[Pathways] Pathways to Philosophy: Important Notice

Pathways to Philosophy: Important Notice

On 31st December 2020 the Pathways to Philosophy web site and all associated web pages will be permanently removed from the web.

After that date, pages will still be accessible at https://web.archive.org, where you can trace the history of the Pathways web sites all the way back to 1997–8.

As from now, there will be very few, if any updates. However, all pages will remain in place until the end date.

Students currently enrolled with Pathways will continue to receive support. However, applications have now been permanently closed.

I have a huge amount of people to thank for their support over the years. First and foremost, the hundreds of students who have enrolled with Pathways going back to 1995, before Pathways went on the web. For a time, a significant proportion of these students were supported by the Pathways mentors working pro bono. Then there are all the contributors to the Philosophy Pathways and Philosophy for Business e-journals, the Panel of Ask a Philosopher, the Board of the International Society for Philosophers, not to forget all the people who have joined the ISFP since it was founded in 2002.

Finally, are many other individuals not included in these groups who have corresponded with me, offered their advice, commented on my writings and given unfailing support. I am grateful to you all.

Why now? That is a far better question than simply, 'Why?' Because everything has a beginning and an end, even (or maybe especially) good things, because I feel now that I have achieved all that I set out to do. Because, I need the maximum amount of time remaining to me to pursue my own personal 'ring quest' in Philosophy.

I have written about this in numerous places. I currently have fifteen books in Kindle eBook and paperback. Here are the titles, in the order in which the books were first published on Amazon:

The Metaphysics of Meaning, 2016
Naive Metaphysics: a theory of subjective and objective worlds, 2016
Ethical Dilemmas: a primer for decision makers, 2016
Philosophizer, 2016
Philosophy Q and A, 2017
Philosophizer (Black Edition), 2017
Philosophizer's Bible, 2019
The Possible World Machine, 2019
Searching for the Soul, 2019
The First Philosophers, 2019
Language and the World, 2019
Reason, Values and Conduct, 2019
The Ultimate Nature of Things, 2019
I Might Not Have Existed But Someone Exactly Like Me Might Have Existed In My Place: the idiotic conundrum, 2020
A Better Ray Gun and Other Tales: twenty sci-fi stories with a philosophical twist, 2020

You can find all the relevant URLs on my CV page https://philosophypathways.com/vita.html. Do consider looking up my books on Amazon. There will be more writings in the pipeline, but I cannot say exactly when!

Geoffrey Klempner
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[Pathways] Review the Pathways to Philosophy Programs on Amazon

Programs
https://philosophypathways.com/programs/pak1.html

Books
https://philosophypathways.com/#books

Since 1995 when Pathways was first launched, hundreds of students have followed the six Pathways to Philosophy programs.

In 2019 I took the decision to make the six Pathways available as stand-alone books for students who didn't need external support:

- The Possible World Machine
- Searching for the Soul
- The First Philosophers
- Language and the World
- Reason, Values and Conduct
- The Ultimate Nature of Things

The text of each stand-alone book is identical to that of the fifteen unit program, including the five sets of essay questions.

Sadly, to date, only two reviews of the Pathways programs have appeared on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk. If you enjoyed reading these why not write a review?

Many customers don't realize that you don't need to have purchased a book on Amazon in order to be able to write a review. All you need is to have an account with Amazon that you are actively using.

A review can be as long as an essay, or just one or two lines. It is normal to give five stars unless you feel that the book falls short of your expectations in some way. That's how these things are interpreted.

The same applies to my eight (or nine) books:

- The Metaphysics of Meaning (2016)
- Naive Metaphysics: a theory of subjective and objective worlds (2016)
- Ethical Dilemmas: a primer for decision makers (2016)
- Philosophizer (2016)
- Philosophy Q and A (2017)
- Philosophizer (Black Edition) (2017)
- Philosophizer's Bible (2019)
- I Might Not Have Existed But Someone Exactly Like Me
Might Have Existed In My Place: the idiotic conundrum (2020)
- A Better Ray Gun and Other Tales: twenty sci-fi
stories with a philosophical twist (2020)

If you go to https://philosophypathways.com/#books you will find links that you can click that will open a page on Amazon where you can write a review of one or more of my books.

If you go to https://philosophypathways.com/programs/pak1.html you will find links that you can click for the six stand-alone Pathways to Philosophy.

I have given links for Amazon US and Amazon UK. If you have an account on a different Amazon just change the URL (to amazon.de, amazon.com.au, amazon.fr or etc.)

I would appreciate it if you would consider writing a review.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

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Geoffrey Klempner
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16th June 2020

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[Pathways] 'A Better Ray Gun and Other Tales' by Geoffrey Klempner

A Better Ray Gun and Other Tales: twenty sci-fi stories with a philosophical twist

I have published another book, which is available in Kindle format and in paperback from Amazon:

US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089XZGRHF
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089XZGRHF

The sci-fi short stories collected in this book were written at two different times. I wrote ten over 1990-1 for philosophy classes run by the WEA, Sheffield. I later used these for first-year tutorial sessions at Sheffield University.

In 1995, my sci-fi stories became the backbone of the first of my six Pathways to Philosophy, 'The Possible World Machine'. Over the years, they have been read and commented on by numerous students from every angle and have stood the test of time.

One of these stories, 'The Black Box' was selected for the 5th edition of 'Doing Philosophy: an introduction through thought experiments' edited by Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn, published by McGraw Hill.

This prompted me to have another try, and in 2012 I wrote another ten sci-fi stories. All were around 800 words, more sketches than complete stories and in need of further development. But I kept putting this off until now. The pandemic may well have played a significant part in prompting me to work on these until I was satisfied with the result. Extracts can be found at https://philosophicaltales.blogspot.com.

CONTENTS

A Better Ray Gun
The Black Box
I Love Your Waspish Waist
Walkabout
A Million Dark Years
A Case of Doubt
The Last... What?
A Lesson in Biology
Alien Baby
The Insurance Policy
Perfect Day
The Good Witness
Hare and Hounds
The Fatalists
Hold That Sucker Down
The Ministry of Perception
Go Deep
Space Hopper
That Feeling When
Message From a Lonely Planet

Geoffrey Klempner
klempner@fastmail.net


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Pathways School of Philosophy
http://www.philosophypathways.com

International Society for Philosophers
http://www.isfp.co.uk

Books by Geoffrey Klempner
http://amzn.to/2eNgaOh

YouTube channel
https://youtube.com/gvklempner

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/geoffreyklempner/

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