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The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.

Title: The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture (series). Editor/s: William, Irwin J. and Wisnewski, Jeremy. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Blackwell. Format: Paper back. (Between 220 -350 pages). Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems Intended audience/ reading level: General reader/accessible. Purchasing and information: 1) www.andphilosophy.com 2) amazon.com,  3) fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘The […]

Arguing about Philosophy (series).

Title: Arguing about Philosophy (series). Editor/s: Nothing found on series editor. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Routledge. Format: Volumes may be as large as 600 pages in length. Area and topic: Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiary/lower. Purchasing and information: 1) www.routledge.com/books/series/arguing_about_philosophy_AAPHI/ 2) amazon.com, 3) fishpond.co.nz. Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘Arguing about Philosophy’ is […]

An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy.

Title: An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy. Author/s: Kenny, Antony. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Wiley-Blackwell (2006). Format: Paperback (400 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 1405141794, ISBN-13: 978-1405141796. 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: ‘An Illustrated Brief History of […]

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 […]

Examined Life

DVD of eight philosophers giving separate ten minute monologues on what a meaningful life is. Cornel West on truth, failure and meaninglessness. Avital Ronell on meaning, ethical anxiety, and responsibility for the other. Peter Singer on how we spend money, using animals, the rise of applied ethics, and failing to help. Kwame Anthony Appiah on […]

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 […]

Philosophy of Religion for A2 level

This is a very sophisticated textbook for advanced UK A2 level philosophy of religion students, which takes a lot of the recent academic literature into account. Even university students would probably find aspects of this book quite challenging. However, advanced students of religious studies or philosophy at senior high school level will cope with this […]