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… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzwqqlzE_Eg
Monty Python – Argument clinic
Comedy – A man walks into a clinic to pay for an argument. This sketch illustrates some bizarre twists of language and logic.
Monty Python – The Parrot Sketch
Comedy – A customer argues with a shopkeeper about whether a parrot is dead. This sketch introduces the question of how knowledge can be verified.
What is appropriate to say on Television?
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.
Media Ethics censorship
What is appropriate to say on television? Below are links to two videos of Paul Henry, a controversial television presenter. The first is where Henry cannot pronounce the name of a person correctly and ends up in fits of laughter. The second, the more controversial, is the discussion with Prime Minister John Key, where Henry […]
The Ontological Argument
This YouTube clip provides a comprehensive and clear explanation of The Ontological Argument. This content in this clip is quite advanced and so would be best suited to Year 12 and 13 students or as a teacher resource.
A basic YouTube clip by The Headless Professor which outlines The Cosmological Argument. There are a series of YouTube clips by The Headless Professor covering Philosophy of religion topics. This clip is appropriate for a range of secondary school students.
John Rawls Shares Some Thoughts
An animated Youtube clip in which an overview of the original position and the veil of ignorance is given.
Obama on Freedoms
Title: Obama on Freedoms Location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esgdoc1TSCE This short clip reports on a meeting held by US President Barack Obama in China. Obama talks about the importance of freedoms. He specifically mentions the freedom to use Facebook and Twitter. The clip is especially valuable in that it helps to highlight how political philosophical discussions bear on […]
Facebook Free Speech Battle
This clip presents the case of a high school student who posted an unflattering remark about her teacher on Facebook. It could be used to get students thinking about free speech.