Philosophy for Teens

Questioning Life's Big Ideas
Author: Sharon M. Kaye,Paul Thomson
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593632029
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Uses contemporary scenarios to introduce major philosophers, including Mills, Locke, Plato, Nietzsche, and Sartre.

More Philosophy for Teens

Examining Reality and Knowledge
Author: Sharon M. Kaye,Paul Thomson,Jon Compton
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593632924
Category: Education
Page: 179
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Is knowledge the greatest virtue? What is it like to be somebody else? What if tomorrow never comes? Is the world around us real? Your students will be asking these challenging questions and more after reading and completing the activities in More Philosophy for Teens. A companion to the best-selling Philosophy for Teens book, this volume tackles the topics of reality and knowledge in a teenager-friendly format. The authors examine some of life's toughest questions, including identity, God, the universe, freedom, and the meaning of life. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

Philosophy for Teens

Questioning Life's Big Ideas
Author: Sharon M. Kaye,Paul Thomson
Publisher: Philosophy for Teens
ISBN: 9781593632021
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Uses contemporary scenarios to introduce major philosophers, including Mills, Locke, Plato, Nietzsche, and Sartre.

Cannabis - Philosophy for Everyone

What Were We Just Talking About?
Author: Dale Jacquette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444341393
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
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The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use. A frank, professionally informed and playful discussion of cannabis usage in relation to philosophical inquiry Considers the meaning of a ‘high’, the morality of smoking marijuana for pleasure, the slippery slope to more dangerous drugs, and the human drive to alter our consciousness Not only incorporates contributions from philosophers, psychologists, sociologists or legal, pharmacological, and medical experts, but also non-academics associated with the cultivation, distribution, and sale of cannabis Brings together an international team of writers from the United States, Canada, UK, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, and New Zealand

Philosophy for Children Through the Secondary Curriculum


Author: Lizzy Lewis,Nick Chandley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441169571
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an approach to learning and teaching that aims to develop reasoning and judgement. Students learn to listen to and respect their peers' opinions, think creatively and work together to develop a deeper understanding of concepts central to their own lives and the subjects they are studying. With the teacher adopting the role of facilitator, a true community develops in which rich and meaningful dialogue results in enquiry of the highest order. Each chapter is written by a leading P4C expert and provides an introduction to the relationship between P4C and the subject area, lesson stimuli and activities for extending and deepening students' thinking. The book includes: • guidance on how to embed P4C in curriculum subjects in a crowded and demanding secondary curriculum timetable • troubleshooting advice for the teacher-turned-facilitator • a companion website containing useful links, downloadable resources and material to display on your interactive whiteboard. Edited and collated by the UK's leading P4C organisation, this book introduces a rationale for using and adapting P4C in the secondary curriculum.

Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century


Author: Hugh H. Genoways
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759114250
Category: Philosophy
Page: 310
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What underlying philosophy and mission should museums pursue in the first half of the twenty-first century? In Museum Philosophy, twenty-four authors use the lenses of a variety of disciplines to answer this essential question. Museum professionals offer their answers alongside philosophers, historians, political scientists, educators, sociologists, and others in a wide-ranging exploration of institutions from art museums to zoos. Hugh Genoway's book offers philosophical and ethical guidelines, describes the ways specific institutions illustrate different philosophies, examines major divisions in the museum community, and explores outreach and engagement between the museum and its larger community. Both established museum professionals and students of museum studies will benefit from this insightful look into the foundations and future of their field.

The Onion and Philosophy

Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor
Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697243
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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The Onion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and reaches millions more with its spin-off books and Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophical examination. Twenty-one philosophers were commissioned to provide witty philosophical perspectives on just what makes the Onion so truthful and insightful. Former Governor Sarah Palin reported: “I just couldn’t put it down. The Onion and Philosophy is the most exciting book I’ve read since Principia Mathematica.” Are the Onion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it? Does the Onion really have a serious point of view on religion? On sex? On politics? Who cares what Area Man thinks? If everyone’s so dumb, how come so many Onion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are?

What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Lover


Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697898
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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Be warned—in your journey through this volume you will encounter many true stories. Some will make you laugh, others could make you cry, and all are enough to thoroughly embarrass the authors. These stories would never be allowed to see the light of day if they did not open the door to important truths about love. The authors speak to you, sometimes in their own voices, sometimes through dialogue, and sometimes through fiction. You will recognize yourself in their struggles and triumphs. Can the good life be attained without true love? What is jealousy? Is it possible to be a feminist and a heterosexual lover at the same time? What is the logic of the lovers’ quarrel? Is rough sex immoral? Is pornography a great lover’s friend or a foe? What did Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Russell, Beauvoir, and other great geniuses of Western history have to say about what goes on under the boardwalk? Is there any freedom in love? Is erotic desire a function of body or spirit? What is the best kind of love? Is there such a thing as a soul mate? You will have to face these questions and more when you dare to ask what philosophy can tell you about your lover. Everyone who has experienced it knows that romantic love truly is a “crazy little thing.” It keeps us awake at night and makes us do things we would never have dreamed we were capable of. In this volume twenty-five philosophy professors are gathered together to discuss various connections between romantic love and philosophy. They have left their tweed jackets and spectacles behind. It is as though you have run into them by chance at a bar in some far away city where they are at ease, ready to tell you what they really think. Perhaps you have taken a few philosophy classes, or perhaps you always kind of wanted to. This is your chance to enjoy some deep reflection on one of life’s greatest mysteries without any of the scholarly jargon, the academic pretenses, or the impossible exams. This volume will explain the lasting value of their ideas in simple, modern terms without the use of a single footnote.

50 cosas que hay que saber sobre filosofía


Author: Ben Dupré
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8434417103
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Con frecuencia se ha considerado a la filosofía como la disciplina académica por antonomasia, con sus practicantes firmemente enclaustrados en sus torres de marfil, al margen de los problemas de la vida real. Nada más lejos de la realidad: el pensamiento filosófico se ocupa de los asuntos que importan. Para decidir qué deberíamos hacer, en vez de qué podemos hacer, tenemos que recurrir a la filosofía. Para aprender a vivir, para saber de justicia, de lenguaje, de estética, de realidad e irrealidad, para gozar, para amar, tenemos que recurrir a la filosofía. En esta colección de 50 ensayos escritos de un modo tan accesible como lúcido, Ben Dupré nos presenta y nos explica todos estos conceptos que han merecido la atención de los pensadores, desde la Antigua Grecia hasta el presente. Una introducción perfecta a la filosofía escrita con un autor con un auténtico talento para popularizar sus conceptos, a menudo complejos y exigentes.

El camino de la sabiduría


Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788427037168
Category: Education
Page: 240
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La sabiduría del mago Merlín ha estado velada por la leyenda durante siglos. En este libro, Deepak Chopra acerca al lector el antiguo itinerario del maestro en una guía de reflexión interior. A través de un diálogo con el maestro Merlín, el autor recrea veinte lecciones sobre el valor de la espiritualidad en la vida cotidiana.

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

The Dao of Daddy
Author: Lon Nease,Michael W. Austin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444341416
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers fathers wisdom and practical advice drawn from the annals of philosophy. Both thought-provoking and humorous, it provides a valuable starting and ending point for reflecting on this crucial role. Address the roles, experiences, ethics, and challenges of fatherhood from a philosophical perspective Includes essays on Confucius, Socrates, the experience of African fatherhood, and the perspective of two women writers Explores the changing role of fatherhood and investigates what it means to be a father An ideal complement to Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)

Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone

I Ink, Therefore I Am
Author: Robert Arp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118252748
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves), tattoo artists, and tattoo enthusiasts that touch upon many areas in Western and Eastern philosophy Enlightens people to the nature of tattoos and the tattooing arts, leading readers to think deeply about tattoos in new ways Offers thoughtful and humorous insights that make philosophical ideas accessible to the non-philosopher

Coffee - Philosophy for Everyone

Grounds for Debate
Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444393375
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
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Offering philosophical insights into the popular morning brew, Coffee -- Philosophy for Everyone kick starts the day with an entertaining but critical discussion of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and culture of coffee. Matt Lounsbury of pioneering business Stumptown Coffee discusses just how good coffee can be Caffeine-related chapters cover the ethics of the coffee trade, the metaphysics of coffee and the centrality of the coffee house to the public sphere Includes a foreword by Donald Schoenholt, President at Gillies Coffee Company

College Sex - Philosophy for Everyone

Philosophers With Benefits
Author: Michael Bruce,Robert M. Stewart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444341447
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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Written with insight and humor, College Sex - Philosophy for Everyone investigates a broad array of philosophical issues relating to student sex. Examines the ethical issues of dating, cheating, courtship, homosexual experimentation, and drug and alcohol use Considers student-teacher relationships, sexual experimentation, the meaning of sex in a college setting and includes two essays based on influential research projects on ‘friends with benefits’ Many of the authors teach classes that explore the philosophy of love and sex, and most are scholars from the Society of the Philosophy of Sex and Love

El Secreto (The Secret)


Author: Rhonda Byrne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102716
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
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La edición especial del 10° Aniversario del libro que transformó vidas, ahora con un nuevo prólogo y revelaciones de Rhonda Byrne. En el 2006, un largometraje revolucionario reveló el gran misterio del universo—El Secreto—y, luego, Rhonda Byrne lo siguió con un libro que se convirtió en uno de los libros más vendidos mundialmente. El Secreto siempre ha estado parcialmente presente en las tradiciones orales, en la literatura, en las religiones y en las distintas filosofías de todos los tiempos. Por primera vez, todos estos fragmentos han sido reunidos en una increíble revelación que transformará la vida de todo aquel que lo experimente. En este libro aprenderás a cómo utilizar El Secreto en todos los aspectos de tu vida: dinero, salud, relaciones, felicidad y en todas tus interacciones con el mundo. Empezarás a entender el poder oculto que hay en tu interior, El Secreto te traerá felicidad en todas las áreas de tu vida. El Secreto encierra la sabiduría de los grandes maestros actuales-quienes lo han utilizado para conseguir salud, fortuna y felicidad. Al aplicar el conocimiento de El Secreto los maestros nos revelan increíbles historias de sanación, de generación de riqueza económica, de superación de obstáculos y de cómo alcanzar cualquier logro que pueda calificarse de imposible.

Lost and philosophy

the island has its reasons
Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405163156
Category: Philosophy
Page: 277
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Sometimes it feels like you need a Ph.D. to follow the show. But you don't. You just need this book in which twenty-one philosophers explore the deep questions we all face as survivors on this planet: Does "everything happen for a reason"? Is torture ever justified? Who are the Others? How do we know we're not patients in Hurley's psych ward? What if the Dharma Intitiative is experimenting on us? Desmond may not be able to save Charlie, but this book could save you. A provocative study of the hit television show, Lost, currently in its third season and set to reach its climax in 2010 Highlights the sense in which Lost is a genuinely philosophical show Helps fans understand and navigate some of Lost’s deeper meanings Connects episodes and events in the show to core philosophical issues such as truth, identity, and morality Shows that it’s no accident that there are Lost characters names Locke, Rousseau, and Hume

Honey for a Teen's Heart

Using Books to Communicate with Teens
Author: Gladys Hunt,Barbara Hampton
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872650
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.

Hacia otro nivel de cuidado: Guía para la crianza con respeto


Author: Janet Lansbury
Publisher: JLML Press
ISBN: 1508650764
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 170
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Millones de lectores de todo el mundo citan y comparten los consejos de Janet Lansbury sobre la crianza con respeto. Inspirada por la filosofía de crianza de su amiga y mentora Magda Gerber, la voz influyente de Janet anima a padres y profesionales del cuidado de los niños a percibir a los bebés como seres humanos competentes y únicos con las capacidades naturales para aprender sin que se les enseñe; desarrollar habilidades motoras y cognitivas; comunicarse; enfrentar dificultades de acuerdo a su edad; iniciar y dirigir el juego independiente durante períodos largos; y mucho más. Una vez que logramos ver a nuestros hijos con estos ojos, incluso las experiencias de crianza diaria más comunes se vuelven oportunidades estimulantes para aprender, descubrir y conectarnos con nuestro hijo. “Hacia otro nivel de cuidado” es una colección de treinta artículos que tienen gran aceptación y son muy leídos en el sitio web de Janet. Se centran en algunos de los aspectos más comunes del cuidado de los bebés y los niños pequeños, como la alimentación, el sueño, el cambio de pañal, la comunicación, la separación, la atención y la capacidad de concentración, la creatividad y los límites. La reveladora filosofía de Janet, que evita los “consejos y trucos” simplistas característicos de la cultura de crianza generalizada, sienta las bases para una relación entre padres e hijos más cercana y gratificante; los niños criados de esta manera se transforman en adultos competentes, seguros de sí mismos y con una personalidad auténtica.