A Cross Cultural Introduction to Bioethics is an introductory text book in bioethics aimed at highschool level students. Broad topics covered include: Environmental Ethics, Genetics, Medical Ethics, Reproduction Neurosciences and Social Ethics. Within each of these topics are pages that introduce and explain the issues involved. For example there will be a page introducing vegetarianism […]
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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… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzwqqlzE_Eg
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 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 […]
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.
The Consolation of Philosophy
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. […]
The Greeks: an introduction to their culture
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.
Ethics Introduction Online
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.