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Philosophy: The Big Questions
Frank Cunningham, Daniel LaLonde, David Neelin, Kenneth Peglar - Philosophy: The Big Questions
English | 2003-08-01 | ISBN: 1551302306 | PDF | 372 pages | 181 MB


This book brings together a superb team of authors with extensive backgrounds. Based on the view that philosophy is best learned by actually doing it, the text encourages direct student engagement with core philosophical issues and theories. Each of the six units covers a distinct curriculum topic, allowing teachers a clear choice in how to configure their courses. Both Expectations and recently written Profiles are supported in the text and in the Teachers' Resource Guide. Each chapter begins with a list of key words and key people and a challenge to students to begin talking about fundamental ideas. Students then navigate the chapter with readable text and several beneficial features.


Each chapter begins with a list of key words and key people and a challenge to students to begin talking about fundamental ideas. Students then navigate the chapter with readable text and several beneficial feature:
- Talking Philosophy: A jumping-off point to get students to "talk philosophy." The questions anticipates the upcoming text.
- Point of View: A brief discussion of various thinkers' points of view relating directly to the content of the text.
- Quotes: Short quotations provoke thought and encourage discussion.
- Cartoons: Provide alternate, humorous views and specifically help to develop inference.
- Thinking Logically: Explanations of common fallacies in reasoning and how to avoid them.
- Research and Inquiry Skills: Included in each unit with in-depth treatment of one specific skill.
Help Your Students:
- Learn skills of critical thinking
- Apply philosophical theories and methods to other subjects and to everyday life
- Find philosophical resources, on the Web, for further study
Demonstrate and Improve Literacy Skills
- Computer literacy for internet searches
- Media literacy for audio-visual presentations
- Verbal and written language for reports and presentations
- Visual art and drama displays and performances.


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