Category: Philosophical Topic

Something to Prove: philosophy, community of inquiry & creative thinking

Something to Prove is an introduction to philosophy and the practice of community of inquiry (COI). Researched and written specifically for young adults and their teachers, it pokes an exploratory finger into the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, political ideology, formal reasoning, ethics, culture, freedom, and more. The book employs contemporary story-telling techniques, informal language, […]

A Cross Cultural Introduction to Bioethics

A Cross Cultural Introduction to Bioethics is an introductory text book in bioethics aimed at highschool level students. Broad topics covered include: Environmental Ethics, Genetics, Medical Ethics, Reproduction Neurosciences and Social Ethics. Within each of these topics are pages that introduce and explain the issues involved. For example there will be a page introducing vegetarianism […]

Make it Freedom

This short propaganda cartoon pushes for freedom, and against isms. The clip is valuable in that it presents, in an accessible way, some of the more frequently used arguments that bear on the subject of freedom…

Examined Life

DVD of eight philosophers giving separate ten minute monologues on what a meaningful life is. Cornel West on truth, failure and meaninglessness. Avital Ronell on meaning, ethical anxiety, and responsibility for the other. Peter Singer on how we spend money, using animals, the rise of applied ethics, and failing to help. Kwame Anthony Appiah on […]

Introducing Plato

Introducing Plato is part of a series which includes books on all sorts of philosophical and other topics. The whole series is graphic non-fiction, so it is meant to resemble a comic strip. It is one of those books that presents some ideas very simply so young readers could understand them, but other ideas are […]

Eastern Philosophy: Key Readings

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

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

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 […]