Study Guides

Study Guides and Overheads for Introduction and Part I.  The Good Life and Thinking Critically

Introduction:  Defining Philosophy and Major Areas

The Indestructible Questions: The Main Branches of Philosophy

Socrates and the Passion for Wisdom

Classic Passages in the Apology

Key Distinctions in the Apology

Recognizing Arguments (Critical Thinking, Ch 1-3)

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

Status of Women

Critical Thinking:  Basic Skills in Logical Thinking

The Logic of Elimination


Basic Arguments (Critical Thinking, Ch 4-7)

More Complex Arguments (Critical Thinking, Ch 8-10)

Analogies, Numbers, Generalizations, and Causes (Critical Thinking, Ch 11-15

Recognizing Fallacies and Evaluating Arguments (Critical Thinking, Ch 18-21)

The Logic of Causal Analysis

Study Gudies and Overheads for Part II.  Philosophical Reflection on Terrorism

Defining Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction

Types of Violence

Holmes, Terrorism and Violence

Gay, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Govier on How Philosophy Can Respond to Terrorism (under construction)

Vulnerability, Victims, and Evil (Ch 1-3)

Hatred, Revenge, and Power (Ch 4-6)

Justice, Violence, and Responsibility (Ch 7-9)

Kindness, Courage, and Perspective (Ch 10-12)

Life, Vindication, and Hope (Ch 13-15)