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Pathways to Philosophy



Pathways to Philosophy   Self-directed study   Six pathways   Following your pathway   Writing an essay   Book list   Student testimonials   Register now

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Pathways to Philosophy
adventures in distance learning

Pathways was designed from the start as a distance learning program. The six fifteen unit Pathways to Philosophy were developed over a period of three years 1995–8 through dialogue with the first Pathways students. Since then, many hundreds of students have enjoyed the Pathways experience and contributed to the on-going development of Pathways.

Taken together with Why study philosophy? and Devising a study plan — from the original 1995 Pathways introductory pack sent out in response to postal inquiries — these pages make the case for the value and importance of philosophical study.

The remainder of the material from the original Pathways pack has been incorporated into the Pathways How-to-do-it study guide.

Whatever you may decide to do in pursuing your philosophical researches, we hope that you find the materials useful, as well as stimulating and enjoyable to read.

If you have any questions about the six Pathways to Philosophy, please use the Comments Form or e-mail klempner@fastmail.net.




CONTENTS

Six Pathways The six Pathways: Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics, plus sample essays by Pathways students.

Following your pathway A synopsis of the Pathways approach to teaching philosophy and the options available for students who have completed one of the six Pathways.

Writing a philosophy essay The importance of writing in the study of philosophy with advice designed to remove the mystique from the task of writing your first philosophy essay.

Pathways introductory book list Brief reviews of some of the philosophy books available for the beginning student, both contemporary and classical.

Student feedback Comments by students who have taken the Pathways programs, ISFP Awards, and Diploma and BA via Pathways

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