Monday, February 22, 2016

Your one-stop Intro to Philosophy shop

Update: This site has been given an attractive redesign and is now edited by Erin Tarver.

Villanova's John Immerwahr, an ISW reader and enthusiast, has alerted me to his attractive new website, Teach Philosophy 101. As its name suggests, Tø101 is an open source collection of materials and resources for teaching to Introduction to Philosophy, with good stuff both for those new to the special challenges of Intro and those looking to refresh or revamp their Intro courses. John's site is nicely organized and he's looking for other links and resources related to teaching Intro. I'd encourage everyone to head over and check it out.


  1. It's very well put together. Why don't we link to it? It seems that it may be a good idea to have a "links" section on the blog related to teaching-specific sites that would be of interest to readers.

  2. I noticed one of the suggested change of pace exercises is to show YouTube clips. I've had great success with this. It is fairly easy to find short clips of 1-5 minutes that are excellent for illustration and fostering discussion. And just the mention of the phrase "You Tube" in class always elicits laughter...for whatever reason.

  3. Here's just one example of an entertaining clip that is also worthwhile when the issue of consumerism is relevant to class:
    Consumerism! The Musical


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