Category: Philosophical Areas

Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues

Title: Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues Editor: Igor Primoratz Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 1403918163 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.  Primoratz’s introduction to the book (pgs x-xxiv) offers a nice overview of the central […]

The Philosophy of Jesus as extracted by Thomas Jefferson

Book Title: Jefferson’s Extracts from the Gospels Author: Jefferson, Thomas Editor: Adams, Dickinson W. Publisher: Princeton University Press Date: 1983 ISBN: 0-691-04699-9 Thomas Jefferson regarded the teachings of Jesus Christ as presented by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to be the ‘outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from […]

Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

Book Title: Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy Author: Leaman, Oliver Publisher: Cambridge University Press Date: 1995 ISBN: 0-521-41724-4 The problem of evil is one of the most commonly discussed topics in the philosophy of religion. Jewish philosophers have had a lot to say on this topic, especially in light of events like the Holocaust. […]

Philosophical Foundations of Jewish Ethics

Chapter Title: The Philosophical Foundations of Jewish Ethics: Some Initial Reflections Author: Fox, Marvin Chapter Pages: Chapter 25, p.51-74 Editor: Nussbaum, Jacob Book Title: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism. Volume Three: Ethics, Reflections Publisher: University Press of America Date: 2003 ISBN: 0-7618-2531-2 In this essay on the philosophical foundations of Jewish ethics, Marvin […]

Japanese Philosophy

Chapter Title: The Buddhist Phase Author: Blocker, Gene and Christopher Starling Chapter Pages: Chapter 2, p.25-61 Book Title: Japanese Philosophy Publisher: State University of New York Press Date: 2001 ISBN: 0-7914-5019-8 It has often been said that there is no distinct Japanese philosophy, and this book is an attempt to address that claim. The second […]

African Philosophy Today and Yesterday

Chapter Title: African Philosophy: Today and Yesterday Chapter Author: Omoregbe, Joseph I. Chapter Pages: Chapter 1, p.3-8 Book Title: African Philosophy: An Anthology Book Editor: Eze, Emmanuel Chukwudi Publisher: Blackwell Date: 1998 ISBN: 0-631-20337-0 This chapter of the book African Philosophy: An Anthology gives a brief introduction to African philosophy, including some of the concepts […]

The Reality of Man

Book Title: The Reality of Man Author: Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha Publisher: Ba’hai Publishing Trust Date: 1972 ISBN: 0-87743-026-8 This book is a compilation of articles by the founders of the Ba’hai faith in which they offer a defense of religious pluralism.

An introduction to the philosophy of religion

Book Title: An introduction to the philosophy of religion Author: Davies, Brian Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 1993 This book by Brian Davies is a lucid overview of the varied philosophical approaches to religious belief. Suitable for advanced readers.

The Perennial Philosophy

Book Title: The Perennial Philosophy Author: Huxley, Aldous Publisher: HarperCollins Date: 1945 One of the classic texts of religious pluralism by Aldous Huxley. It is written for a general adult audience, but many teens would also find it readable. This text introduces a wide range of religious philosophies from both East and West and argues […]

Belief in God

Book Title: Belief in God: An introduction to the philosophy of religion Author: Mawson, T.J. Publisher: Oxford Date: 2005 ISBN: 0199284954 This is an advanced textbook, requires prior knowledge of other philosophical concepts. May be useful for teachers, and students who have already studied some philosophy.