The Philosophy Shop

 This book should get anyone thinking.

Nigel Warburton, The Open University, Philosophy Bites podcast

This Award Winning book edited by Peter Worley, with contributions from A.C. Grayling, Angie Hobbs, Peter Cave, Peter Adamson, Anja Steinbauer, Roger Sutcliffe, and many more, The Philosophy Shop is jam-packed with ideas to get anyone thinking philosophically. For use in the classroom, after school clubs, philosophy departments, philosophy groups or even for the lone reader, this book will appeal to anyone who likes to think. Each example acts like a Japanese Haiku with a European flavour. Take it on journeys and dip in; use it as a classroom starter activity, or full philosophical enquiry – you could even use it to steer dinner party or family discussions away from the same old topics.

Very impressed, I've just started a philosophy based scheme of learning for my year nines next year, and this book will be a massive part of that. The 'works well with' suggestions for each exercise make translating the ideas in the book into a well structured sequence of lessons a joy. I completely agree that introducing core philosophical issues to students with a 'hook' that grabs them is the best way to approach the subject. I do the same with my A level groups and it enthuses them to approach the core issue in creative ways. You then get a second bout of learning when they compare their own approach to those of famous philosophers.

Ian Tustin, Wadham School