So for my presentation, I have decided to make a prezi.  Even though it kind of takes a lot of time to make a prezi, I like the way it looks when it’s all done. I’m basically going to break up the presentation into two parts.  The first part wil be presenting the generally accepted facts about the ethics of warfare, like the ones accepted by the various Geneva Convetions, etc.  The second part, I’m going to talk about the different opinions about the ethics of war, etc like pacifism, etc.


Today, I read this which is about the established rules and conventions of war.  They talk about certain conventions that established rules for warfare that are to be universally accepted.  Failure to comply with these rules can lead to being tried for war crimes, such as in the Nuremburg Tribunal, where many Nazi soldiers were tried for war crimes. 

This is basically what I am looking for, for this presentation.  I really want to talk about these ideas and rule, so I will most likely included this timeline in my presentation.

I also read this, which gives an overview and definition of war crimes.  I also will include this in my presentation, because I think it is relevant to the discussion of ethics and morality and how they pertain to war.


Today I read a lot about different ideas and beliefs about the morality of war.  The information I read today focused mainly on the idea of pacifism.  I read about the different beliefs associated with pacifism and the idea of war as morally wrong. 

I plan to use this website and this information as a way to introduce ideas about the morality of war.


Today I read this website about a popular war and strategy theorist, Carl von Clausewitz.  Clausewitz wrote “On War” which is said to be the most important book on warfare and strategy.  Clausewitz’s most famous argument is that war is merely a continuation of politics. 

I’m not sure if this is exactly what I’m looking for.  I think I want to focus more on the ethics of war and fighting.  This isn’t too relevant to my presentation, but I’m planning to talk less about actual stategy of battle and more on the moralily of war.


I think I want to talk about the philosophy and the psychology of war.  I recently read War by Sebastian Junger and it talks about what it actually feels like to be a soldier, in combat.  I am really interested in the ideas of politics and war and I think it would be interesting to talk about.  Today, I read this website, which talks about the definitions of war and the sometimes ambiguity of terms.  I also will probably focus on the ethics of war and peace, as well as pacifism and realism.


I was thinking about it yesterday and I don’t really like my idea for this project.  Today I tried to figure out another idea.  I looked up some things about the philosophy of death, of fractals, of graffiti, art.  I really need a topic and I want something that I will actually be interested in reading and learning about.  Tonight, I’m planning to think somemore and see if I have any books at home about a topic I would like to explore.

“Maria Montessori.” World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2011. Web. 6 Apr. 2011.,

 This article gives basic information about Maria Montessori’s life and her claim to fame in the world of education. It gives an overview of her teaching methods and her philosophy on children and learning.


“The Ideal of the Educated Woman: Jane Roland Martin on Education and Gender* – Walker – 2005 – Educational Theory.” Wiley Online Library. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-5446.1984.00327.x/abstract>.

This article talks about the presence of sex bias in the field of educational philosophy.  Jane Roland Martin is known for her work in the field of moral education and her ideas regarding the role of women in educational theory and practice.

Linda F. Nathan. Web. 12 Apr. 2011. http://lindanathan.com/.

This is a blog, written by Linda Nathan.  Linda Nathan is an educator in Boston and the founding Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy.  She has a Bachelor’s degree, two Master’s degrees and her Doctorate degree.  Her blog talks about her experiences in her school with her students and faculty.  She also writes about her philosophy of education and how it relates to her work and the students/shool sin the New England area. I think her blog will give a unique female viewpoint that I’m looking to show in my paper.

“HGSE News: Teaching’s Next Generation–What Will It Take to Attract and Keep New Teachers?” Harvard Graduate School of Education. Web. 12 Apr. 2011. http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/features/johnson12012000.html.
This is an article written by Susan Moore Johnson that talks about her ideas on the shift of education.  It talks aboutthe ideas of needing more teahcers and more effective ways to reach modern students.  I will use this to tie in the philosophy viewpoint to the whole “shift happens” idea.
“Bill Moyers Journal . Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot | PBS.” PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. Web. 12 Apr. 2011. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/05082009/profile2.html.
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot is a sociologist who examines the culture of schools and the patterns of scoialization in school communities.  I’m going to use this video to talk about the sociology of education and relate it to the philosophy of education.

Annotated List (thingy)

None of these databases will let me log in from home.  This has always happned to me every time I have attempted to use them in the past, so that’s why I don’t use them.  I found this website which was really helpful.  I decided that I will try to focus more on women, so I also will use this page.  I also emailed a bunch (5) of my female cousins who are educators/administrators.  They range from teaching third grade reading to high school math to the public school administrator with a Master’s from Harvard, so there will hopefully be lots of different view points.

Also using this, for information about Maria Montessori (only database that would let me log in).

This for information about Jane Roland Martin, who is well known in the field of moral education and philosophy.

I know that this isn’t a proper annotated list, but I will fix it when I get a chance tomorrow.  Just wanted to show that I actually did look some things up.