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 […]
Another more comprehensive introduction to the concepts used in ethics, meta-ethics, and applied ethics. Provides some useful links to other pages for further reading.
Introduction to what ethics is, including meta-ethics and applied ethics. A good cursory definition and introduction to the subject.
Website: Society for Philosophical Inquiry Location: www.philosopher.org NOTES: The Society for Philosophical Inquiry was founded by Christopher Phillipps to inspire the formation of what he calls Socrates Cafes. This is when a person facilitates a group discussion about a topic, mainly by asking questions. The website contains some useful tips about how to start a […]
The Pike River mining tragedy offers an interesting ethical case study on competition and privacy within the media. This case study is a comparative one, whereby making a good ethical judgement might mean not chasing the story.
Wiki news site describing why some critics have claimed the amendment to the Electorate Finance Act curbs our liberties to speech because individuals and groups of kiwis will face restrictions on what they can say for or against a political party. Is this an attack on freedom of speech?