Title: Islamic Philosophy Author: Sheik, M. Saeed Publisher: Octagon Press Location: London Date: 1982 ISBN: 0900860502 This book summarizes the four main schools of medieval Islamic philosophy along with those Islamic thinkers who were influenced by Greek philosophy. It is a lucid and comprehensive text but would be better suited to older students or those […]
Title: The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam Author : Mizra Ghulam Ahmad Publisher: Islam International Publications Ltd. ISBN: 185372193X This book provides an Islamic answer to five philosophical questions. 1. What are the physical, moral and spiritual states of man. 2. What is the state of man after death. 3. What is the object […]
Title: The Upanisads Translator: Valerie J. Roebuck Publisher: Penguin Books ISBN: 0140447490 The Upanishads are the philosophical essence of the Vedas which underly all of Hindu philosophy. There are over 200 Upanishads each of which constitutes a separate discourse or teaching. This Penguin Classics translation is of the 13 principal Upanishads. There are many technical […]
A Resource for Units 1A and 1B by Stephan Millett and Alan Tapper. Impact Publishing, Western Australia 2008 This Australian textbook covers two semesters. Textbook and a workbook, fill in answers. Clearly set out with good mixing of reading, writing, discussing, thinking. Goes rapidly into concepts, sometimes without enough explanation. Activities throughout book, mix of: […]
This is a useful site which summarises the main philosophical arguments for and against Gods existence in writing that is clear, simple and free from jargon. Most 13-18 year olds should be able to understand at least some of what is presented, especially with guidance from teachers.
This short piece introduces Western philosophy of religion in a simple way. It briefly covers the main arguments for Gods existence and ends by introducing the contrasting viewpoints of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.
Title: Star Wars and Philosophy Author: Decker, Kevin S. and Jason T. Eberl Publisher: Carus Publishing Company ISBN: 0812695836 If you ever wondered whether Yoda is really a Zen master, or if Darth Vader embodies the cold impersonal nature of modern technology, then this book is probably for you. It also has many thought-provoking ideas […]
Oh My God is a documentary in which an inquisitive filmmaker asks people from all walks of life and all over the world from celebrities, priests, atheists to everyday people the question What is God? The range of thoughtful responses, combined with beautiful cinematography and music, make this a fascinating film to show students of […]
Title: What the Bleep Do We Know? 2004 Hopscotch Entertainment This documentary follows the story of a woman who starts to question the nature of reality. It also contains many interviews with scientists, philosophers and spiritual figures. It links quantum physics with modern-day spirituality. Clip 1: ‘What is Reality: a philosopher’s question’ This clip explores […]
This 3 min clip from an old Indian movie illustrates an important point about practising what you preach. Shankara is famous for promoting the Advaita Vedanta theory which says that everything is one. In this scene Shankara forgets his own philosophy as he tries to enforce caste segregation laws against a so called untouchable. It […]