PHILOSOPHY IN ACTION FEATURES:Full-colour artwork throughout includes paintings, photographs, cartoons, diagrams, maps, and graphs which provide visual interest and help students focus. Behind the Min
PHILOSOPHY IN ACTION FEATURES:
- Full-colour artwork throughout includes paintings, photographs, cartoons, diagrams, maps, and graphs which provide visual interest and help students focus.
- Behind the Mind biographical profiles of ancient and contemporary philosophers feature both Eastern and Western thinkers.
- The Philosopher's Forum of primary source documents helps students discover key elements of philosophical thought in their original format. Each selection is analyzed through end-of-section questions and activities which reinforce central themes of the reading.
- Doing Philosophy presents contemporary pieces designed to apply philosophical ideas to a wide range of social, political and cultural thought. Students will explore philosophical questions related to the world's water supply, stem cell research, ethnic cleansing, literacy, freedom of expression, justice, globalization, copyright and intellectual property, campaign financing, child abuse, cruelty to animals, and other issues in the news today.
- Philosopher's Web introduces current and appropriate Internet web sites to help students explore philosophical topics in greater detail.
- Word on the Street asks contemporary high school and university students to discuss some of philosophy's major questions and concerns such as what is a meaningful life, or what is a just society?
- Timelines place topics and personalities within historical and cultural contexts.
- Toga Talks offer marginal quotations by philosophers, statespeople, scientists, artists and writers to provide a continuing commentary on the philosophical issues under discussion.
Philosophy in Action meets the requirements of Ontario's Grade 12 curriculum.
Wayne Sproule is currently a professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. Previously, Wayne served as a history, social sciences and humanities teachers and was Head of Department in the Toronto District School Board. In addition, he has written several widely used textbooks for schools.
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