Category: Philosophical Topic

An Introduction to Political Philosophy by Colin Bird

Title: An Introduction to Political Philosophy Editor: Colin Bird Publisher: Cambridge ISBN: 9780521544825 Each chapter of this book looks at an important issue in political philosophy. Some of the issues discussed (and, hence some of the chapters, are more accessible than others. Teachers could use this book to come to terms with the major issues […]

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 […]

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 […]

Socrates

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 […]

Philosophy for Teens

Title: Philosophy for Teens: Ideas and Ideals Editors: Grispino, Joseph A. Publisher: Third Millennium Publishing Date: 2005 ISBN: 1-932657-38-X NOTES: Philosophy for Teens was written for American high school students. It can be used either directly by students or as a guide for teachers. Although some of the references are uniquely American (e.g. republican/democrat, civics […]

Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series

Series Title: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series Series Editor: Irwin, William. Publisher: Blackwell The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, according to its editor, is designed to ‘get philosophy out of the ivory tower by publishing books about smart popular culture for serious fans. With each volume in this series we seek to teach […]

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. […]

Blackwell companion to the study of religion

Chapter Title: Philosophy of Religion Chapter Author: Charles Taliaferro Chapter Pages: Chapter 6, p.123-145 Book Title: The Blackwell companion to the study of religion Book Editor: Robert A. Segal Publisher: Blackwell Date: 2009 ISBN: 9781405185981 (pbk) This chapter is a good summary of the philosophy of religion including a historical overview, the main arguments and […]

Political Philosophy

Title: Political Philosophy Editor: Anthony Quinton Publisher: Oxford University Press  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. Quinton’s introduction to the book (pgs 1-8) provides a useful (but heavy-going) overview of what political philosophy […]