Category: Teachers

The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: And 99 Other Thought Experiments.

Title: The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: And 99 Other Thought Experiments. Author/s: Baggini, J. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Plume (2006). Format: Paperback (336 pages). ISBN:  ISBN-10: 0452287448, ISBN-13: 978-0452287440. Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems; Thought experiments. Moral philosophy (ethics). Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessable Purchasing and information: amazon.com. Unique and/or salient […]

The Philosophy Gym. 25 Short Adventures in Thinking.

Title: The Philosophy Gym. 25 Short Adventures in Thinking. Author/s: Law, Stephen Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Thomas Dunne Books (2003). Format: Paperback (290 pages) ISBN: ISBN-10: 0312314523, ISBN-13: 978-0312314521 Area and topic: Core areas/sub-disciplines/branches of philosophy. Popular philosophy. Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible Purchasing and information: amazon.com Barnes and Noble fishpond.co.nz Unique […]

The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy.

Title: The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy. Author/s: Magee, Brian. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Oxford University Press, 2nd edition (2001). Format: Paperback (352 pages). ISBN: 10: 9780192893222, 978-0192893222. Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Intended audience/ reading level: General/ medium to advanced. Purchasing and information: amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: […]

The Philosophers Tool kit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods.

Title: The Philosophers Tool kit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods. Author/s: Baggini, J and Fosl, Peter S Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Wiley-Blackwell (2002). Format: Paperback (232 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0631228748, ISBN-13: 978-0631228745 Area and topic: Pedagogical aid and/or resource. Philosophical skills and methodolgy. Practical philosophy. Intended audience/ reading level: Teachers/accessible to medium. Purchasing […]

The Duck That Won the Lottery: 100 New Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher

Title: The Duck That Won the Lottery: 100 New Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher. Author/s: Baggini, Julian. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Plume (2009). Format: Paperback (336 pages). ISBN: ISBN-10: 0452295416, ISBN-13: 978-0452295414. Area and topic: Popular philosophy. Philosophy and daily life/culture/experience. Philosophical skills and methodology. Practical philosophy. Critical thinking. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessable. Purchasing […]

The Art of Living (series).

Title: The Art of Living (series). Editor/s: Vernon, Mark. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Acumen. Format: Paperback. (160-70 pages, average.) Area and topic: Philosophy and daily life/culture/experience. Intended audience/ reading level: General/medium to advanced. Purchasing and information: http://www.acumenpublishing.co.uk/series.asp, amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘The Art of Living’ series focuses on themes of existential importance and […]

The Routledge Philosophers (series).

Title: The Routledge Philosophers: (Series). Editor/s: Leiter, Brian. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Routledge. Format: Paperback. (Between 250 – 350 pages.) Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiary/lower. Purchasing and information: routledge.com/philosophy/search/ amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: Each volume in the ‘Routledge Philosophers’ series presents a general introduction and […]

Reading Philosophy (series).

Title: Reading Philosophy (series). Editor/s: Each volume has its own editor/s Material type: Book. Publisher/date: Wiley. Format: Paperback. (Between 250 – 350 pages.) Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Core areas/branches/ sub-disciplines of philosophy. Student text book. Intended audience/ reading level: Tertiary/lower. Purchasing and information: www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Sectio/id-404050.html amazon.com fishpond.co.nz Unique and/or salient feature/s: ‘Reading […]

Philosophy: History, Ideas, Theories, Who’s Who, How to Think.

Title: Philosophy: History, Ideas, Theories, Who’s Who, How to Think. Author/s: Law, Stephen. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: DK ADULT (2007). Format: Paperback (352 pages). ISBN: 10: 9780756626259, 13: 978-0756626259 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Key/important philosophical                issues/topics/problems. Philosophical skills/methodology. Intended audience/ reading level: General/accessible. Purchasing […]

Philosophy: A Student Text for VCE.

Title: Philosophy: A Student Text for VCE (Victoria Education Certificate, Australia) Units 1 & 2. Author/s: Robinson-McCarthy, L & Symes, A. Material type: Book. Publisher/date: David Barlow Publishing (2010). Format: Paperback (312 pages). ISBN: 9781921333347 Area and topic: History of philosophy and ideas. Core areas/sub-disciplines/branches of philosophy Key/important philosophical issues/topics/problems. Pedagogical aid and/or resource.  Philosophical […]