Category: Social Studies

Freedom of Speech in NZ historically

Philosophy Resource Managing | Home This site describes the freedom of speech laws, or lack thereof, in NZ historically and as such provides a useful background information for students discussing freedom of speech as an ethical or political topic.

Media Ethics Case Study

The Pike River mine disaster is a useful case study regarding the ethical practices of journalists during times of extreme stress and grief. Notably, it demonstrates to what extent journalists are prepared to go for a good, humanised story. This case study provides a pertinent and relevant case study on an applied ethical issue. For […]

Readings in Philosophy of Religion East Meets West

Philosophy Resource Managing | Home Title: Readings in Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West Editor: Eshleman, Andrew Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Date: 2008 Location: Carlton, Victoria ISBN: 978-1-4051-4717-0 This is intended as a university textbook for philosophy of religion. It serves this purpose very well mainly because of its balance between Western and non-Western philosophy; a […]

Dao De Jing

Philosophy Resource Managing | Home Title: Dao De Jing Translator: Moeller, Hans-Georg Publisher: Open Court ISBN: 0-8126-9625-5 The Dao De Jing is a classic text of Chinese philosophy. When translating this text, it is difficult to strike a balance between preserving its poetic flow and making the philosophical ideas explicit. This translation by Hans-Georg Moeller […]

Justice Rawls and Nozick

This article gives a comprehensive and clear introduction to the theories of John Rawls and Robert Nozick. The content and language used is appropriate for Year 11, 12 and 13 styudents.

Competing Principles of Justice

A useful introduction to distributive justice, this resource discusses equality, need, desert and the objections connected to each basis of distribution. This Article is targeted to Year 12 and 13 students but could potentially be manageable for younger students as well.

The Argument Clinic

This is a website which allows students to Submit an argument to the Clinic and have it criticised by staff at the University of Northern Colorado. You can also look at arguments already posted by others and see the responses. This site could be useful to help student see how to construct arguments and then […]

Routledge A Level Philosophy

This very useful and secondary school student appropriate website, is targeted at students in Year 12 and 13. It covers a range of topics including reason and experience, why should I be governed? Why should I be moral? The idea of God, persons, knowledge of the external world, tolerance, the value of art, God and […]

Arguments for Tolerance

This article which is targeted at Year 12 and 13 students, covers arguments in favour of tolerance. The arguments covered include discussion of human fallibility, the value of autonomy and the value of diversity. Views presented by Locke, Mill and Rawls are covered. The content is presented in a clear and concise way, and could […]