This anthology brings together an impressive range of excerpts from Eastern philosophical texts, categorized under many different topics. Some excerpts are a lot harder to read than others. The readings below have been picked out because they were thought to be easier for high school students and cover a wide range of topics, but there […]
SparkNotes contains a modest number of articles relating to Philosophy. The articles that it currently contains focus on specific texts in Philosophy, or on specific philosophers. The articles are pitched at a high level, but are written in a way that helps to elucidate the ideas under discussion. The articles on specific texts are typically […]
Philosophy Now is a popular Philosophy magazine. Issues tend to follow certain themes (morality, for example), and the articles contained within them are generally accessible. Many Philosophy Now articles are accessible online, and interested people can locate articles on topics or philosophers by using the ‘search’ function at the top of the page…
EpistemeLinks provides a range of links to web resources on a variety of philosophical topics. The links are usefully presented in sections – quotations, organisations, etc. – which makes it easy to find the resources that you are looking for. A significant number of the links fail, however: a reality that results, presumably, from the […]
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains articles on a variety of philosophical topics. It is a highly regarded academic resource. Many of the articles are pitched at a high level – and most secondary students would find it difficult to engage with full entries. Teachers might use these articles to familiarise themselves with areas of […]
This bibliography lists resources under several categories, including ‘Web Resources’, ‘Philosophy of Mind’, ‘Political Philosophy’, ‘Epistemology and Metaphysics’, ‘Moral Philosophy’, and ‘Philosophy of Religion’. The bibliography was prepared for GCE students of Philosophy – but much of that which is listed is probably too difficult for all but the brightest of students. Some of the […]
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 […]
Comedy – A man walks into a clinic to pay for an argument. This sketch illustrates some bizarre twists of language and logic.
Comedy – A customer argues with a shopkeeper about whether a parrot is dead. This sketch introduces the question of how knowledge can be verified.
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.