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PATHWAYS TO PHILOSOPHY DOWNLOADS

Adobe Acrobat Introduction

Here you will find files for download. These files may be freely distributed on condition that the format or contents are not altered in any way.

As a matter of courtesy, please let us know if you intend to publish any of the materials made available on this page.

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If you experience any problems with downloading, viewing or printing these files, please e-mail Geoffrey Klempner at klempner@fastmail.net and I will do my best to help.

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Pathways sampler
Pathways sampler

Download Pathways Sampler (Zip)

Download Program A Unit 1

Download Program B Unit 1

Download Program C Unit 1

Download Program D Unit 1

Download Program E Unit 1

Download Program F Unit 1


The Pathways Sampler contains the complete first unit from each of the six Pathways programs:

  Program A. Introduction to Philosophy The Possible World Machine
  Program B. Philosophy of Mind Searching for the Soul
  Program C. Ancient Philosophy The First Philosophers
  Program D. Philosophy of Language Language and the World
  Program E. Moral Philosophy Reason, Values and Conduct
  Program F. Metaphysics The Ultimate Nature of Things.

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Possible world machine Possible world machine

Download The Possible World Machine

This file contains the fifteen short stories and introductions from Pathways Program A. Introduction to Philosophy The Possible World Machine.

CONTENTS:

The possible world machine, the black box, walkabout, a case of doubt, a lesson in biology, the insurance policy, a moral tale, the good witness, the fatalists, the ministry of perception, Dr Johnson's boots, space hopper, the window of consciousness, message from a lonely planet, Morgan's farewell.

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Ask a philosopher
Ask a philosopher

Download Ask a Philosopher

This file contains questions and answers selected from the Ask a Philosopher pages. The questions were answered by Geoffrey Klempner between August 1999 and January 2001.

The e-text was originally commissioned by Paulo Ghiraldelli Jr. for the use of students at the State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For the lastest answers by Geoffrey Klempner and the other members of the Ask a Philosopher panel see the current page of Questions and Answers.

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Dilemmas in social philosophy Dilemmas in social philosophy

Download Dilemmas in Social Philosophy

Download Social Philosophy Instructors Manual

Dilemmas in Social Philosophy is a reader by Phil Washburn, edited by Matthew Del Nevo for Pathways Schools Australia, a project of the International Society for Philosophers. The reader consists of two documents: a student text, together with an instructor's manual.

Contents

1. Is Society based on a contract?
2. Is liberty the highest social value?
3. Is equality the highest social value?
4. Is capitalism just?
5. Should we establish a world government?
6. Is ethnicity essential to identity?
7. Connections: individualist or relationist?

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Continental community of inquiry
Continental community of inquiry

Download Continental Community of Inquiry

Continental Community of Inquiry is a collection of texts selected — and in some cases translated — by Matthew del Nevo.

The introductory section explains the community of inquiry approach to continental philosophy and gives advice to students and teachers. The texts are suitable for students of any age, for beginners or more experienced students.

The collection includes a Preface by Matthew Lipman, who has pioneered the idea of a community of inquiry and philosophy for children.

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Naive metaphysics Naive metaphysics: a theory of subjective and objective worlds

Download Naive Metaphysics

This file contains the complete text of Geoffrey Klempner's book Naive Metaphysics, originally published by Avebury in 1994. Suitable for more advanced students.

CONTENTS:

Subjective and objective, egocentrism and nonegocentrism, silencing the egocentrist, reality of the objective standpoint, mind and body, reality of the subjective standpoint, a two-world metaphysic, attributes of my subjective world, non-continuity of my subjective world, my standpoint as agent, metaphysical freedom, self and other, reality of now, existence of matter, truth and verifiability, reality of our objective world, the world, I and now.

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