The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains articles on a variety of philosophical topics. It is a highly regarded academic resource. Many of the articles are pitched at a high level – and most secondary students would find it difficult to engage with full entries. Teachers might use these articles to familiarise themselves with areas of […]
This bibliography lists resources under several categories, including ‘Web Resources’, ‘Philosophy of Mind’, ‘Political Philosophy’, ‘Epistemology and Metaphysics’, ‘Moral Philosophy’, and ‘Philosophy of Religion’. The bibliography was prepared for GCE students of Philosophy – but much of that which is listed is probably too difficult for all but the brightest of students. Some of the […]
This book introduces some of the main issues in political philosophy. It is focused on the ideas of particular thinkers (rather than on the ideas to which various thinkers have contributed); it also makes an attempt at historical narrative. Students would find this book – replete with illustrations – relatively easy to engage with, although […]
Comedy – A man walks into a clinic to pay for an argument. This sketch illustrates some bizarre twists of language and logic.
Comedy – A customer argues with a shopkeeper about whether a parrot is dead. This sketch introduces the question of how knowledge can be verified.
This article about Plato from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy would be useful for many senior students, particularly sections 1-4
Meditations is the philosophical diary of the 2nd century Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was renowned for his wisdom and benevolence as a leader. According to Edward Gibbon, it is perhaps the most readable exposition of the great system of practical philosophy known as Stoicism, which originated in Greece.
This book was written by Boethius, a man condemned to death for an apparently unjust charge of treason. Although a Christian, Boethius consoled himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy. It is still useful for anyone wanting practical advice in the face of life’s challenges. It is widely renowned as a great work of literature. […]
Title: The Greeks: an introduction to their culture Author: Sowerby, Robin Publisher: Routledge Date: 2009 ISBN: 0-415-46937-6 NOTES: Chapter 5 of this book (pp.142-168) is a comprehensive overview of Greek philosophy. The writing is clear and straightforward but more appropriate for older students, preferably those who already have some background knowledge of the ancient Greeks.
Visit the following site to watch Paul Henry put his foot into his mouth again. A good way to introduce the topic of appropriateness in the media to students.