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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Another more comprehensive introduction to the concepts used in ethics, meta-ethics, and applied ethics. Provides some useful links to other pages for further reading.
Introduction to what ethics is, including meta-ethics and applied ethics. A good cursory definition and introduction to the subject.
Journalism goes to the movies is a useful book containing ethical case studies illustrated by popular films. The book raises a variety of ethical issues faced by journalists, including privacy, conflict of of interest, reporter and source relationships, and the role of journalists in their communities. In the word document attached, are the two cases […]
Website: Society for Philosophical Inquiry Location: www.philosopher.org NOTES: The Society for Philosophical Inquiry was founded by Christopher Phillipps to inspire the formation of what he calls Socrates Cafes. This is when a person facilitates a group discussion about a topic, mainly by asking questions. The website contains some useful tips about how to start a […]
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: The history of Greek philosophy: Volume 1 – The Pre-Socratics Volume 2 – Socrates and Beyond Author: Crescenzo, Luciano de Translator: Bardoni, Auril Publisher: Pgw Date: 1992 ISBN: 0920668887 This innocuously titled book series is actually a very humorous introduction to Greek philosophy by Italian author Luciano de Crescenzo. It combines personal anecdotes and […]
Title: Advanced Religious Studies Authors: Tyler, Sarah K. And Gordon Reid Publisher: Philip Alan Updates Date: 2002 NOTES: This is a large UK religious studies textbook that contains a lot of philosophy. The first two sections, entitled Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics would be the most useful for philosophy students. It contains plenty of […]