Category Archives: Booklets, Handouts and Worksheets

Material that gives some background to a topic. A useful teacher resource. Can often include worksheets and handouts for students.

Theory of Knowledge – Sense Perception

Teaching the Nature of Science.pdf  

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The Relativity of Wrong – Isaac Asimov

Are all wrongs equally wrong? TOK, philosophy of science, nature of truth, inductive reasoning. Asimov – The Relativity of Wrong (pdf) Full text below

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Language and Thought

Can language shape how we think? A Stanford researcher says yes, and her work speaks volumes about what makes people tick. TOK Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind. TOK Resource – Language and Thought

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Morality without Religion

Marc Hauser and Peter Singer. Empirical evidence of innate morality? Philosophy of mind. Moral philosophy. HauserSingerMoralRelig05

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Does Truth Matter? – Carl Sagan

Good Sagan stuff. Philosophy of science. Does Truth Matter and related articles – Carl Sagan (pdf) Full text below

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Funny Proofs of God’s Existence

In a Word document. Proofs of God’s existence

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Cognitive Bias in Reasoning

A list of topics from Wikipedia – visit there by clicking on the links – well worth the effort. Decision-making and behavioral biases Many of these biases are studied for how they affect belief formation, business decisions, and scientific research. … Continue reading

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Heads I Win – A study of persitence of belief by Tim van Gelder

A great read on aspects of confirmation bias and the like. Critical thinking. HeadsIWin

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Is Mathematics Discovered or Invented?

An essay by Harvard Professor Barry Mazur. Platonic maths

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Learn to be Psychic in 10 Easy Lessons

How it’s done from the American Skeptics. Pseudoscience, psychics, cold reading, hypothesis testing. 10_Easy_Psychic_Lessons

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15 EVOLUTIONARY GEMS

A resource from Nature for those wishing to spread awareness of evidence for evolution by natural selection. Great for teachers. evolutiongems

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Humbug! The skeptic’s fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking

A (free) text on fallacies in thinking. HUMBUG! eBook by Jef Clark and Theo Clark Get your own at Scribd or explore others: CulturePhilosophy free ebook. Uploaded by Theo Clark.

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Annotated Bibliography example and explanation

An example of an annotated bibliography that was included in a practical report write-up for an experiment about a pendulum, and a general discussion of what ought to be included in an annotated bibliography. Annotated Bibliography Example and Explanation

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How Science Works

A lovely description of the process of science. David Goodstein, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., is Vice Provost, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, and theFrank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,California. Philosophy of science. HowScienceworks

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Q-Matrix

A matrix of questions to encourage thinking about an issue. Apparently a product of Spencer Kagan and seen everywhere nowadays. Highly recommended. Critical thinking. qmatrix

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Social Philosophy booklet

Outlines some basic theories and gives an overview of philosophers. Starts with Plato. Nice resource for introduction to social philosophy. Social Philosophy booklet

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Exercises using truth tables or trees for validity worksheet

Worksheet with about a dozen problems requiring testing for validity using truth tables & truth trees, as well as some translating. Deductive Logic. Truth tree validity worksheet

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Basic Truth Table Posters

These simple posters were printed off and placed above the whiteboard for the duration of our propositional logic unit as a means of quick visual reference. Deductive Logic. Basic truth table posters

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Valid Arguments, Tautologies and Formal Fallacies (deductive logic)

A one page summary sheet of some of the main bits of propositional logic. Deductive Logic. Valid Arguments

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Truth Trees booklet

Booklet on the propositional logic technique of truth trees. Deductive Logic. Truth Trees

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