Study Guides









Study Guides and Overheads for Introduction and Part I.  Ancient Philosohy:  Socrates & Plato
 

The Indestructible Questions: The Main Branches of Philosophy
 

Recognizing Arguments
 

Basic Arguments


Classic Passages in the Apology

 

Key Distinctions in the Apology
 

Whether to Escape from Prison (Crito) and Facing Death (Phaedo)
 

Socratic Method for Defining Piety in the Euthyphro
 

Plato's Allegory of the Cave
 

Point of the Allegory of the Cave
 

Plato's Divided Line
 
   

 Study Guides and Overheads for Part II.  Modern Philosophy:  Descates, Hume, & Kant

 
Descartes, Meditations I-III

 
Descartes, Meditations IV-VI

 
Hume's Enquiry


Hume's Relations of Ideas and Matters of Face

 
Kant's Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals
 

Kant's Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives
 
 

Study Guides and Overheads for Part III.  Recent Philosophy:  Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, & Mill
 

Hegel's "Master-Slave Dialectic"
 

Marx, Alienated Labor
 

Nietzsche's Critique of Morality
 

Mill, On Liberty
 

Mill, The Subjection of Women
 
 

Study Guides and Overheads for Part IV.  Contemporary Philosophy:  Ayer, James, Sartre, & Rawls
 

Ayer, "Language, Truth,and Logic"


James, The Will to Believe and Pragmatism

 

Sartre, Being and Nothingness (Bad Faith)
 

Sartre, Existentialism and Humanism
 

Rawls, Justice as Fairness