Category: Year 13, NCEA Level 3

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 Aesthetics

This book introduces some of the main issues in aesthetics. It focuses on ideas and thinkers; it also makes an attempt at historical narrative. Students would find this boo replete with illustrations reasonably engaging. One of its strengths is that it illustrates the wide range of philosophical debates into which aesthetics injects itself. The book […]

Philosophy of Religion for A2 level

This is a very sophisticated textbook for advanced UK A2 level philosophy of religion students, which takes a lot of the recent academic literature into account. Even university students would probably find aspects of this book quite challenging. However, advanced students of religious studies or philosophy at senior high school level will cope with this […]

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 […]