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Philosophy PowerPoints

This shop provides philosophy instructors with professional, streamlined, and aesthetically-appealing PowerPoints to teach the basics of philosophy. Having taught philosophy at two different universities and two community colleges in the United States, I understand the value of having ready-made resources that you can use as-is or modify for your unique needs.

This shop provides philosophy instructors with professional, streamlined, and aesthetically-appealing PowerPoints to teach the basics of philosophy. Having taught philosophy at two different universities and two community colleges in the United States, I understand the value of having ready-made resources that you can use as-is or modify for your unique needs.
Aristotle's Virtue Ethics (PowerPoint)
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Aristotle's Virtue Ethics (PowerPoint)

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This 35-slide PowerPoint is designed from lecture material used in an university classroom. Several quotes from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics are included. The following topics are covered in this professional, sleek, and informative presentation: Normative ethics Overview of utilitarianism Overview of deontological ethics Overview of virtue ethics Aristotle’s metaphysics Telos, the role of reason, and its connection to eudaimonia Eudaimonia (what happiness really is for Aristotle) Doctrine of the Golden Mean How to develop virtue Pleasure and pain in Aristotle’s virtue ethics
B.F. Skinner & Operant Conditioning (PowerPoint)
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B.F. Skinner & Operant Conditioning (PowerPoint)

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This 26-slide PowerPoint is professional, includes several images (for both instruction and entertainment), and is aesthetically appealing. B.F. Skinner was the most famous face associated with Behaviorism in the 20th century (even more so than John Watson). This presentation is thorough, includes ample examples, and yet is easily modifiable so that you can make this your own. The following topics are covered (not an exhaustive list): Bio of Skinner What is Operant Conditioning and how is it different than Classical Conditioning? Shaping Extinction Primary & Secondary Reinforcers Positive reinforcement Negative reinforcement Positive punishment Negative punishment The four types of partial reinforcement schedules And more!
Plato: Allegory of the Cave (PowerPoint)
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Plato: Allegory of the Cave (PowerPoint)

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This professional, 26-slide PowerPoint presentation is intuitively designed with the teacher in mind. Plato’s metaphysics and epistemology are presented in a clear, logical manner using both the Allegory of the Cave and the Divided Line metaphor. Several imagines are utilized in an effort to help students connect the dots. Having taught this subject myself in university classrooms, this PowerPoint is ready to go. Easy to modify to fit your own needs. The following topics are covered in detail: Plato’s bio World of Appearance World of Forms The Divided Line in relation to the Allegory of the Cave Dualism Participation Copies Degrees of reality Degrees of knowledge Enlightenment through education The Philosopher-King Bondage of ignorance
Descartes & Rationalism (PowerPoint)
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Descartes & Rationalism (PowerPoint)

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This 43-slide PowerPoint is what I use when teaching Intro to Philosophy or Philosophy of Human Nature at the university. It is extremely detailed, includes multiple quotes from the Discourse and Meditations, and presents not just the Cogito, but why in fact this was such a significant statement in the history of Western Philosophy. It was, for Descartes, his fundamental building block (certainty; foundationalism) in erecting his edifice of knowledge. In addition, notes are included for some slides in the note section as a teacher’s aid.
Kant: Deontological Ethics (PowerPoint)
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Kant: Deontological Ethics (PowerPoint)

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This 30-slide PowerPoint presentation is an introduction to Kant’s deontological ethics. The slides are aesthetically pleasing, logically arranged, informative, and professionally designed. Topics included are as follows: (A) What is normative ethics? (B) The three main theories of Normative ethics, © Who was Immanuel Kant? (D) The centrality of reason for Kant, (E) The Categorical Imperative, (F) Hypothetical Imperatives, and (G) The Good Will.
The Presocratics (History of Western Philosophy)
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The Presocratics (History of Western Philosophy)

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This well-organized, informative PowerPoint (14 slides) is a great introduction to the origins of Western Philosophy. Students will learn about Thales, Anaximander, Anaximanes, Heraclitus, and most importantly, what the Pre-Socratics are so important in the history of Western thought. In addition, this PP is easy to modify so that you can adapt it according to your needs.
Intro to Utilitarianism (PowerPoint)
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Intro to Utilitarianism (PowerPoint)

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This 28-slide PowerPoint presentation is professionally designed to engage students, create lively discussions, and provide a succinct summary of Utilitarianism. While Jeremy Bentham was the first to present Utilitarianism in a somewhat systematic fashion, the most articulate expression of theory was by 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill. One of the strengths of this presentation is that several of the most important statements by Mill are directly quoted. The following topics are addressed: Normative ethics Brief summary of Virtue ethics Brief summary of Deontological ethics Quotes by Mill The Greatest Happiness Principle Mill’s definition of happiness Mill’s response to his critics that claimed his theory was a philosophy for swine The difference between Act and Rule Utilitarianism The famous Trolley Carts scenarios (with images)
Introduction to Western Philosophy (PowerPoint)
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Introduction to Western Philosophy (PowerPoint)

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What is philosophy? What did Socrates, Aristotle, and Immanuel Kant say about it? What are the five main branches of philosophy? These questions, among other topics, are covered in this 36-slide PowerPoint presentation taken straight from my University lecture material. This PowerPoint is well-structured so that students gain an appreciate for the subject as well key bits of information.
Introduction to Ethics (PowerPoint)
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Introduction to Ethics (PowerPoint)

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This 23-slide PowerPoint presentation is taken from the one that I used in my university classroom. It is organized in a manner that helps the student understand the place of ethics within the much broader discipline of philosophy. Another advantage of this presentation is that is arranged in a systematic, organized fashion so that the student can clearly understand the sub-branches of ethics itself. Topics covered include the following: Major branches of philosophy, three divisions in ethics, three major normative theories (Virtue ethics, Utilitarianism, Deontological ethics), and the trolley cart scenarios. Great for class discussion!
Classical Conditioning
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Classical Conditioning

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This sleek, informative 25-slide PowerPoint is designed to introduce students to the world of classical conditioning. From classical conditioning’s humble beginnings in Ivan Pavlov’s Russian laboratory to John Watson’s experiment with Little Albert, this PP provides a general overview of the subject. In addition to covering a wide range of terms and concepts, the presentation includes several “Class Discussion” moments throughout the presentation including an engaging small-group activity at the end. Below is a list of topics that are covered (not totally exhaustive): Learning Stimulus Unconditioned stimulus Unconditioned response Conditioned stimulus Conditioned response Neutral stimulus Higher-order conditioning Stimulus generalization Stimulus discrimination Extinction
Intro to Epistemology (PowerPoint)
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Intro to Epistemology (PowerPoint)

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This 28-slide PowerPoint is a great introduction to Epistemology and can be used in a high school or college/university setting. Topics include: Justified true belief, the various kinds of knowledge, sufficient and necessary conditions as it applies to knowledge (a little logic presented in simple fashion), quotes from Plato’s writing, etc. Use as-is or modify to meet your unique ends.