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115 resources with the concept philosophers

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Philosophy - Epicurus

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Imagine teaching at a school that focused on the study of happiness! A short video analysis discusses Epicurus and his philosophy of seeking true happiness, including the importance of friends, the value of helping others, and the...
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Burke on: The Sublime

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Feeling small and insignificant doesn't always have to be a negative sensation. Explore the sublime with a video analysis of Edmund Burke's 1757 work A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful,...
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Marcel Proust

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is the meaning and purpose of life? Find out in a short video that summarizes the key ideas in Marcel Proust's A la recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time), that at two million words, just happens to be the longest novel...
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Plato On: The Forms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A life without forms would be chaotic and unwieldy! Plato asserts the importance of using forms to guide one's life, as well as the value of working toward an ideal life, in the centerpiece of his philosophy. 
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Philosophy - Plato

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some of the best advice for society, relationships, and personal growth was written nearly 3,000 years ago. High schoolers learn more about Plato's four ideas for reaching eudaimonia, or "fulfillment," in an explanatory video. 
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Voltaire

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Fascinated with the concept of good and evil, Voltaire formed his main character from the eponymous Candide, the most widely read text of the European Enlightenment. Learn more about Voltaire's life, beliefs, writing, and influence with...
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An Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learning the meaning of a new word is different than knowing its definition. Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations discusses the importance of context in understanding a word's meaning, as well as the fluidity of language...
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Goethe

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
No need to bargain with learners to investigate the life and works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe! Young philosophers view a short video that introduces them to his fascinating life and works.
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An Introduction to G. W. F. Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Spirit

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit was an influential contribution to 19th century philosophy. High schoolers explore what happens when two conscious beings, both sure of their own freedom without restriction,...
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An Introduction to John Locke's Two Treatises of Government

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Having a government may feel complicated and cumbersome, but as John Locke contends in his Two Treatises of Government, it is better than allowing human nature to regulate itself. A short video presents high schoolers with an explanation...
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An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where does our sense of morality come from? Friedrich Nietsche's On the Genealogy of Morality is the focus of a short explanatory video. Clarifying the difference between the concepts of good and bad based on one's societal framework,...
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An Introduction to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Which is worse: imprisoning someone for committing a crime, or intimidating someone into following the law? A short video introduces the main ideas of Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, including his perceptions of the dangers...
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Plato’s Best (and worst) Ideas

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The Noble Lie, the featherless bird, and the womb as a live animal are a few of Plato' less-than-noble ideas explored in a short video about one of the world's greatest philosophers.
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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you are studying Plato's allegory of the cave in The Republic, be sure to check out this accumulation of text-based and discussion questions designed by students. You can use the questions in your own instruction, or ask learners to...
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Philoso-Tea Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What philosophies and ideas helped to shape the foundation of the United States government? Here is an engaging role-playing activity where your young historians will have the opportunity to take on the persona of a famous philosopher...
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Chapter 4: The Expansion of Greece

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Looking for a comprehensive resource to accompany Western Civilizations, 16th edition? This site follows the text with online response tools such as chapter quizzes, interactive maps, focus questions, and flash cards. Chapter 4 focuses...
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Classical Greek Philosophy

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Divided into three different slideshows, this presentation first introduces Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The second set of slides deepens the analysis of the philosophers and their ideas, and the third section compares each school of...
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Final Regents Review: Greece

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Take your students on a free trip to Athens this year with this presentation, which tours the geography, history, and modern changes in the country of Greece. Clear, easy-to-understand maps and pictures help students to appreciate this...
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Confucius: The Most Famous Teacher in China

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Introduce young philosophers to the wisdom of China's most famous thinkers with a short bio. The reading comprehension passage includes an answer key.
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Philosophy in Ancient Athens

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Here you'll find all the images and primary information points you'll need to construct your own PowerPoint presentation on the three most famous philosophers of Ancient Greece: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
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The Allegory of The Cave

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Plato’s allegorical dialogue, “The Cave” is the subject of an eight-slide PowerPoint that prompts viewers to craft an essay in which they compare the Wachowski brothers' 1999 film The Matrix to Plato’s tale and discuss the extent to...
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Socrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"�I only know that I know nothing.�" Although he could neither read nor write, this short video introduces scholars to Socrates, still regarded as one of the greatest moral philosophers.
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Ancient Athens Part 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The History ChannelÕs celebration of Greek World History Week begins with a look at Athens. Burned by invading Persians and reconstructed by Pericles, the animated reconstructions let viewers tour this most famous city of the ancient...
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The Beauty of Beethoven

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Listeners interpret Beethoven's Fifth Symphony using excerpts from Plato about beauty and its purpose. High text complexity in Plato is appropriate for strong readers, older pupils, musicians, or philosophy classes. Lesson has easy links...