Title: Plato for beginners Editor: Cavalier, Robert Publisher: For Beginners LLC Date: 1998 ISBN: 1-934389-08-0 Part of the “For Beginner” series which includes some philosophy titles, this is a comic book style guide to Plato’s works. Although it uses plenty of pictures and simple language, the concepts are advanced and intended for deep reflection.
Title: What is God? Author: Boritzer, Etan Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd. Date: 1990 ISBN: 0920668887 What is God? Is an illustrated childrens book which looks at different cultures ideas about what God is and how God could be known. Like many so-called kids books, this one would also give teenagers and adults something to consider […]
Title: Sophie’s World Author: Gaarder, Jostein Publisher: Phoenix House, London Date: 1995 Sophie’s World is a novel intended for young people in which the protagonist undergoes a course in the history of western philosophy. The book acts as an excellent introduction to philosophy. Different areas in the history of philosophy are explored and the results […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Title: Philosophy of Religion A-Z Author: Quinn, Patrick Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Ltd. Date: 2005 ISBN: 0-74860-2211-0 Philosophy of Religion A-Z is a philosophical dictionary with similarities to a concise encyclopedia. It gives short clear answers with enough depth to be useful but not so much as to be overly complex for the younger student.
Title: Thinking about God: first steps in philosophy Author: Ganssle, Gregory E. Publisher: InterVarsity Press Date: 2004 ISBN: 0-8308-2784-6 This book by Gregory Ganssle is pitched at young people who are high school aged or above. It presents the main arguments for belief in God in an easily accessible way. According to philosophy professor Steve […]
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 […]
Title: Heinemann Advanced Religious Studies: Philosophy of Religion Author: Richards, H.J. Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers Date: 1998 ISBN: 0-435-30824-6 This is a study guide which was published in 1998 for UK A level Philosophy of Religion exams. It includes the main arguments for and against belief in God; the attributes of God in traditional Western […]