This companion website for Journey into Philosophy offers additional resources for both students and instructors. It reinforces the overriding rationale behind the book which is a desire to enrich the lives of college students by introducing them to the practice of philosophical thought in an accessible and engaging manner.
What You Will Find on This Website
Instructors (Please click on Instructors tab in the menu bar at the top of the page to be taken to all material for instructors.)
Test bank questions and answers are provided for every reading in the book, including Part One “Getting Started in Philosophy,” and the Epilogue. Three types of questions—multiple choice, true or false, and essay questions—are available for each reading, for a total of nearly 2,500 questions. Instructors can thus create a variety of exams and quizzes based on the needs of their individual courses.
Students (Please click on Students tab in the menu bar at the top of the page to be taken to all material for students.)
Students have access to five relevant resources that can help them in any introduction to philosophy course.
- Student Review Questions are provided for every reading in the book. Nearly 600 essay-type questions allow students to flesh out their understanding of each reading by formulating in-depth and specific answers to each question. This provides a solid basis for review, and at the same time, prepares students for any type of exam or quiz format.
- Biographies of major philosophers are available through the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The biographies offer a rich array of information, including historical background, discussions of each philosopher’s principal works, and extensive bibliographies that help in researching paper topics.
- Philosophical Concepts provide an additional resource available through the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. They include important concepts found in the readings. Each entry puts the particular concept in a historical framework, identifies the major figures associated with the concept, and includes bibliographies for research papers.
- Philosophy and Everyday Life includes articles that show how the field of philosophy has practical real-world applications. The articles illustrate how philosophy prepares people to succeed in business, entrepreneurship, education, social policy careers, and many other real-life nonacademic roles. The authors illustrate how their experience in taking philosophy courses—which at the time often seemed abstract and far from practical—actually prepared them to think clearly, communicate effectively, and solve problems in their jobs and careers.
- Videos are a good way to explore philosophy. The Internet contains hundreds of videos about philosophers and philosophical concepts. The videos include short biographies, interviews with contemporary philosophers, and even animation. Since there is so much material available, we start your search by listing a link for each philosopher and philosophical concept. Once you access a video, you will then see other related videos, so you can explore whatever interests you.