Category: Ethics

Advanced Religious Studies

Title: Advanced Religious Studies Authors: Tyler, Sarah K. And Gordon Reid Publisher: Philip Alan Updates Date: 2002 NOTES: This is a large UK religious studies textbook that contains a lot of philosophy. The first two sections, entitled Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics would be the most useful for philosophy students. It contains plenty of […]

Sophies World

Title: Sophie’s World Author: Gaarder, Jostein Publisher: Phoenix House, London Date: 1995 Sophie’s World is a novel intended for young people in which the protagonist undergoes a course in the history of western philosophy. The book acts as an excellent introduction to philosophy. Different areas in the history of philosophy are explored and the results […]

The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks

Title: The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks Editor: Thompson, Mel Publisher: Oneworld Publications Date: 2002 ISBN: 1-85168-298-8 This is a compilation of easily digestable quotes from ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles and Plotinus. They are divided into themes and interspersed with illustrations. This is a good resource for someone wanting quick access […]

Aristotle in 90 minutes

Title: Aristotle in 90 minutes Author: Strathern, Paul Publisher: Ivan R. Dee, Inc. Date: 1996 ISBN: 1-56663-125-4 A good, short summary of Aristotle and some aspects of his philosophy. Written in an easy-going, conversational style with attention to historical detail and useful information about Platonic and Aristotelian concepts. There are selected quotes by Aristotle at […]

An introduction to Greek philosophy

Title: An introduction to Greek philosophy Author: Luce, J.V. Publisher: Thames and Hudson Date: 1992 Introduces the main personalities and schools of Greek philosophy. The language is lucid and clear but an advanced vocabulary is required. A prior background in classics or philosophy would be beneficial. Classics students will be exposed to the deeper philosophical […]


Title: Socrates Author: Hunter, Gwen Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman Date: 1998 ISBN: 0582718996 This high school textbook examines the Socratic method of seeking wisdom against the background of pre-Socratic philosophy, the historical and political context of Socrates’ trial and his death sentence, and Plato’s four dialogues on the death of Socrates, the Euthyphro, Apology, Crito […]

Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion

Title: Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion Author: Reese, William L. Publisher: Humanities Press International, Inc. Date: 1996 ISBN: 0-391-03865-6 This extensive dictionary of philosophy and religion covers both Eastern and Western thought, and is to some extent also an encyclopedia. Both teachers and senior students may find that it helps to clarify jargon and introduce […]

A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion

Title: A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion Author: Thiselton, Anthony C. Publisher: Oneworld Publications Date: 2002 ISBN: 1-85168-301-1 This encyclopedia offers background information on many of the words which philosophy of religion students are likely to come across. The entries for each term are quite long and complex although cross-references make them easier […]

Teach Yourself Philosophy of Religion

Title: Teach Yourself Philosophy of Religion Author: Thompson, Mel Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Date: 2003 ISBN: 0071496998 The purpose of this introductory textbook to philosophy of religion by Mel Thompson is to introduce key concepts in this area, set out some arguments for and against religious beliefs and point out the limits of rational debate. […]

Global Philosophy of Religion

Title: Global Philosophy of Religion: A Short Introduction Author: Runzo, Joseph Publisher: Oneworld Publications Date: 2001 ISBN: 1-85168-235-X The author Joseph Runzo states the aim of this book is to “encourage the reader to enlarge his or her thoughts by comparing and contrasting the philosophical insights offered by the different World Religions and examining the […]