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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.
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.
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.
The Pre-Socratics (History of Western Philosophy)
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The Pre-Socratics (History of Western Philosophy)

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This well-organized, informative 24-slide PowerPoint is a great introduction to the origins of Western Philosophy. Students will learn about Thales, Anaximander, Anaximanes, Heraclitus, Democritus, Parmenides, and why 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.
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.
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)
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!
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
Introduction to Psychology (PPT)
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Introduction to Psychology (PPT)

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This 31-slide powerPoint has been designed with both the teacher and student in mind. It is visually-stimulating, detailed but efficient, and moves logically through the subject of psychology since its official, scientific beginning in 1879 with the first lab devoted entirely to psychology (Wilhelm Wundt). The following schools of thoughts are covered: Structuralism Functionalism Freudian psychology Behaviorism Humanistic psychology Cognitive psychology Gestalt psychology Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Evolutionary psychology Behavioral Genetics
C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity PPT (Preface)
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C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity PPT (Preface)

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This 26-slide PowerPoint is designed to teach, engage, and please the eye! In this introductory PPT, C.S. Lewis’ overall apologetic agenda is explained. Apologetics itself is also defined. In addition, the Alister McGrath’s comments regarding Lewis’ apologetic style are included (taken from the book, C.S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner). And last, the Preface in Mere Christianity is discussed in detail. This is the first PowerPoint in a series of 6 PowerPoints. After you teach this PowerPoint, students will have a clear understanding of what Lewis is arguing in books one and two.
C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity PPT (Book 1, Chapter 2)
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C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity PPT (Book 1, Chapter 2)

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This 24-slide PowerPoint is designed to teach, engage, and please the eye! This is the third PowerPoint in the series. It covers chapter two of Book 1 in Mere Christianity and includes a brief, 2-3 slide recap of Lewis’ main points in chapter one. In chapter two, Lewis pauses to defend the Moral Law from two major objections: The Moral Law is nothing more than one of our instincts (like mother love, patriotism, sex, and the fighting instinct). The Moral Law is nothing more than a social convention. This is the third PowerPoint in a series of 5+ PowerPoints. More PowerPoints, worksheets, and a test are forthcoming.
C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity PPT (Book 1, Chapter 1)
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C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity PPT (Book 1, Chapter 1)

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This 20-slide PowerPoint is designed to teach, engage, and please the eye! This is the third PowerPoint in the series. It covers chapter one of Book 1 in Mere Christianity. In this chapter, C.S. Lewis is interested in demonstrating the following: "First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They know the Law of Nature; they break it. These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in.” This PowerPoint begins by stating this and then works backwards to explain how Lewis goes about proving these two points. This is the second PowerPoint in a series of 5+ PowerPoints. More PowerPoints and worksheets are forthcoming.
C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity PPT (Book 1, Chapter 3)
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C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity PPT (Book 1, Chapter 3)

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This 20-slide PowerPoint is designed to teach, engage, and please the eye! This is the fourth PowerPoint in the series. It covers chapter three of Book 1 in Mere Christianity. It includes two slides intended to get students talking (i.e., great for class discussion or small groups). **See my store for the first three PowerPoints in the series: ** Preface Book 1, Chapter 1 Book 2, Chapter 2 More Mere Christianity PowerPoints to come.
Worksheet: Crash Course Philosophy #1 (What is Philosophy?)
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Worksheet: Crash Course Philosophy #1 (What is Philosophy?)

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This worksheet consists of 15 multiple-choice questions, three reflective questions (3-5 sentence responses), and an answer key! It is designed for students after they have watched the following video on YouTube: What is Philosophy?: Crash Course Philosophy #1. Also, a hyperlink for the video is included in the worksheet in case you want to email students or make this available in a learning management system (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, etc.).
Worksheet: Crash Course Philosophy #2 (How to Argue - Philosophical Reasoning)
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Worksheet: Crash Course Philosophy #2 (How to Argue - Philosophical Reasoning)

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This worksheet consists of 12 multiple-choice questions, three reflective questions (3-5 sentence responses), and an answer key! It is designed for students after they have watched the following video on YouTube: How to Argue - Philosophical Reasoning: Crash Course Philosophy #2. Also, a hyperlink for the video is included in the worksheet in case you want to email students or make this available in a learning management system (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, etc.).
Worksheet: Crash Course Philosophy #3 (Induction & Abduction)
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Worksheet: Crash Course Philosophy #3 (Induction & Abduction)

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This worksheet consists of 12 multiple-choice questions, three reflective questions (3-5 sentence responses), and an answer key! It is designed for students after they have watched the following video on YouTube: How to Argue - Induction & Abduction: Crash Course Philosophy #3. Also, a video hyperlink is included in the worksheet in case you want to email students or make this available in a learning management system (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, etc.).