Category: Book

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 […]

Introducing Political Philosophy

This book introduces some of the main issues in political philosophy. It is focused on the ideas of particular thinkers (rather than on the ideas to which various thinkers have contributed); it also makes an attempt at historical narrative. Students would find this book – replete with illustrations – relatively easy to engage with, although […]

Meditations

Meditations is the philosophical diary of the 2nd century Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was renowned for his wisdom and benevolence as a leader. According to Edward Gibbon, it is perhaps the most readable exposition of the great system of practical philosophy known as Stoicism, which originated in Greece.

The Consolation of Philosophy

This book was written by Boethius, a man condemned to death for an apparently unjust charge of treason. Although a Christian, Boethius consoled himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy. It is still useful for anyone wanting practical advice in the face of life’s challenges. It is widely renowned as a great work of literature. […]