Ch 13: Philosophy and Nonfiction: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Philosophy and Nonfiction chapter of this Intro to Humanities Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about philosophy presented through nonfiction. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the essentials of philosophy and nonfiction required in a typical introductory humanities course.

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Learning objectives:

  • Examine aspects of The Defense of Poesy by Philip Sidney.
  • Discuss the quotes of John Stuart Mill.
  • Delve into the essays and politics of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.
  • Learn about the influence of social critic John Ruskin.
  • Read the sermons and biography of Jonathan Edwards.
  • Review the quotes and autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Evaluate the works of Thomas Paine and Francis Bacon.

14 Lessons in Chapter 13: Philosophy and Nonfiction: Tutoring Solution
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Philip Sidney and the Defense of Poesy

1. Philip Sidney and the Defense of Poesy

Sir Philip Sidney: courtier, soldier, governor, poet and critic. Learn all about this multifaceted Elizabethan celebrity and his massive effect on the worlds of poetry and literary scholarship.

John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism, Quotes and Theory

2. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism, Quotes and Theory

Join us for this analysis of nineteenth century British philosopher John Stuart Mill, whose radical political and ethical ideas based in utilitarianism have had a profound effect in the final frontier and on our current political landscape.

Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin:  Politics and Essays

3. Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin: Politics and Essays

Meet THE power couple of the 1790s: Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. Watch how Wollstonecraft inspires the feminist movement, and thrill to Godwin's early anarchic ways! Plus: how does one betray the other, even after death?

John Ruskin: Victorian Thought and Criticism

4. John Ruskin: Victorian Thought and Criticism

From his beginnings as a poet and painter to his status as one of Victorian England's foremost social critics, learn all about John Ruskin's influence on the worlds of art and economic structure.

Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening: Sermons & Biography

5. Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening: Sermons & Biography

Jonathan Edwards was an American minister whose sermon 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God' became one of the most famous sermons of the 18th century. In this lesson, we'll look at Edwards' sermon and analyze it for Puritan beliefs and style.

Benjamin Franklin: Quotes and Autobiography

6. Benjamin Franklin: Quotes and Autobiography

Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a storm and that he signed the Declaration of Independence. But how much do you know about his writing? In this lesson, we'll look at two of his most famous works and how they influenced American literature.

Thomas Paine: Common Sense and The Crisis

7. Thomas Paine: Common Sense and The Crisis

Thomas Paine was an influential writer during the American Revolution. In this lesson, we'll explore the content and style of two of his most famous pamphlets and how they helped shape American history.

Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy

8. Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy

This lesson examines the contributions of Sir Francis Bacon to science. We take a long hard look at the scientific method, with special emphasis on experimental science. Then we briefly examine how Bacon sold science to the world.

What is Aesthetics in Philosophy? - Definition & History

9. What is Aesthetics in Philosophy? - Definition & History

Many people disagree about definitions of beauty and art. In this lesson, you will learn how philosophers have approached the concept of beauty and its relationship to ideas about art.

What is Ontology? - Definition & Examples

10. What is Ontology? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the philosophy of ontology. We will learn exactly what ontology is, as well as explore some of the most complex questions ever posed.

Probing Questions: Types & Examples

11. Probing Questions: Types & Examples

Want someone to open up? In this lesson, we will learn about probing questions and how they are used to elicit answers that are based on critical thinking and/or personal feelings.

The Social Contract: Summary & Author

12. The Social Contract: Summary & Author

Do you think that the people should set the laws? Or maybe that government is best suited just enforcing the laws that the people place? If so, you're probably going to like the idea of The Social Contract.

Voltaire's Candide: Summary & Analysis

13. Voltaire's Candide: Summary & Analysis

Why is this short 18th-Century comedic novel not only an important work of literature but also one of the top-10 banned books of all time? Explore the wacky characters and shocking story line that is one of France's most recognizable contributions to world culture.

Voltaire: Philosophy & Works

14. Voltaire: Philosophy & Works

In this lesson we examine the literary contributions of Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (better known as Voltaire), a prominent writer and thinker of the French Enlightenment.

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