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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Don Cupitt presents Jesus as primarily a humanist moral philosopher in this interview for the Philosophy Bites podcast.
The Pike River mining tragedy offers an interesting ethical case study on competition and privacy within the media. This case study is a comparative one, whereby making a good ethical judgement might mean not chasing the story.
John Stuart Mill in On Liberty, chapter two, argues that we should never censor ideas, either true or false. This is a complex section and will require teaching assistance for older students to understand the language Mill uses, but the ideas are simple to understand and consider further.