Resources for Philosophy Students

Handouts and Presentationsbeing-there

How to Write a Philosophy Paper

Some Useful Things to Know About Arguments

The Abridged Guide to Passage Analysis

Writing A Seminar Paper (workshop at the YCTL)

Giving a Conference Presentation (workshop at the YCTL)

Websites & Podcasts

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: More than an encyclopedia, this site provides in-depth discussions of philosophical topics written by top philosophers

Philosophy Bites: Podcasts on top philosophers interviewed on bit-sized topics” by the UK philosophers David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton

The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: With these podcasts, Peter Adamson (LMU Munich & King’s College London) takes you through the history of philosophy, “without any gaps”

The Philosopher’s Movie Library

Best of Monty Python: The Argument ClinicPhilosophers’ FootballOxbridge Philosophy

Woody Allen & Philosophy: Crimes and Misdemeanours (1989), Annie Hall (1977), Love and Death (1975)

Famous Philosophers: Examined Life (Astra Taylor, 2008), Hanna Arendt (Margarethe von Trotta, 2012), Derrida (Dick & Ziering 2002), Wittgenstein (Derek Jarman, 1993), Beyond Good and Evil (Liliana Cavani, 1977), Days of Nietzsche in Turin (Júlio Bressane), The Rosselini Series: Cartesius (1974), Blaise Pascal (1972), Augustine of Hippo (1972), Socrates (1971),

Two Takes on Zeno’s Paradox: Achilles and the Tortoise (Takeshi Kitano, 2008), I.Q. (Fred Schepisi, 1994)

Who am I?: Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

The Problem of Evil: The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)

Truth, Justice, and Oppression: This is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi, 2011), The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966), Rashômon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

Gender, Identity, Morality: Talk To Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002), Bad Education (Almodóvar, 2004) , All About My Mother (Almodóvar, 1999), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994)

Is This Real Life? Stranger Than Fiction (2006), The Matrix (Lilly & Lana Wachowsky, 1999), The Truman Show (Peter Weir 1998), Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot, 1999), Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)

The Existentialist Detective Agency: I Heart Huckabees (David O. Russell, 2004)

What Makes a Life Worth Living? Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013), It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)

What Should I do? Moral Dilemmas:  The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2012), Never Let Me Go (2010), The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008), Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998), Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997)

Philosophical Conversations: Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001), Mindwalk (Bernt Capra, 1990)