Category: Book

Political Philosophy by David Miller

Title: Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction Author: David Miller Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 0-19-280395-6 This short book is an accessible resource for teachers. The book itself is probably, as a whole, too complex for most high school students. Teachers might use it primarily to familiarise themselves with the debates in political philosophy. There […]

Animal Rights by David DeGrazia

Title: Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction Author: David DeGrazia Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 987-0-19-285360-8 This short book is an accessible resource for teachers. The book itself is probably, as a whole, too complex for most high school students. Teachers might use it primarily to familiarise themselves with the debates concerning animal rights. There […]

A Very Short Introduction – Series

These books serve as accessible introductions to specific philosophical topics. A range of titles are included in the series, and they are written by prominent philosophers. The books themselves are probably too complex for most high school students. Teachers might use them to familiarise themselves with a philosophical area. Each book has sections that would […]

Ethical Dilemmas

“101 ETHICAL DILEMMAS” by MARTIN COHEN. Routledge ,2nd Edition 2007, London and New York. A book of philosophical dilemmas divided into 2 parts. The first being a short description (on average one page) of the dilemma, with one question at the end. The second part being further discussion on each dilemma, intended not as an […]

Looking at Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter by Donald Palmer

“Looking at Philosophy” provides an entertaining account of the history of western philosophy, which appears to be written for either older school age students or undergraduate university students. It individually goes over, in chronological order, a huge range of philosophers from the pre-Socratic to post-modern periods. Because of the amount of philosophy the book attempts […]

‘The Art Question’ by Nigel Warburton

The Art Question is one of the most accessible books I have found that explicitly states the various definitions of art in language that would be easily understood by most students. Other books covering the same material usually presuppose previous philosophical and art-historical knowledge which The Art Question does not do. Also of note, it […]