgill.ca/book_list.php?series=11&records=20 amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: Each book in ‘The Central Problems of Philosophy’ […]

Blackwell Philosophy Guides (series).

Title: Blackwell Philosophy Guides (series). Editor/s: Cahn, Steven. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Blackwell. Format: Paper back. (Between 350 – 450 pages). Area and topic: Core branches/sub-disciplines of philosophy. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiary/upper. Purchasing and information: 1) www.blackwellpublishing.com/seriesbyseries.asp?ref=BBPG 2) amazon.com  3) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: The ‘Blackwell Philosophy Guides’ offer critical surveys of specific […]