Category: Book

Political Philosophy

Title: Political Philosophy Editor: Anthony Quinton Publisher: Oxford University Press  This book presents a series of political philosophical essays. Most of the essays are pitched at a high level; they are, therefore, only really suitable for older students. Quinton’s introduction to the book (pgs 1-8) provides a useful (but heavy-going) overview of what political philosophy […]

An Introduction to Political Philosophy by Jonathan Wolff

Title: An Introduction to Political Philosophy Author: Jonathan Wolff Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199296095  This book offers a clear overview of some of the main issues in political philosophy. It is written and structured in such a way that it is accessible without being unintelligent or inaccurate. Teachers might use the book to familiarise […]

Human Rights by Andrew Clapham

Title: Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction Author: Andrew Clapham Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199205523  This short book is an accessible resource for teachers. The book is probably, as a whole, too complex for most high school students. Teachers might use it primarily to familiarise themselves with the debates surrounding human rights. There are, […]

Censorship

John Stuart Mill in On Liberty, chapter two, argues that we should never censor ideas, either true or false. This is a complex section and will require teaching assistance for older students to understand the language Mill uses, but the ideas are simple to understand and consider further.

Dao De Jing

Philosophy Resource Managing | Home Title: Dao De Jing Translator: Moeller, Hans-Georg Publisher: Open Court ISBN: 0-8126-9625-5 The Dao De Jing is a classic text of Chinese philosophy. When translating this text, it is difficult to strike a balance between preserving its poetic flow and making the philosophical ideas explicit. This translation by Hans-Georg Moeller […]

Free Speech by Nigel Warburton

Title: Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction Author: Nigel Warburton Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 978-0-19-923235-2 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 surrounding free speech. There […]

The Power of Myth

Title: The Power of Myth Author: Campbell, Joseph Publisher: Anchor Books Location: New York ISBN: 0-385-41886-8 Joseph Campbell is often regarded as one of the preeminent scholars of world mythology. George Lucas credited him with influencing Star Wars. The Power of Myth is in the form of a dialogue between Campbell and Bill Moyers which […]

Native American Traditions

Title: Native American Traditions Editor: Versluis, Arthur Publisher: Element Books Limited Location: Brisbane Date: 1994 ISBN: 1-85230-572-X An abundance of colourful illustrations and insightful text characterise this introduction to the indigenous people of the New World. Its scope covers the entire span of the Americas from Eskimo to southern Incans. There is a strong focus […]

Confucius and the Golden Rule

Title: Confucius: The Golden Rule Editor: Freedman, Russell Publisher: Scholastic Press Location: New York ISBN: 0439139570 A short illustrated introduction to the life and philosophy of Confucius which is suitable for both teenagers and adults. Confucius was the most influential Chinese philosopher in history.

Bhagavad Gita for Westerners

Title: The Bhagavad Gita: A walkthrough for Westerners Editor: Hawley, Jack Publisher: New World Library Location: Novato, California Date: 2001 ISBN: 1577311477 This translation of the Gita is slightly more dramatized than most. It reads a bit like a novella which would make it easier for a younger audience to assimilate. However, it retains the […]