The ABTAPL (Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries) Union List of Periodicals gives bibliographical details for all journals relating to theology, religious studies, and philosophy held by the 47 contributing libraries of the ABTAPL. Free electronic journals are also covered. The site consists of an alphabetical title index which links to lists of periodicals. For each periodical, details are given of subscribing institutions and the volumes that they hold. Name changes are noted. Journals and periodicals that are available online are linked directly from the list. Contact details and website addresses are provided for each of the libraries in the Association.
Part of the Academic Blogs wiki, the Blogs in Linguistics and Philosophy Web page provides a substantial list of weblogs maintained by scholars in these two fields. Links to the blogs are given, some of which are accompanied by a short description. As the site is a wiki, users are encouraged to contribute details of other suitable blogs, and to expand or provide descriptions for those already listed. The blogs featured are varied in approach and tone, ranging from the strictly academic to more informal journals: posts include scholarly essays, book reviews, personal responses to current issues (both within the academic sphere and more generally), and conference reports. The mingling of philosophy and linguistics blogs makes this resource slightly less user friendly than it could be (although it is often possible to deduce the subject matter from the blog's title), but this remains a very useful site, especially for those wishing to forge online links with other academics in the field.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) is the primary professional organisation for philosophers in the United States. The Association's website provides details of APA activities, including the three annual meetings and Association publications. Also available are: guidelines, data, and statements issued by the APA; information about the governance of the Association; a selection of APA newsletters; an index of conferences and other events; plus an (unannotated) directory of Web resources. In addition to its purpose of stimulating discussion among philosophers and promoting scholarly research, the Association is also committed to aiding the teaching of philosophy in colleges and universities, and as such there is a substantial teaching resources section. Membership information is provided (associate membership is available for those who reside outside the US); members gain access to additional resources via the website, including the Association's listing of professional vacancies, Jobs for Philosophers, and the Proceedings and Addresses of the annual meetings.
Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, the American Philosophical Society (APS) is an eminent international association of academics, promoting excellence in scholarship both in the humanities and in the sciences. Each year, the Society organises scholarly and professional meetings for its members (although it should be noted that membership to the Society is by invitation only). The APS also supports programmes in science, education, and community outreach, awards prizes to international scholars, and boasts its own huge list of publications. The site offers access to a large range of information on APS activities. It is split into sections on: the APS; meetings; grants and prizes; library; publications; members; and museum. Perhaps most usefully for the student, the site offers invaluable information on the Society's current and past members; online access to its library catalogue; and information on its scholarly grants and prizes (which have, in the past, funded individuals researching such diverse topics as the depth of the polar ice cap to the biography of Daniel Defoe). The American Philosophical Society site is well-organised and beautifully presented. It should prove a useful resource for anyone with specific interest in this historic organisation.
The Web page of the APA (American Philosophical Association) Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy offers a number of resources that may be of use to those involved in teaching this subject, particularly at university or college level. The Committee's Online Resource Center (accessible via a link towards the bottom of the page) includes a syllabus collection, to which users are invited to contribute, and a section entitled What Works, consisting of short articles giving practical tips on teaching philosophy. Other resources available via the Committee home page include a collection of community service learning resources, and a second syllabus collection, this time focusing on diversity. Also available is information about past and present committees, and copies of committee reports and newsletters. This is not always the most intuitive of sites to navigate, but there is a significant amount of useful material here, so it is worth spending a little time exploring.
The Philos-L Web page contains the archives of this electronic mailing list, dating back to its inception in 1989. Philos-L is the dominant mailing list for philosophers in the UK: its purpose is to convey information about jobs, conferences, talks, calls for papers, and new publications in philosophy. Brief inquiries of a philosophical nature can also be made via the list, and a moderate amount of discussion is tolerated (though prolonged or lengthy debates will be asked to move to a related email discussion list). While Philos-L is UK-centred, there are frequent postings from other countries, and the list has a decidedly international flavour. Many posts from other philosophy/academic lists eventually appear here, if the listowner deems them of interest. The list is relatively high traffic, averaging around ten to 15 messages each weekday. Access to the archives is free and open, and a search facility is available. Subscription and posting to the list is also free, but requires registration. Philos-L is hosted by the University of Liverpool. The list provides an invaluable service for advanced students, researchers, and teachers wishing to keep abreast of goings on in the broader philosophical community.
The Aristotelian Society is a philosophic society, founded in 1870, which meets fortnightly during the academic year in London, to hear and discuss philosophical papers. The Society's website provides details of: the current programme of papers, with non-citable, pre-publication PDF versions of those papers which have already been delivered; the Book Series Volumes available for purchase through the Society; how to submit papers to the journal; applying for permission to reprint material; subscription prices and information; and the officers of the Society. Also included are the dates, programme, and registration information for the Joint Session - the annual conference held in conjunction with The Mind Association, which is the largest conference for philosophers in the UK. Papers presented at the Society's meetings are drawn from an international base of contributors and reach across a wide spectrum of philosophical traditions, though always of the highest standard. All meetings are open to non-members. The website is well laid out, easy to navigate, and regularly updated. An RSS newsfeed is available.
The Athenaeum Library offers a vast online collection of non-copyright philosophical texts and commentaries. These include primary and secondary source material from classical to contemporary sources. Abelard's 'Historia Calamitatum', Descartes' 'Meditations', Heidegger's 'Existence and Being' and Russell's ''Philosophy for Laymen' are among a growing collection running to hundreds of texts. The whole collection may be searched via alphabetical entries, which are listed in full on the main page. It may also be accessed through sub-libraries, under the headings of famous names, such as the Hegel Library, or schools of philosophy, such as the Experientialist Library. A useful addition to the resource would be further information on its creator, Jud Evans, and the policy used to decide on texts for addition to the collection. However, it is well-presented, user-friendly and comprehensive, so as long as care is taken in verifying sources and citing references, it is an excellent starting point.
Backdoor Broadcasting Company is an online broadcast provider to the internet worldwide and locally to its homebase of Oxford, United Kingdom. Upon invitation to an event, the Company records the proceedings and makes them available. It offers two services: the Academic Service, which broadcasts academic conferences, symposia, public lectures and workshops in order to provide widespread access to academic research. The Sound Experiment records novel experimental music, sound art and sonic events and similarly offers them for public consumption. The Academic Service archive presents many recorded lectures that will be of interest to researchers in religion, history, philosophy and comparative literature, among other diverse fields. Several align with current debates around religious issues in international affairs and cultural studies connected to marginalized groups and perspectives.
A Bibliography of Color and Philosophy is a very extensive online bibliography of print books and papers concerned with the philosophical treatment of the concept of colour (e.g. what the nature of colour is, and philosophical issues in the perception of colour and coloured objects), up until the year 1997. The resource was compiled by Alex Byrne of MIT and David Hilbert of the University of IIlinois at Chicago, and based on a print version of the bibliography published in Byrne and Hilbert's book, Readings on Color, Volume 1: The Philosophy of Color (MIT Press, 1997). The bibliography has two parts. First, there is a list of books including: contemporary works that deal substantially with the philosophical concept of colour; writings by Goethe on the subject; and the place of colour in Western culture. Second, there is a list of papers, book chapters, and reviews since 1950 in English whose main topic includes color. Note that the resource does not cover considerations in the aesthetics of colour. The site is easy on the eye, with black text on a beige background. It is a thorough bibliography with respect to items published up until 1997, but because it has not been added to since that year, it must not be treated as reflecting the current state of research in philosophy of colour.
This website provides useful information about the programme of talks and debates organised by the Birkbeck College London Philosophy Society. These events cover a vast range of philosophical topics and would be of interest and value to students of philosophy, especially those living or working in the London region. The site also makes available a full archive of the Society's previous websites. These enable visitors to retrieve information about similar events organised annually since academic year 2000/2001. The Society itself is run by Philosophy students at Birkberk College, and details about membership and the Society's print journal 'Aitia' can also be found here.
Bluepete Biographies provides short biographies of notable people in the fields of law, literature, economics, philosophy, history, and political science. The website also provides very general bibliographies covering the aforementioned fields, and several essays by the site's author on various subjects ranging from wildflowers, through Canadian politics, to personal qualities such as leadership. A commentary archive features quotations and reflections on a wide variety of subjects ranging from flowers, taxes, and capital punishment, through to politics, feminism, civilization, and happiness. The biographies range from four sentence summaries of people's lives, to more extensive commentaries with explanations of the subject's ideas in the context of their times, important quotations from their works, and notes on their biographies. In many cases the site also provides connections to other web pages offering electronic texts of the works discussed. This website is the personal home page of Peter Landry, a lawyer from Nova Scotia, and its contents reflects his broad interests in the humanities. Philosophers and political theorists in particular tend to be well represented, with good pieces on John Locke and Edmund Burke, for instance. Despite its non-academic origins, the site's biographies and summaries should prove useful to undergraduates requiring basic reference material, and should provide ideas for further study.
'A Brief Guide to Writing Philosophy Papers' provides a guideline for undergraduates on essay writing principles, form and techniques. The guide is not exhaustive and would not serve upper year undergraduates or graduate students. However, for first year undergraduates, this page will offer a highly useful step-by-step set of explanations on what is entailed in writing papers in philosophy, why papers follow particular stylistic conventions, and how to follow those conventions. As such, the site can also be recommended as a potential teaching tool. The site describes and warns against plagiarism, paraphrasing and other perils such as fuzzy statements, raising unanswered questions, excessive and long quotations, unfair criticism, and indulging in one's own unsubstantiated opinions. In order that students may understand how their work is judged, the site provides a list of academic criteria for marking papers. There is also a link to a model undergraduate paper online, which is bolstered by the inclusion of instructive remarks made in the margins by the author of the site.
The website of the British Philosophical Association (BPA) provides details of the subject association for philosophy within Britain. Founded in 2002, the Association aims to foster understanding among teachers of philosophy, as well as promote philosophy in the wider community. The site offers regularly updated subject news, plus a useful resources section, including (for example) practical information about funding and research grants, and details of projects that support and encourage philosophy in schools. The site also offers information about membership of the Association (which is restricted to professional philosophers, institutions, and learned societies), and the Association's activities, including its annual general meetings. Additionally, there is a substantial links list. A valuable resource for all professional philosophers in Britain.
The website of the British Undergraduate Philosophy Society (BUPS) provides information about this student-run body, which was founded in 2005 to promote philosophical activity among and to foster links between the undergraduate members of philosophy departments around the UK. In addition to contact and membership details, the site offers information about the society's conferences and mailing lists, and about the British Journal of Undergraduate Philosophy, published by the society. There are also sections on BUPS's projects to promote university philosophy societies, and to encourage interest in philosophy among school students. A useful site for those interested in philosophy at the undergraduate level.
The Center for Theoretical Study (CTS) is an institute of advanced studies which was established in 1990. It is administered jointly by Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. This homepage contains background information about the center's mission, organization and major fields of study (e.g. topology and set theory; sociology of science; philosophy; and medieval studies). It also provides details about upcoming events (e.g. seminars; conferences; workshops and meetings), and allows access to a number of research reports and working papers which are available in PDF format. The site can be accessed in English and Czech.
This is the homepage for the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies (CECS), which was founded in 1996 at the University of York in the UK. The Centre promotes the study of the long eighteenth century from 1650 to 1850, and has over a score of staff members listed here from York's departments of Archaeology, English, History, History of Art and Philosophy. It has a few dozen affiliated postgraduate students whose names and projects are also listed; the CECS runs a Master's programme and presents several Master's and Doctoral-level courses. Past and present calls for papers and programmes for CECS international research seminars, postgraduate forums, international conferences (running back to 1998) and one-day symposia are posted online. Special projects described on the site will attract those who are considering applying to the Centre and those who have casual or research interests. Projects include: the Yorkshire County Houses Partnership Project; the Nations, Borders and Identities Project; and Empire and Landscape in the Long 18th Century. The Yorkshire County Houses Project exists through the combined efforts of the CECS and representatives of local country houses, including Burton Constable, Brodsworth Hall, English Heritage, Castle Howard, Harewood House, Lotherton Hall, Nostell Priory and Temple Newsam. The Nations, Borders and Identities project deals with the 'Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in European Experience 1792 – 1815,' as well as an affiliated research group based in Germany. Finally, the subpages on Empire and Landscape in the Long 18th Century outline describe a number of past workshops in depth. Instructions for application to the Centre are provided.
This is the homepage of a research network project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The initiative is based in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences (HLSS) of the University of the West of England (UWE) and is led by Dr Havi Carel. It aims to undertake an interdisciplinary exploration of the concepts of health, illness and disease. This website contains background information about the project itself; details about the events they organise (e.g. workshops; conferences and public debates) during the project's lifespan from January 2009 to January 2011; and additional material related to the project (e.g. an annotated reading guide and powerpoint slides).
This is the website for the American radio show 'The Connection', which ran from 1994 until 2005. Shows from 2000 onwards are available online in Real Audio format, and can be browsed by topic or date, or found through a search facility. The Connection featured high-calibre discussions of current affairs, and programmes on various special topics. Whilst the show's emphasis is on contemporary politics and international affairs, the searchable audio archives include editions concerning literature, culture, and the arts. There are also some programmes that might be of interest to philosophers and philosophers of science: 'Ethics and Morality'; 'Antonio Damasio on Consciousness and Emotion'; 'Freedom and Free Will'; 'The Examined Life'; 'John Rawls'; 'The Metaphysical Club'; 'James Yorke'; and 'Mapping the Universe', to name but a few.
Credo Reference (CredoReference formerly Xrefer) is a digital reference library containing the texts and images from over 150 printed reference works. There are over a million separate entries in total. Credo reference covers the full spectrum of academic and general interest subjects, with the arts and humanities well represented. Reference works include various dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, atlases, plus subject specific titles. History titles include works such as Routledge's Companion to British History and various Who's Who titles; there is also the Dictionary of British History, the Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance; and a Concise Atlas of World History. For philosophers there is the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, the Macmillan Dictionary of Philosophy, plus the Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics is also provided. For students of literature there is a Dictionary of Shakespeare, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of English Literature, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, and the Cambridge Guide to Theatre. An Atlas of the Bible and the Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible, along with a Who's Who of Old and New Testament characters provide useful reference resources for Bible scholars. There are also a couple of resources that might be useful to Classicists. All volumes may be search simultaneously, or searches may be narrowed to a particular subject area, or a particular reference work. Many entries contain hyperlinks across reference works to related subjects of interest. Credo reference is a subscription service and is available to higher and further education institutions in the UK under a license agreement negotiated by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
This is the homepage of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The site provides a brief overview of what philosophy is, and contains information about the undergraduate and graduate programs on offer at the university. Visitors can access the department's newsletters since 2005. These are made available in PDF and would therefore require Adobe Acrobat Reader for access. They can also view a number of academic papers from the staff homepages. Details are given of the lecture series, conferences and colloquium series the department organises. Links are provided to a number of online resources useful for students of philosophy. These include classroom resources; guidelines on how to write philosophy papers; electronic reference works in philosophy; electronic philosophy texts and other relevant resources. The department is headed by Dr David Boonin.
This is the homepage of the Philosophy Department at the University of Sheffield. It provides information on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes available, and the research and other activities undertaken by staff at the department. The site provides short notes on questions like What is Philosophy and Why Study Philosophy and on the career prospects of philosophy graduates. Students of philosophy should find this website interesting as it also provides annotated and unannotated links to numerous online resources. These include guidelines on writing philosophy papers; encyclopaedias; journals; books; the e-works of prominent philosophers; texts and textual sites; the homepages of professional philosophical societies and philosophy departments around the world; and dictionaries/lexicons. A search engine is available.
This is the homepage of American University (AU)'s Department of Philosophy and Religion. It provides information on the academic programmes, scholarships and grants available, and a description of the modules on offer. There are details of recent events (e.g. conferences, lecture series and workshops) and lightly annotated links to websites dealing with issues which are of interest to those working in areas related to religion and philosophy. Of special interest to undergraduates is a section dedicated to Study Aids. This contains annotated links to online resources which provide guidelines on research; writing (papers, theses and dissertations); and academic integrity.
This the home page of the Department of Philosophy at Lancaster University. It provides useful information about: the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on offer; the research interests and activities of staff members; its outreach programmes; and recent news and events. Of particular interest to Philosophy students is the range of resources which the site makes available without charge. These include: academic articles; working papers; a selection of student essays; electronic copies of students' dissertations; seminar notes; course syllabi; study and essay-writing guides; and links to relevant websites. A search engine is also provided.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias : On-line Consultable Works is an annotated gateway to a variety of online reference resources in philosophy and related disciplines. The emphasis is on dictionaries, glossaries, and encyclopaedias, covering both general philosophy, and specific subjects or philosophers. There are also some links to news services and sites containing online papers. Aside from philosophy, there is a section of links to encyclopaedic resources in science and technology, religion, art and literature, and politics, and a further section with links to general dictionary sites in several languages. The annotations are brief but clear and accurate, and the resources chosen are generally of a high standard. However, the site is no longer being updated, and as a result there are some broken links. The site would be of use to undergraduate and graduate students of philosophy. It is part of the larger Sito Web Italiano per la Filosofia (Italian Website for Philosophy, or SWIF).
This website provides a useful guide to the concepts and personal names which philosophy students often come across in their work. The resource forms a major part of the Philosophy Pages website maintained by Dr Garth Kemerling. Organised alphabetically, the entries give a concise explanation of the items searched for and often recommend a number of resources for further reading. Many of these also contain links to electronic texts and materials held on the Philosophy Pages site itself or elsewhere on the Internet.
The Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (ECSSS) is an international interdisciplinary society established to promote the study of Scottish culture during the age of the Enlightenment. Its website is modest, providing news of forthcoming conferences, and a list of recent and future publications. There is a directory of Society members and a membership form for those wishing to join.
The Entitled Opinions (About Life and Literature) website offers a series of podcasts based on a weekly talk show hosted by Professor Robert Harrison of Stanford University. The discussions cover a wide range of topics in literature (especially, though not limited to, the works of English and Italian authors), philosophy, and contemporary music, with occasional forays into other disciplines. The show generally takes the form of an hour-long one-to-one conversation between Harrison and a guest with expertise on the topic or author under discussion. Users can listen to the recordings via the site, or download for later consumption (the podcasts are also available via iTunes). The site's archive offers over 90 shows, dating back to September 2005.
Ephilosopher.com is an online discussion forum and Web portal for news, debates and research related to topics in philosophy. Free registration is necessary for full access to the site, but both guests and members may participate in online discussions. The site provides a full-text version of discussion forums and members have access to the site's book cooperative that allows them to buy, sell, trade, and request books. The site also contains a section dedicated to interviews and papers; and users are invited to submit full articles and news. A search engine is available.
EpistemeLinks is a well-established online resource gateway for all areas of philosophy, and with over 19,000 links, is one of the most impressive and useful of its kind. It allows the user to search and browse by philosopher or philosophical topic for links to online resources focusing on that particular area. One can also browse by resource type, including encyclopaedia entries, electronic texts, and bibliographies. Among the other resources listed are: academic and popular philosophical journals; online bookstores; directories of philosophy departments and organisations; events; blogs and discussions lists; and pages advertising jobs in philosophy. Some of the more light-hearted features include links to images and philosophical humour sites, a birth and death calendar of philosophers, and a philosophical quotations database searchable by author or topic. The site is extensive and caters for a wide range of users. Its academic value comes through its thoroughness and its usefulness as a reference source. Its database of philosophers is particularly impressive. The site is run by a not-for-profit corporation: there are some adverts, but these are not unduly intrusive. This resource is quick and easy to use, and may be navigated via a search engine or via menus. It should have a wide appeal, being extremely useful to general researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and professional philosophers alike.
Erratic Impact's Philosophy Organizations Web page provides an index of over 200 philosophy associations, learned societies, and other groups of interest to those working in this area. A brief description is given for each society listed, along with a link to the society's website. The entries can be viewed arranged alphabetically, or categorised by topic, or by named philosopher. The list includes societies from around the world, but unfortunately it does not seem to be possible to view only the groups from a particular country or geographical region. Users are invited to submit the details of any relevant societies not already listed for inclusion in the index.
Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base is a well-established, extensive, and annotated resource guide for both print and online resources in philosophy. The website is easy to navigate, and contains indices of resources under a vast and accessible range of headings, both for individual philosophers and philosophical movements and topics. Topics range from ancient philosophy to environmental philosophy and ecofeminism. A separate section is devoted to the history of philosophy, both eastern and western. There are search engines for new and used print books, along with annotated lists of online resources for each philosopher or movement. Erratic Impact also serves as a gateway to sites of practical and professional interest to philosophers, such as philosophy departments around the world, calls for papers, philosophy organisations, and individual philosophers' home pages. In all, this is a large and wide-ranging site with a clear and professional presentation, and will prove of use to students and researchers alike. However, while there is a huge amount of useful information here, updates to the site appear to be rather sporadic, resulting in some broken links.
This is the official website of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), an organisation which seeks to further all kinds of research and teaching in the scientific study of the perceptual and mental processes involved in the experience of music. The site provides details of recent conferences and seminars, as well as information pertaining to membership of the Society. The resource is also the home page for the trilingual journal 'Musicae Scientiae', the official biannual organ of ESCOM. Abstracts of all articles which have appeared in the journal since its inception in 1997 are available as well as information for contributors. The website is attractively designed and easily navigable.
This is the homepage of 'Gnosis', a philosophy journal founded in 1973 by graduate students at the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University, Quebec. It publishes articles and book reviews written by students from Concordia and elsewhere on matters that span the whole range of philosophical topics and positions. This website gives viewers an opportunity to access without charge all works published since 2000. They can also find the journal's submission policy and information about its editorial board. The following are amongst the works published: "Problems with John Rawls' The Law of Peoples"; "Is Bergsonian Metaphysics Antithetical to a Positive Understanding of Language?"; and "McGinn's Theory of Consciousness, and Searle's Indignant Response". This should be a useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Philosophy.
This is an electronic version of a 1997 edition of the Guidebook for Publishing Philosophy (ISBN: 0-912632-62-3). Edited by Eric Hoffman, this version covers much the same ground as a 1986 text of the same name by Marcia Yudkin and Janice Moulton, still available online but out-of-date. There are a number of useful articles, in PDF, giving advice and warnings about publishing philosophy in journals, books, the popular press, and electronically. Although this edition too is by now quite old, much of the information is timeless and delivered by experienced writers and editors in the field. The site would be of use to advanced graduate students and early researchers about to enter the labyrinth of philosophical journal publication and seeking to anticipate its pitfalls. More advanced researchers may benefit from the advice on book publishing as found in several chapters. And those who have had little luck with journals or books might find Marcia Yudkin's piece on writing for newspapers and magazines of interest.
The Harvard Review of Philosophy is edited and published by undergraduate philosophy students at Harvard University. This website provides full-text access (as PDF) to all issues since 1991 and subscription information for the print version. Contributors to the journal include Noam Chomsky, Derek Parfit, Peter Unger, Hubert Dreyfuss, Alan Dershowitz, Umberto Eco and John Rawls. The contents can also be browsed by authors, or subjects as organised under the following headings: Aesthetics; Continental, Existentialism, Ontology; Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind; History of Philosophy/Ancient Philosophy; Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Science; Political Philosophy; Book Reviews; Interviews; and Remembrances.
Andy Blunden, recently retired from the University of Melbourne, has created this website on Hegel in the hope of helping students 'understand him'. Since this online resource offers a good introduction, even beginner students should find this a useful resource. This is a very thorough website, which includes links to full-text versions of some of Hegel's works, such as 'German Constitution', 'Phenomenology', 'Philosophy of Nature' and more. Other links lead to introductions written by Hegel, writing by Engels about Hegel, writing by Marx about Hegel, and access to critical reference and analysis about Hegel's beliefs and works. This website is easy to navigate and if your browser does not support frames there is a link to view the page without frames. Since there is lots of text, it can be slow loading. The site is part of the larger Marxist Internet Archive.
This website is maintained by Heythrop College, the Specialist Philosophy and Theology College of the University of London. It provides over 100 annotated links to online resources selected on the basis of their suitability for students of philosophy and theology. These include access to websites containing ebooks; bibliographical resources; and those dealing with subject-matters like philosophy; the Bible; Church history; churches; theology; and world religions. Guidance is also provided on how to cite World Wide Web documents. Navigation of the site is straightforward.
The website of the Philosophical and Religious Studies (PRS) Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy provides information and support for educators working in the fields of philosophy, theology, religious studies, and history and philosophy of science. The website offers: details of forthcoming conferences and workshops; articles and discussion pieces; and information of use to academics in all subject areas, such as guidelines on plagiarism. The Centre publishes the biannual journal 'Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies', and PDF versions of each issue are included here. The Centre also makes available a series of grants for the development of teaching and learning in religious and philosophical studies.
The PRS Subject Centre is part of the Higher Education Academy's network of 24 such centres, which support the sharing of innovation and good practices in learning and teaching, including the use, where appropriate, of communications and information technology. This subject centre was formerly a branch of the Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN).
This is the home page of Ideas, a radio programme broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that began in 1965. The show is the CBC's premier program of contemporary thought, featuring audio documentaries on social issues; culture and the arts; geopolitics; history; biography; science and technology; and the humanities. Within this range, Ideas has done some notable focus pieces that are particularly relevant for those working in philosophy and comparative literature. The programme schedule (past and present) is available online and site visitors should be able to note the time of a coming programme and listen to it when it broadcasts through the CBC Radio link. Information on recent shows of special note are highlighted on the Features sub-page. Some of these featured shows have audio links as well as audience and press feedback, but generally speaking, audio files are no longer available online. Programme logs dating from 1995 onwards are listed and instructions are posted for ordering printed transcripts, CDs, and audio cassettes going back to 1983. A Best of Ideas podcast is available for download and updated weekly. Ideas also hosts and broadcasts the annual Massey Lectures, held in cooperation with Massey College at the University of Toronto. Publication details are available for the lectures going back to 1961. From 2000, most of the lectures are available in whole or in part on the site. The site has its own search engine, although the extent of its effectiveness is unclear. The site also accepts proposals for future programmes on its submissions page.
Ideas and Issues was an American radio programme hosted by Hugh LaFollette that ran between 1995 and 2003. Most of the guests featured on the show were academics, many of them philosophers or political scientists. Ideas and Issues catered for a general audience, although it was perhaps more academically inclined than some of its rivals. Guests included well-known authors such as Richard Dawkins, Matt Ridley, Michael Ignatieff, and Stanley Fish. This website hosts the archives of the show, which may be downloaded in RealAudio format or, in some cases, mp3. There is some grouping of shows by broad subject area in some parts of the 'list of shows' section, but there is no search engine provided. Episodes include: 'Why I am a Secular Humanist'; 'Why I am a Theist'; 'Greed'; 'The Origins of Virtue'; 'Punishment'; 'Pseudoscience'; 'Atheism'; 'Evolution'; 'The Significance of Community'; 'Relativity Theory'; 'Why Abortion is Immoral'; and 'Deconstruction'.
This is the homepage of the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Philosophy (IP) at the University of London. Successor to the university's Philosophy Programme, the institute was founded in 2005 to promote and advance research in philosophy. It engages in three main activities: organising events like public lectures, seminars and conferences; hosting junior, postdoctoral and visiting research fellowships; and providing research support. Details of these, and how to be a member of the institute, are available here. Visitors can also access online papers; theses; and lecture transcripts on a wide range of philosophical topics from the site. The institute is directed by Professor Barry Smith.
The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) was founded in 1972. It aims to promote study, research, and writing in the philosophy of sport and sports-related activity. The Association publishes a newsletter, which is available online, and a refereed print journal. Other available resources include: minutes of meetings; information about the association's annual conference and Constitution; a number of papers; and links to relevant websites. There is also information on how to join the association and their electronic mailing list.
This is the homepage of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP). Set up in 1948, this non-governmental organization aims to foster professional relations among philosophers and philosophical societies around the world. It aims also to promote philosophical education and scholarly research. Memberships is open to national, regional, and international philosophical institutions. This website contains a list of existing members and their contact details. It also provides information about the federation's history; administrative structure; main activities; regulations; statutes and bye-laws. Access is given to their biannual newsletter since 1995. The Federation is presided over by William McBride of the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University.
The International Institute for Hermeneutics, founded by Andrzej Wiercinski, is a research institute dedicated to providing a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration on modern hermeneutics, particularly in the fields of philosophy, theology and comparative literature. The institute has hosted a major International Congress on Hermeneutics (the proceedings of which are complied and published by the Hermeneutic Press), and sponsors lectures and seminars dedicated to hermeneutics, and also publishes the annual refereed journal, Annalecta Hermeneutica. The site contains a brief introduction to modern hermeneutic theory, posts upcoming events the Institute is planning, and contains information on how to order publications from the Hermeneutic Press. The site is well presented and accessible.
This is the website of The International Society for Philosophers (ISFP). Established in 2002, the organisation aims to bring together people who are interested in philosophy from all parts of the world. It encourages the teaching of philosophy outside universities in the belief that "one is never too young or too old to philosophize". This website allows access to its Pathways to Philosophy Distance Learning Project based at the University of Sheffield. Links are also provided to the homepages of the two electronic journals it publishes - 'Philosophy Pathways' and 'Philosophy for Business'. The site can be accessed in five languages - Bulgarian, English, German, Italian and Spanish.
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) is an online peer-reviewed scholarly resource edited by James Fieser and Bradley Dowden. Founded in 2005, the encyclopaedia covers authors and topics in the fields of analytical, continental and non-Western philosophy, and is accessible via an alphabetical index of philosophers and philosophical concepts. The site includes a call for submissions and volunteers, and a list of the 100 most desired articles for inclusion. Existing contributions are comprehensive - providing biographies of philosophers, thematic summaries of philosophical concepts, and useful bibliographies. A typical article might be from 1000 to over 5,000 words and either provide a short summary of the topic or include a detailed treatment with a further reading list. The sources of articles range from public domain sources (not specified), original contributions, and adaptations of teaching material. The resource is available to users without charge and is hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
This is the personal homepage of Jonathan Wolff, a Professor of Philosophy at University College London (UCL). It introduces visitors to the subjects he teaches; the projects he has been involved with and those which he is embarking on; and the organisations he is affiliated with. This website contains a list of his publications since 1986. Many of those published after 1998 contain hyperlinks that take visitors to the online version of the work. These include articles and reports which can be downloaded either as Word or PDF files. The site also allows access to a number of his unpublished papers. As for the subjects he teaches, resources made available include items like reading lists; lecture handouts; essay writing notes; and essay questions. Links are provided to the monthly columns he has written for The Guardian since September 2005, and video recordings of his appearance on BBC programmes.
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, formerly Public Interest, is an American radio programme broadcast by WAMU American University Radio. The programme features discussions of current affairs and special topics. The online archives contain audio files of past episodes, a few of which are devoted to philosophical issues such as: How the Brain Creates the Self, Atheists and Secular Humanists; and Socratic Enquiry. There are also programmes about the medieval discovery of Aristotle's lost teachings, the role of philosophy and religion in computer games, and the nature of cyborgs and human-ness. In order to find out what is available in the archives is to conduct on search by year and month, or use the Google search facility provided, which will search over the whole of the station.
The website "Le portique" is a French journal published by the University of Metz and the Centre national du livre. It was founded in 1997 and in 2004 formed two editions - Les Cahiers and Les Carnets. The journal is peer-reviewed and aims to examine and encourage debates in philosophy and the humanities, and to welcome interdisciplinary discussion. The editorial board is international and boasts an impressive range of academics. The journals have discussed topics such as: Freud and philosophy; Nietzsche and the divine; artificial paradises; charm and seduction; the law; and respect. Users should note that at the time of cataloguing, the full-text of those issues dating up to 2006 were available online, with only tables of contents and abstracts available for subsequent issues. Nonetheless, this is an interesting resource for teachers and students of French wishing to expand their vocabulary or for students researching the interplay between the humanities and philosophy.
LearnOutLoud's philosophy Web page provides a directory of audio and visual resources available for this subject area. Offering a mixture of LearnOutLoud's own material and links to off-site resources, the page lists podcasts and other online or downloadable audio and video works. These include recordings of classic philosophical works, interviews with contemporary philosophers, and audio introductions to a wide range of topics. Many of the resources are free of charge, but the site also lists CDs and other items available for purchase. There is a search function, plus the option of browsing by category or filtering by recording type. This site is likely to offer something of interest to all students who wish to broaden their knowledge of philosophy, and in particular to those seeking an accessible starting point for the study of a particular topic or philosopher.
The Literary Encyclopedia provides bibliographies and text profiles for a wide range of authors, as well as critical summaries of many classic texts. Whilst the encyclopaedia's primary focus is on English literature, classical authors and works are also well represented, and their is a growing body of entries on European and international literature. Basic records are free to read (this is normally the first 400 words); whilst subscription is required to view the full entries. There are about 5,900 authors listed, 17,500 works and 1,500 topics all written by experts in their field. Using the advanced search facility it is possible to list authors according to genre, sex, period and culture. The site is constantly under development with the aim of adding many new entries and expanding existing ones. It includes an extensive Links database (over 4,000 links), a stylebook and glossary.
This website provides guidance on how to: read Philosophy; write Philosophy essays; construct a bibliography; avoid plagiarism; look for and get hold of books and articles. It was prepared for the use of undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Department of Philosophy at University College London (UCL). In addition to the general guidance are notes and reading lists for the following topics: Logic and Metaphysics; Greek Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Mathematical Logic; Kant; Philosophy of Psychology; Epistemology and Methodology; Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Post-Aristotelian Philosophy; 19th-century German Philosophy; Philosophy of Mathematics; Ethics; Philosophy of Mind; Aesthetics; Medieval Philosophy; Phenomenology; Marxism; Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion; Set Theory and Further Logic; Indian Philosophy; Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein. This resource is published by the Philosophy Subject Panel of the University of London.
'LSR - a paraphilosophical project' is an 'anarchist' site consisting of essays and information about the neglected philosophers Julien Offray de la Mettrie (1709-1751) and Max Stirner (1806-1856), and psychologist and psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957). The home page and vast majority of the content is in German, but there is some content in English and other languages. The site is divided into three main sections - each devoted to one of the above thinkers. The Max Stirner section, for example, contains the following: a biography of Stirner and a consideration of his importance; an article on Stirner's relationship to anarchist thought; a piece on Stirner and feminism; a number of essays by Stirner. A search facility, introduction, and guestbook are also all provided on the site.
"Meta-Encyclopedia of Philosophy" is a simple and useful tool that allows the user to compare philosophy entries from a number of different Internet dictionaries and encyclopaedias. The resource is maintained by Andrew Chrucky. The user need simply click on the relevant letter of the alphabet, and the resource indicates which of the dictionaries has an entry for each of the philosophical terms or figures starting with that letter. Another click then takes the user to the relevant entry page hosted the dictionary or encyclopaedia of choice, presented in the first place within a window of the Meta-Encyclopedia. Among the dictionaries and encyclopaedias featured are the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the Dictionary of the Philosophy of Mind, and A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names. There is also linked access to the home pages of each of the featured dictionaries and encyclopaedias. Note at the time of writing the links to one of the sources, the Ism Book, were no longer functioning properly. The resource makes use of frames. It is undeniably useful and simple to use, and will prove a valuable short cut for students wanting to search topics accross a range of sources.
This resource, which has been on the internet since 1998, is dedicated to the works of the French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984). The site offers a bibliography, in PDF format, of all known publications of Foucault from 1954 to 1984, including: interviews, conversations and discussions with him; and details of lectures presented by him. Also available are the texts of some of his written work and lectures, as well as background information about him. There are details of Foucault-L, an e-mail discussion list, which has a freely accessible archive of over ten thousand posts. The site provides a search engine.
Minerva (ISSN: 1393-614X) is a refereed online journal which publishes articles on a broad range of philosophical themes. It is edited by Dr Stephen Thornton, Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Limerick, Ireland. The journal, which was launched in 1997, is published annually. Each volume appears in the month of November and contains approximately ten scholarly articles which are attractively presented in a normalised reading format. Papers published to date include: 'Nihilism and creativity in the philosophy of Nietzsche'; 'Experience, the present and four dimensionalism'; 'The self-development argument for individual freedom'; 'Hobbes, Darwinism, and conceptions of human nature'; and 'Metaphor and meaning'. Visitors are given access to all contents without charge. The website also contains instructions for authors and editorial contact details.
The National Postgraduate Analytic Philosophy Association (NPAPA) was formed in 1997 with the aim of promoting communication and interaction amongst philosophy postgraduate students in the UK. The primary activity of the NPAPA is its annual conference, held at a different UK university each year. The conference attracts students from the UK and beyond and features prominent members of the philosophical community as keynote speakers. The best paper from the annual conference is published in Philosophical Writings, a journal for postgraduates and new academics. Details on the history, aims, and current and past committee members of the Association are all made available on the website, as is information about previous and forthcoming conferences. Links to the call for papers for the next conference is posted at the relevant times. There is also a short list of links to other sites of interest to philosophy postgraduate students.
This website is the homepage of H-NILAS, a long-established discussion group on Nature in Legend and Story and totemic literature. There are substantial bibliographies on subjects such as: Apes of the imagination: A Bibliography; appROACHES: an annotated bibliography of cockroaches in starring and cameo roles in the creative arts; a Cetacean Fiction Bibliography; and a Fox Bibliography. There is a syllabus on Pigs in Literature and Popular Culture. There are short full-text articles such as Anthrozoology and Literature by Boria Sax. Reviews by list members are also available, as is a searchable archive of the list discussions dating back to 1997.
On this page can be found listings for graduate and undergraduate online courses in philosophy at New York University, many of which provide access to primary source material in a broad range of areas. Of particular note are the graduate courses and research seminars. These often feature important faculty members or visiting speakers, who frequently make a large number of the readings for the course available online. Courses on mind, language, concepts, bioethics, epistemology, and legal and social theory are all particularly well-served in this regard. Some papers are in PDF, and a few are restricted access. Graduate students and researchers seeking important or recent writings in these areas may find this site of interest. The undergraduate online courses are a bit more of a mixed bag, with less in the way of useful resources for those not actually enrolled in the course. The exceptions here are Set Theory and Advanced Logic, both of which provide some lecture notes and/or exercises that could be of general use to the undergraduate.
'The Nietzsche Chronicle' is a web-based multimedia biography of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). It is a very clear and easily navigated year by year account of Nietzsche's personal and philosophical life, usefully divided into key phases of that life. The biography includes photographs of Nietzsche and his family as well as audio clips of Nietzsche's musical compositions. There are also interesting features such as "sidelights", which accompany some of the text and which, when clicked on, reveal intriguing biographical or historical facts concerning the text. This biography has been put together by a graduate student at Dartmouth College and is an excellent source of information for both the academic and interested members of the public.
'Nietzsche's Features' is a vast web-based resource that compiles the majority of the works of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Access is provided to English translations of extracts and, in some cases, complete copies, of Nietzsche's works. 'Human all too Human' (1878) and 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' (1892) are both translated in full, for example. There is also biographical and bibliographical information on Nietzsche. The presentation of the translations is clear and there is also a facility to access a notepad as one reads the texts and then send any notes one has made to one's own mail-box. The site also has a search engine that can locate specific topics in Nietzsche's philosophy as found on the Web. In addition, the search engine can search particular works for information and even specific time periods during Nietzsche's career. Unfortunately pop-up advertisements can detract from the excellent access to the site's content. The site is part of 'Project Unicorn', a database that provides access to numerous archives of several philosophers, such as Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889) and Lao Tzu (6th century BCE). This resource is an extremely useful contribution to the facilitation of Nietzsche scholarship.
'Nietzsche's Zarathustra' is a very clear and basic introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche's (1844-1900) work, 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' (1892). It summarises all the main themes of the work, section by section, in an accessible manner using a commentary format. At the bottom of the page there are links to a translation of the text of 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra', and to a detailed account of Nietzsche's life and works. The site is part of Philosophical Forum, which is a web-based resource of short papers and other philosophical work from Frostburg State University. This particular resource is written by Emeritus Professor Jorn K. Bramann, and he provides a very useful entry point to the study of one of Nietzsche's greatest works.
No Dogs or Philosophers Allowed is an American television show dedicated to the discussion of philosophical issues. The website contains audio and video files of past episodes. The site is well presented and should be of interest to philosophy students as well as the general public. RealPlayer is required for viewing the video clips, and popups are used in the streaming of full episodes. The site contains video archives addressing the following issues (amongst others): the conscious mind; the ethics of consumption; liberty and equality; about (romantic) love; beyond morality; blasphemy; cosmology; creationism; critiquing feminism; disabled rights; evidence for the existence of God; friendship; minds and bodies; numbers; rationality; relativism; suffering; time; and tolerance. In addition to the shows themselves, the site also features a series of short mp3 spots for radio narrated by John Cleese, on behalf of the Philosophers of America ("celebrating 100 years of thought").
Noesis is a specialist philosophy search engine. To give relevant results, the set of websites searched is limited to those where scholarly philosophical material is most likely to be found. Specifically, Noesis indexes: the websites of professional associations and university departments; Web space belonging to professional philosophers (including personal home pages, teaching material or articles made available online, and so forth); electronic journals and paper archives; and reputable online reference works. These domains can be searched individually or all together. Edited by Anthony Beavers of Evansville University, Noesis draws on insights gained from earlier limited area search engines, and makes use of Google's custom search function. The tool has the potential to be of great use to researchers.
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (NDPR)(ISSN: 1538-1617) is an online journal which publishes reviews of new scholarly philosophy books. It aims to publish these within six to twelve months of the book's publication and all reviews are available without charge from this website or through email subscription. The journal is edited by Gary Gutting and Anastasia Friel Gutting. The website itself is hosted by the Philosophy Department at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Search facilities are available which enable users to search according to the book's title, reviewer's name or keywords. The journal is published monthly and access is given to all reviews featured since January 2002. The site also contains guidelines for reviewers and information about how to join their subscription list.
Open Semiotics Resource Center is a large source of information on semiotics and related subjects. The site features: course descriptions and lecture notes from a variety of practitioners; conference proceedings and symposiums; announcements of events, conferences and publications pertaining to semiotics; a book review archive; online papers (many in PDF format); and links to related sites, including a section of research-related resources. Several papers in the Virtual Symposia section focus on cognitive archaeology and topics such as archaeological semiotics; archaeology of gestures; archaeology of memory, symbols; rituals; Palaeolithic archaeology; and lithics. There is also a link to the online Public Journal of Semiotics. The general tenor of information and discussion is high, and this site would therefore primarily be of use to advanced students, researchers and teachers with an interest in the field. The Open Semiotics Resource Center was founded by Paul Bouissac (Emeritus Professor of the University of Toronto).
Oxford Scholarship Online is a subscription-based service provided by the Oxford University Press (OUP), making available a large selection of OUP books in philosophy, religion, political science, psychology and many other subjects. Visitors can freely and openly view book and chapter abstracts, plus keywords. Subscribers are able to view the full text. Subscriber services also include printer-friendly formatting, an advanced searching facility, and links between relevant parts of the text and the bibliography and footnotes. OUP aims to add at least 200 titles to the collection each year, and an impressive number of recent publications have been made available. Instructions on individual and institutional subscriptions are provided, as is the opportunity for a free institutional trial. The site is user-friendly and easy to navigate.
This site contains electronic transcriptions of a collection of congress papers concerning Latin American philosophy. All the papers were presented at the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy in Boston, Massachusetts, from August 10-15, 1998. The papers are part of the Paideia Archive and are maintained by the Paideia Project On-Line. They are primarily intended for a postgraduate and academic audience. The 9 articles, which are arranged by author and may be searched by name or subject keyword, are mostly written in Spanish, but certain papers are also available in English or French.
This website contains electronic transcriptions of a collection of congress papers that were presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy in Boston, Massachusetts from August 10-15, 1998. Each of the full-text document covers issues related to the philosophy of education and can be accessed via the paper's author and title index, or by using the subject keyword search facility. Works featured include: Educating the human subject; Toward an ethics for being educated; and Confucius educating humanity. The majority of papers are written in English, but there are some available in Spanish, French, and Russian as well.
The Paideia Project On-Line is dedicated to the Proceedings of 20th World Congress of Philosophy at Boston University, held between 10 and 15 August 1998. The most substantial aspect of the site is the Paideia Archive, which makes available almost a thousand papers presented at the conference. The archive arranges papers by subject matter in an orderly and user-friendly manner, and the coverage is fairly comprehensive. Beyond the traditional philosophical categories, there are sections on the philosophy of sport, education, children, gender, and literature, plus regional entries focusing on African, Asian, American, and Latin American philosophy. The papers themselves are in printer-friendly HTML format and, with a few exceptions, are in English. They are written by professional philosophers and graduate students who attended the Congress. There is a sophisticated search function for finding particular topics in the archive. This resource will be of primary use to research students and faculty members, especially those investigating the less conventional or widespread areas of philosophy.
Past Masters is a subscription-only online full-text database of important works in the humanities. A wide range of authors are included, but the collection has a particular focus on: philosophy; theology; English letters; and the works of women writers. Scholarly editions are used throughout, and full bibliographic details are provided. The database includes a mixture of English and foreign language material (Germanic authors are particularly well represented, and there are also titles in Latin and French), with a number of major works available in both the original language and English translation. A broad time span is covered, from classical literature through to 20th century writings. Subscription information is provided for both institutions and individuals, with a wide range of packages available. A very valuable resource.
Pathways to Philosophy is an international distance learning project based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield and run in association with the Philosophical Society of England. The site contains an extensive range of material that will be of relevance primarily to those interested in beginning a course in philosophy. It includes: details and extracts from the six Pathways programmes; a philosophy study guide; an introductory bibliography; examples of student's work; five downloadable ebooks; access to the ejournal Philosophical Pathways; and an Ask a Philosopher service. In addition, users of this site can access details of enrolment for the Associate Diploma of the Philosophical Society and can also browse course syllabi. The site includes links to all the Pathways-related sites, and a selection of links to many interesting and unusual philosophy pages on the web. Although much of the material available on the site is freely available, students applying for the study programme will be charged a fee.
This is the course website of former Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, Peter Suber. It features a variety of undergraduate teaching material on a number of topics, including: ethics; Kant; metaphilosophy; artificial intelligence; philosophy of law; rationalism and empiricism; scepticism; symbolic logic; and logical systems. The range and extent of material varies from course to course, and while some of it is clearly only of interest to students enrolled in the course, there is much of broader value here. There are, for instance, various guides to taking notes, making presentations and leading discussions, and writing papers. The Essay Assignment section as found on many of the individual course pages gives detailed and sound advice. There are also some subject-specific items of note, such as a set of logic exercises, and some discursive handouts on classical scepticism (on the Skepticism page), the ontological argument (on the Rationalism and Empiricism page), and various aspects of logical systems. Other topics, such as Kant and Metaphilosophy, are presented primarily in terms of a series of detailed questions designed to point the student towards key aspects of the subject. Of particular note is the Kant page, with a variety of pages that aid the student in navigating the complex structure and concepts of Immanuel Kant's (1724-1804) Critique of Pure Reason. The site would be of use to the undergraduate looking for basic information on the topics covered, or in search of guides to good practice in philosophical writing and presentation. There are also lists of sites of subject-specific and general philosophical interest, though some of the links are now outdated as the site has stopped being updated since 2003.
'Phares' is a high quality French-language electronic review published by students at the philosophy faculty of Laval University, Quebec. All content, both past and present, is fully and freely available online. Each edition of 'Phares', which began publication in 2001, addresses one or two topics and presents several papers and commentaries on the topic, along with, occasionally, replies to previously published articles. "Philosophy" is construed broadly and topics covered include: romanticism; cinema (including Quebecois cinema); philosophy and literature; biotechnology; philosophy of science; and democracy. Similarly, references range from Plato through to Philip K. Dick. Nevertheless, this is a seriously and professionally presented revue, clearly laid out and accessible. Full instructions for submission are given along with future topics. There is also a brief description of the review's structure and purpose.
The German language site Philolex, designed and maintained by Peter Möller, is dedicated to the subject of philosophy. The site provides an alphabetical list of philosophers, and there is also a section designated to philosophical concepts. As well as dealing with German philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Immanuel Kant and Nicolai Hartmann, there are also entries for many other European thinkers such as Voltaire, Socrates and Francis Bacon. The site provides a detailed list of works written by each philosopher and many texts are available online via the Gutenberg Project. There are summaries of the main philosophical concepts of each philosopher, as well as discussions and critiques, and links are provided to other useful sites. Unfortunately some of the pages are rather long, involving a considerable amount of scrolling.
PHILOSOP is one of the largest academic philosophy mailing lists in the world. Based at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the list aims to provide a fast and informal means of exchanging information for professional philosophers around the globe. This is a medium traffic list (around one to three posts per day, on average), and the vast majority of the posts deal with subject news of various sorts, including: calls for papers; details of conferences and other events; job adverts; publication announcements; and information about relevant websites. Active philosophical discussion, while not forbidden, is uncommon. The list's Web page provides instructions on how to subscribe, plus a summary of the list's purpose; archives of past postings, however, do not seem to be available. A valuable resource for professional philosophers wishing to keep up to date with events in their discipline.
'Philosop?y (Philosophy) Talk' is an American radio show that features discussions of various philosophical issues. The programme is hosted by Professors Ken Taylor and John Perry, both of the Philosophy Department of Stanford University. It is aimed at a popular audience but maintains high standards of debate. Aside from the phone-in element, each episode also features a guest from the philosophical community who is a specialist on the topic of the day. The website contains archives of past programmes that users may listen to with RealPlayer. Past episodes have debated issues such as: 'Is Lying Always Bad?'; 'Can Machines Think?'; 'Animal Rights'; 'Virtue'; 'Consciousness'; 'Has Science Replaced Religion?'; 'Genetic Engineering and Cloning'; 'The Insanity Defence'; 'What is Race?'; 'Markets and Morality'; and 'Taxation'. Occasionally, the programme focuses on individual philosophers. A search facility is provided. The site also features a blog by the show's hosts and others, a guide to upcoming programmes, and information on when and where future episodes will be broadcast. There is also an invitation to subscribe to Philosophy Talk as a podcast.
Philosophenlexikon.de is a German language site that is both a philosophy encyclopaedia and gateway to related resources. The home page consists of an alphabetical list of virtually every significant philosopher from Abelard to Zoilos. Clicking on a name sends the reader to a short biography of the thinker, with hypertext links to brief descriptions of basic ideas, and links to related sites on the internet, where applicable. A separate search can be conducted which diplays women philosophers only from the list, using the link to Frauen in der Philosophie. The site also has a link to the companion website, PhilLex, a plhilosophical lexicon with an exhaustive alphabetical list of philosophical themes and terms. All the entries on the site are simple and written for beginners. A discussion room enables users to ask further questions on particular topics or simply find others with similar interests.
Philosopher's Digest is an online service which offers reviews of current philosophy articles. Its aim is to provide scholars with an easier way to stay abreast of the philosophical literature, while at the same time encouraging (and providing a forum for) discussion. Founded early in 2009, the site has a pool of reviewers who commit to providing three to four reviews a year. The reviews are quite substantial (indeed, at around 700 to 1000 words each, they are longer than many book reviews published in journals), offering a precis of the argument, and sometimes also criticism or response. Other users of the site are encouraged to add their thoughts using the comment function, although at time of review this feature did not appear to be particularly widely used. The site is well presented and easy to navigate: one can search, or browse by journal title or keyword. RSS feeds of the site content are available.
The Philosopher's Index is a subscription-based comprehensive bibliographic database with author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in philosophy, published in journals and books since 1940. Records cite journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews. Over 600 journals are indexed, from more than 40 countries. The Philosopher's Index is published in print and electronic versions (CD-ROM and online), and the latter are updated quarterly. An institutional subscription required: the Index's home page provides details. The Index is available through four distributors: EBSCOhost; OCLC FirstSearch; OVID; and ProQuest: information about these is also given on the site. Description based on one supplied by the JISC Resource Guide for the Arts and Humanities.
'The Philosopher' is an electronic incarnation of the Journal of the Philosophical Society of England, the oldest general philosophy journal in the world. Its central aim is to provide a forum for short, original, and accessible articles on any topic of philosophical interest. The journal regularly adds a selection of new, full-text articles, reviews and discussions from the print version of the journal to its main website, and updates its already extensive archive section which contains a wide range of papers from editions of the journal published between 1923 and 1999. Also available are: notes for contributors; information about how to join the Society; and a search engine. An interesting and well-designed web resource.
Philosophers' Carnival aims to provide a fortnightly round-up (often, although not always, themed) of the most noteworthy philosophical posts from a wide variety of blogs. The Carnival itself is hosted on a different blog each time: the home page provides a link to the current and past editions, details of future hosts, plus information about the purpose of the carnival and the submission process. Readers are invited to use the online form to submit their own or other bloggers' posts for consideration, and can also sign up to receive notification when new Carnivals appear. The Philosophers' Carnival is a valuable resource for those seeking an efficient way of keeping up to date with the philosophical Blogosphere, or those interested in discovering new philosophy blogs.
'Philosophers' Imprint' is a refereed electronic archive (ISSN: 1533-628X) of original papers in philosophy. It is edited by members of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, and published on the Internet by the University of Michigan Library. The site contains a proposal for describing the production and funding models for the Imprint, as well as instructions for joining a mailing list. Papers are issued irregularly, but readers can receive notification of publication by subscribing to the mailing list. The papers themselves are of a high standard, by known philosophers, and published in PDF and page-images format. In addition, the site provides its own indexes and full-text search engine, and is recorded by the Philosopher's Index and public search engines. The resource is not restricted to any particular field or school of philosophy. It is primarily aimed at academic philosophers and philosophy students, but it also aims to attract non-academic readers to philosophy.
The Philosophical Gourmet Report is a website which ranks graduate philosophy departments throughout the English-speaking world, primarily on the basis of the quality of their faculty. It is edited by Brian Leiter (University of Texas at Austin), and is the result of a survey of professional philosophers, who rate departments with a view to their attractiveness for prospective graduate students. The nature of the survey (which is conducted every two years), the names of those philosophers surveyed, and the method and criteria of ranking, are all fully disclosed and explained (albeit sometimes quite technically) on the site, and some guidance is supplied as to how to interpret and apply the results. In addition, there is some useful information for the prospective graduate student in philosophy, including a few sobering statistics about the job market. Major philosophy faculty moves and retirements are also noted. While the report concerns graduate departments only, there is some basic advice and information for prospective philosophy undergraduates. The Philosophical Gourmet Report has become extremely influential and many departments take its results very seriously, though some regret the extent of its influence. The site is cleanly presented and easy to navigate. It is of interest to students considering entering into graduate studies in philosophy at an English-speaking university, and to philosophy faculty members.
This unique website contains 60 academic papers on various issues in Philosophy. They are dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz, a professor of Philosophy at Lund University (Lunds Universitet), on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Presented in PDF, these include papers like: 'Descartes on virtue'; 'Consensus by aggregation and deliberation'; 'Is hypothetical consent a substitute for actual consent?'; 'Well-being and changing preferences'; 'Autonomy and the social construction of values'; 'Are there reasons to be rational?'; 'Three approaches to finitude in belief change'; and 'The cognitive and communicative demands of cooperation'. The contributors are drawn from Sweden, other countries in Europe, and the United States. The papers, which are all written in English, were edited in 2007 by Toni Ronnow-Rasmussen, Bjorn Petersson, Jonas Josefsson and Dan Egonsson.
Philosophical Quotations is a subsite of the Radical Academy website, aimed at those with a general interest in philosophy. This subsite features a large and diverse offering of famous philosophical quotations and remarks from around 200 thinkers. While the source of the quote is given in each instance, no further bibliographic information, such as publisher, translator, or exact location of quotation is supplied, thus rendering this limited as a scholarly resource. It is best treated as a source of interest or inspiration for beginning students or interested members of the public.
The IWM website The Philosophical Work of Jan Patočka aims to collect and make accessible the works of the Czech philosopher (1907-1977). Patočka studied in Freiburg under the phenomenological philosophers Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, and his own philosophical work remained indebted to these thinkers. The site contains information (in English and German) on, for example: the IWM Patočka Archive; the bibliography published on the 20th anniversary of Patočka's death; and the Jan Patočka Memorial Lectures. In addition to this, the site offers details on other fellowships, institutions and programmes of interest to those researching phenomenological topics.
Designed for the lay philosopher, PhiloSophos, created by Gregory Klempner, is dedicated to realising the maxim that philosophy is not just for professional philosophers. The site makes available various resources for the lay philosopher, including the electronic text of 'Philosophical Connections' edited by Anthony Harrison-Barbet and articles from the ejournal, 'Philosophy Pathways.' Also available are the logs of its 'Ask a Philosopher' section, with past questions and answers freely available. Additionally, the site carries information on distance learning programs leading to Associate and Fellowship awards from the International Society for Philosophy, and links to further sites of interest.
The JISCmail Philosophy Web page provides details of all the email lists hosted by JISCmail (the UK national academic mailing list service) that may be of interest to philosophers. The lists cover a wide variety of facets of the subject, for example: process philosophy; medical ethics; and the philosophies of management and nursing. The archives of the lists can be browsed and searched, and instructions are given on joining, posting to, and leaving existing lists, and also on the process of starting a new one. A significant proportion of the current lists relate to minority interests within the discipline, so this page is likely to be of particular value to philosophers working on less mainstream topics who wish to form connections with others in their field.
This is the homepage of the Philosophy Department at the University of Melbourne. It contains information about the history of the department and the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes they offer. It also informs visitors about the research and knowledge transfer activities they organise and engage in (e.g. research seminars; philosophy colloquia; conferences). There are annotated and unannotated links to relevant websites. Of particular interest and use to students of Philosophy is a section which provides guidance on how to research and write Philosophy essays. There is also a short paper on the question 'What is Philosophy?' with a link to an online video presentation on the same. The site provides a search engine.
Philosophy Around The Web is the work of Peter J. King, and provides an extensive gateway to electronic resources relating to philosophers and philosophy. Indexes are organised into categories including: why study philosophy; philosophical topics; individual philosophers; institutions; journals; reference; discussion; jobs; and conferences. Many links are adequately annotated, ensuring that users do not waste too much time accessing inappropriate sites. The site aims at comprehensiveness, and offers an impressive number of links, though as always with resources of this scope, some links will inevitably be broken. It would be a useful starting point for students and researchers in philosophy looking for either philosophical or practical information on the web.
'Philosophy at large' is a website edited and maintained by the Department of Philosophy at Liverpool University. It primarily serves as a gateway to web resources in philosophy and will be of interest to teachers and students. The home page is divided into the following sections of links: Associations and Societies; Discussion; Subject Guide; Bibliographic; Institutions; and Working in Philosophy. The links are unannotated and a small number were in need of repair at the time this record was reviewed. There is also a link to the very popular PHILOS-L discussion list.
Philosophy Bites is a weekly podcast offering interviews with eminent philosophers. Each podcast aims to give an accessible introduction to a 'bite-sized' topic. The range of subject matter covered is broad, and past interviews have included: A. C. Grayling on Descartes' cogito; Simon Blackburn on Plato's cave; Mary Warnock on philosophy and public life; and Julian Baggini on thought experiments. The podcasts are quite short (around ten to 15 minutes), and so can only cover the basics of each subject, but this is a useful resource for students who are beginning work in a particular area, or who wish to improve the breadth of their philosophical awareness. Philosophy Bites is the work of Open University Senior Lecturer Nigel Warburton, and radio documentary maker David Edmonds.
The Philosophy Conferences Worldwide Web page, part of the larger Conference Alerts site, provides details of upcoming events that are likely to be of interest to professional philosophers. The main listing, which is in date order, gives the title and location of each event, sometimes accompanied by a very brief description. One can then click on the title for further information about the conference, which in most cases includes the URL of the conference's home page, and where relevant the deadline for submission of proposals and/or papers (although unfortunately it does not seem possible to sort or search entries by submission deadlines). The advanced search function allows users to search conferences by date, location, and keywords, and an email alerting service is available for users who wish to receive notification of updates to the listing.
Established in 1966, the Philosophy Documentation Center is dedicated to providing a variety of services for the professional philosophical community, details of which can be found on this website. They publish a significant number of journals, digital media resources, conference proceedings, and directories, including the International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers. They also provide subscription and membership services for many philosophy journals and societies. Other services include journal production and typesetting, design, marketing, and conference exhibits. The Center is also responsible for POIESIS, a major provider of full electronic access to philosophy journals for subscribing institutions; a link to the POIESIS sub-site is given. The Philosophy Documentation Center is a non-profit organisation. A number of their resources are free of charge (some in PDF format), and details on how to order others are provided on the site.
The Philosophy Documentation Center Collection (formerly Poiesis) is a subscription-only online service providing access to a wide range of philosophy journals. Designed to work in tandem with institutional journal subscriptions, the service facilitates full-text searching across several dozen titles: a total of over 2,400 issues and 36,000 individual articles are currently available.
'Philosophy Lists' is a website maintained by Anthony Cole of the School of Law at the University of Warwick. It was created with the aim of disseminating to a wide audience information on philosophical scholarship and education. Viewers can find evaluation on and links to websites with information on notable philosophy books; philosophy journals; philosophy departments (presented according to departments, countries and specialty); and English-language graduate philosophy programmes offered at non-English-language universities. There are also sections dedicated to academic life in various countries; job advertisements for philosophers; and updates. Annotated links are provided to relevant websites. The site is regularly updated.
Philosophy News is a website designed to keep professional and non-professional philosophers informed of current events, issues and publications within the philosophical community or relevant to it. The site is presented in blog format, and posts generally offer a summary of the news story, plus a link to further information available elsewhere online. The site appears to be maintained by one man, Paul Pardi (an adjunct professor of philosophy in the US), and it is therefore perhaps inevitable that the frequency of posts varies: sometimes a number appear in quick succession, and sometimes there is a gap of a few weeks. Also available through the site is a series of longer articles under the heading WHiP (What's Happening in Philosophy), in which author Richard Pimentel explores topical issues within the discipline in more depth. Users are able to join the discussion by commenting on the pieces.
LearnOutLoud.com's Philosophy Podcast offers audio versions of excerpts from classic works of philosophy. Among the pieces included are selections from: Plato's Symposium; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae; Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto; and Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The podcasts vary in length, but the majority are in the region of half an hour long. The recordings can be downloaded or streamed via the website, and a link is also provided for those who prefer to subscribe via iTunes. A useful resource for those wishing to familiarise themselves with some key philosophical works.
The Philosophy Research Network (PRN) is a service provided by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). It is directed by Lawrence Becker of Hollins University and Brie Gertler of the University of Virginia. Aimed at researchers and scholars of Philosophy, the network provides announcements on the latest conferences, meetings and calls for papers; as well professional job listings. The site also contains information about the distribution of research papers; how to establish contact with other researchers and scholars in the field; and SSRN's own objectives and policies.
The PhilPapers website offers a freely accessible extensive directory of philosophy articles and books. At time of writing, the database had over 190,000 entries, and was steadily growing. The vast majority of the articles listed are available online, as are a smaller proportion of the books. PhilPapers differs from some other bibliographic databases in that in addition to indexing the contents of almost 200 philosophy journals and thousands of books, it also includes entries for works made available via philosophers' own home pages or online archives. The database can be browsed by category or searched (although the search function is a little idiosyncratic), and users have the option of limiting their searches to show only works which are available online free of charge. The site aims to be comprehensive, but is still a comparatively young venture (launched early in 2009), and coverage of more recent material is currently better than that of older publications. Users are invited to contribute (this requires free registration) by submitting new entries, categorising articles, or uploading bibliographies. The site also hosts a collection of philosophical discussion forums. Although still in development, this is a valuable resource for philosophers. PhilPapers receives funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as part of their Information Environment Programme.
PhilPapers is a searchable catalogue of online academic philosophy journal articles and books which has been created by staff of the Centre for Consciousness RSSS, Australian National University and Institute of Philosophy School of Advanced study London . It provides references to articles from over 200 leading philosophy journals as well as monitoring the personal websites of leading philosophers and other online philosophy repositories. An increasing number of items can be downloaded in full text( subject to copyright restrictions). Philosophy is defined broadly to contain over 300 sub-categories. These include: metaphysics, the history of Western philosophy; philosophy of law; philosophy of gender, social and political philosophy, applied ethics, bioethics, value theory, science, logic and mathematics and philosophical traditions (including African philosophy, Asian philosophy and continental philosophy). Copyright information is provided on the website. users may sign up to receive alerts and RSS feeds as new items are added.
The PhilWeb site, edited by Richard L. W. Clarke, is essentially a large, lightly-annotated gateway to bibliographic resources on philosophy. It is divided into three main sections: history; regions; and topics; and under each of these can be found a large number of sub-sections covering a vast array of philosophical areas and topics. Each sub-section is intended to provide a variety of information on electronic and other resources pertaining to the topic and its practitioners. Text-based, this is a fast-loading site for those seeking philosophy resources in specific areas. It is, however, a large work in constant progress, and so not all topics are covered in the same amount of detail, and certain areas of philosophy are less well-represented than others. Literary theory, Continental philosophy, and critical theory are particularly well-covered.
Polylog (ISSN: 1616-2943) is a journal dedicated to the utilisation of philosophical discourse for international understanding. The site is available in English, German and Spanish; and papers, reviews, reports, and discussion may be in any of these languages (and occasionally in other European languages). Neither wholly Continental nor analytic in its approach to the question of the translatability of reason across borders and cultures, Polylog is open to modes of thinking that transcend the university. That said, it is still committed to philosophy as an ideal arena for exchange of ideas. Polylog also considers problems of inter and multi-cultural phenomena, inter-religious questions, work that explicitly considers its own cultural context, and methodological reflection on comparative philosophy. The site allows free access to its archive of previous issues. The site also provides a calendar of events, links to electronic texts and other web resources, and a forum for more informal discussion of philosophical themes. Information on subscribing to Polylog's email newsletter or on becoming a member of Polylog are given. Elegantly produced, this journal will be of interest to those working in philosophy, politics and culture.
This website provides an alphabetical list of commonly-used philosophical terms and concepts, each of which is accompanied by a short statement explaining what it means. The explanations are basic and unsourced, and are perhaps best viewed as a starting point for coming to terms with the concepts, rather than a full explanation of them. The resource would be interesting to philosophy undergraduates and members of the public. The web page also connects users to other resources on philosophy offered by the Radical Academy. This site is maintained by Dr Jonathan Dolhenty, president of the Center for Applied Philosophy.
Reader Response is a University of Alberta sponsored website for faculty and graduate students conducting research into reader response theory, particularly with regard to literary texts. This interdisciplinary site was created by David S. Miall of the University of Alberta's Department of English, and Don Kuiken of the university's Psychology Department. The site includes an extensive bibliography of secondary sources published in a broad range of books and periodicals in the fields of English and psychology. Most of Miall and Kuiken's published articles and conference papers are available in their full-text versions from the site. The site also provides links to related web pages, and an online discussion board.
ReadySteadyBook is an independent book review website, founded and edited by writer Mark Thwaite, whose work has appeared in PNR, Hesperus Magazine and Ink among others. Since 2002, ReadySteadyBook has developed a strong reputation for sound critical reviews of literary fiction, poetry, history, philosophy and music, making it a useful resource for a range of arts and humanities disciplines. With its magazine-style presentation, the home page offers an overview of the content, which includes features and articles on recent publications, interviews and blogs. Content is updated regularly and the turnover of material is indicated by the 'Word of the day', 'Poem of the week' and 'Books of the month' features. Books reviewed have included: 'Slow Man' by J. M. Coetzee; 'Until I Find You' by John Irving; and 'Small Island' by Andrea Levy. Among the contributors are Robert Chandler, Lee Rourke and Lars Iyer, and writers interviewed include Alain de Botton, Lisa Williams and David Mitchell. This site combines serious literary content with a readable style and confident presentation. It is easy to navigate and offers up-to-the-minute contact with developments in contemporary literature.
Res Cogitans is an electronic refereed journal (ISSN: 1603-8509) that aims to cover a broad range of areas within philosophy and related fields (such as psychology; linguistics; sociology; arts; and theology). It is published by the University of Southern Denmark, and articles are accepted in English and a variety of European languages. Topics covered to date include special issues on 'Universals and Particulars in Metaphysics' and 'The Rights and Plights of Religious Minorities', and a variety of papers on topics ranging from realism through to the philosophy of Edmund Husserl. The general quality of the articles, as well as the presentational style, are high. All the materials are available without charge from the site and are presented in PDF. Details of the editorial board, contact information, and submission instructions are all provided.
The Revista Observaciones Filosóficas is a peer-reviewed, freely available electronic journal published by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso in Chile and devoted to modern and contemporary thought. It is designed primarily as a forum for postgraduate students of philosophy to publish and share their work and as such has a broad focus. Articles are grouped into thematic areas such as contemporary philosophy; epistemology and logic; aesthetics and theory of art; literature; and ethics and political philosophy. It is not possible to search the journal which may make locating relevant articles slightly problematic. The user must browse through each section which could, indeed, yield interesting and unexpected results. The analysis and application of the work of well-known philosophers features heavily here: Heidegger; Wittgenstein; Baudrillard; Nietzsche; and Derrida are among the recurring names. However, the overall impression of this journal is its diversity, with articles on the aesthetics of cyberculture sitting alongside analyses of the work of Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon; a study of Richard Rorty on solidarity, cruelty and moral progression, alongside the depiction of the law in the work of Franz Kafka.
The journal also features interviews, translations (in Spanish), and links to other online philosophy journals and websites in general. One criticism to be made of the site is that its use of a white font on a dark background, together with the layout of article text, could render readability difficult. Users should also note that the journal is entirely in Spanish.
This is the homepage of the Richmond Journal of Philosophy (RJP). Launched in 2002, the journal is published by the Philosophy Department of Richmond-upon-Thames College. It features works by professional philosophers and graduate students on a wide range of philosophical topics. This homepage provides access to past and current issues of the journal. Articles published to date include: 'Kant's normative ethics'; 'Can we trust our emotions?'; 'On free will'; 'Plato and the institution of philosophy'; 'On scientific realism'; 'Individualism in the social sciences'; and 'A defence of internal reasons'. The website also provides information about the journal's editorial board and its submission policy.
This site, Romantic Anthropology, showcases a research project on the roots of anthropology. The field during the Romantic era differed significantly from the current discipline. At that time, it had origins in the Enlightenment, but rejected Enlightenment empiricism and drew on the Natural Philosophy of Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling (1775-1854), which gained prominence in the nineteenth century. The site provides further definitions and lists important authors who contributed to the movement, including: Johann Heinrich Ferdinand von Autenrieth (1772-1835); Franz von Baader (1765-1841); Joachim Dietrich Brandis (1762-1846); Karl Friedrich Burdach (1776-1847); Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869); Ignaz Döllinger (1770-1841); Joseph Ennemoser (1787-1854); Adam Carl August Eschenmayer (1770-1852); Jakob Josef von Görres (1776-1818); Franz von Paula Gruithuisen (1774-1852); Johann Christian August Heinroth (1773-1843); Karl Wilhelm Ideler (1795-1860); Karl Friedrich Kielmeyer (1763-1844); Dietrich Georg Kieser (1779-1862); Konrad Josef Kilian (1771-1811); Johann Michael Leupoldt (1794-1874); Christian Friedrich Nasse (1778-1851); Lorenz Oken (1779-1831); Andreas von Röschlaub (1768-1835); Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert (1780-1860); Henrik Steffens (1773-1845); Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus (1776-1837); Ignaz Paul Vital Troxler (1780-1866); Johann Jakob Wagner (1775-1841); and Carl Hieronymus Windischmann (1775-1839).
The site additionally explains the main themes explored by these thinkers, such as: dreams; somnambulism; magnetism and mesmerism; love; insanity; doppelgänger syndrome; the relationship between body and soul; death; development of the individual; and the development of humankind. Significantly for researchers, the site offers scanned title pages alongside bibliographical information and tables of contents from contemporary journals.
The 'Rousseau Association' is a site dedicated to the life and works of eighteenth-century French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). This site allows a user to browse through a substantial body of primary and secondary material on Rousseau. It is divided into the following sections: About the Rousseau Association; Conferences; Publications; and About Rousseau. The latter page is subdivided further into the following pages: biography (in which short biographies are excerpted from reliable publications); works (giving links to many primary texts); music composed by the philosopher; images; and scholarship. The site is produced and maintained by the Rousseau Association, which describes itself as 'a bilingual, international, interdisciplinary society devoted to the study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau'. Extensive information on the Association's many colloquia and publications is provided on the site and links to other helpful online resources are also given. The Rousseau Association website represents a reliable collection of online information on Rousseau.
The online Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (REP) provides extensive coverage of the philosophies of many cultures, both modern and ancient. Full content is accessible to subscribing institutions and their members. The REP is one of the pre-eminent philosophical resources currently available, with thousands of detailed articles on an extensive range of philosophical topics, written by a collection of the world's leading professional philosophers. All articles are cross-referenced to associated entries. The online version is indexed in five different ways: alphabetically, by theme, region, religious traditions in philosophy, and by (personal) name. In addition, contents can be searched for single and multiple words and phrases, via search-menus and free-text entry. Searches can be saved for re-use. Entries can be printed off and exported to other applications. The encyclopaedia also contains numerous bibliographies and glossaries hotlinked to articles, aiding navigation and understanding. The entire online encyclopaedia is available by subscription, but the website provides a one month free trial facility and/or free access to the resource's 'signpost articles' which cover major philosophical topics by theme, historical period and geography. These articles are printer-friendly, attractive and organised under section headings, which are navigated via a hypertext menu on the left hand side of the screen. The REP, although of unquestionable value, is priced more with institutional subscribers in mind than individuals. Details on how to subscribe can be obtained by following the 'Subscribe' link from the REP home page. Edited by Edward Craig of Churchill College, Cambridge, the encyclopaedia is also available in print (ten volumes) and on CD-ROM.
The Royal Institute of Philosophy (RIP) is dedicated to the advancement of philosophy, and to the promotion of its teaching, discussion, and research. The RIP website provides details of the Institute's activities, which include: lecture series; conferences; a programme to encourage the study of philosophy in schools; the provision of postgraduate funding; and the publication of two journals, 'Philosophy' and 'Think'. While both periodicals require subscription to access the full text, a selection of articles from each is freely available via the website. 'Think' caters for a general non-specialist audience, while 'Philosophy' has a more scholarly focus, although is still intended to be accessible to the serious non-specialist reader. There is also a list of relevant links. The site is straightforwardly designed and easy to use.
The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) at the University of Kent is devoted to the study and teaching of European languages, literature, film, and history. Departments are dedicated to: Italian; German; French; Hispanic Studies; Religious Studies; Philosophy; Comparative Literary Studies; and Classical and Archaeological Studies. One highlight of SECL's website is the podcasts made available of research seminars and lectures held on behalf of its Language and Literature Board (LLB). Past podcast lectures cover topics such as: Spanish anarchism; Keats versus Dawkins; Sebald's reading of Giorgio Bassani; Ernst Cassirer; Nietzsche and Yeats; the Holocaust; Foucault and Michon; and Jean Genet. Lectures are given by academics from SECL and beyond. There are three distinguished lectures by Professor Frank Cioffi available entitled Knowledge and Social Being, with the sub-headings: Interactional Life; Moral Careers and Life Trajectories; and the Holocaust and the Limits of Explanation. A calendar of upcoming lectures, which are open to all, is given.
The website also outlines the events and activities carried out by the School and provides details of research undertaken by its members. News of conferences organised by SECL is given, as are abstracts of the latest publications of SECL staff; details of their research specialisms are also available on the site. Furthermore, there is information on funding opportunities for Graduate students and the courses that the school runs. This Web resource provides useful information on research being undertaken in European studies and philosophy; the podcasts are a particular highlight, enabling users to access material otherwise unavailable to them.
The website for the Scottish Postgraduate Philosophy Association (SPPA) offers information about the Association's activities, which centre on the support of postgraduate students studying Philosophy and related subjects in Scottish universities, as well as the promotion of postgraduate work in Philosophy in Scotland. The Association runs an email discussion list, access to which is provided on the site and archives of past postings may be browsed. All SPPA members are listed in the site's directory, and annotated links to relevant online resources are also provided. At the time this record was reviewed, the site does not seem to have been updated since 2006. Apart from a number of broken links, information about the SPPA's graduate conference and seminar days, as well as other related events both in Scotland and the rest of the UK are therefore, regrettably, not up-to-date.
This site, created by the University of Denver, contains a large array of links concerning the subject of semiotics. Of relevance to undergraduates are the links to various introductory courses and papers in semiotics. Researchers, meanwhile, will find useful the numerous annotated links to papers by both celebrities and active writers in the field of semiotics. The site also offers access to further readings, resources, journals, conferences and book announcements. It is relatively well presented and easy to use.
Signatures is a biannual, peer reviewed humanities journal that is developed by the University of Chichester with the aim of providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholarship and debate among those interested in literary, theoretical, historical and philosophical studies. In addition to articles and conference papers, Signatures also publishes poetries and short stories. Unfortunately, the journal was suspended in 2002 owing to a lack of funding. This website allows access to all 5 volumes published between the 2000 and 2002. They are presented in PDF, thus requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from the site. The journal was edited by Duncan Salkeld.
This site, created by Pascal Michelucci at the University of Toronto, contains an extensive, well annotated list of links to sites of relevance to research in semiotics. It contains, amongst other things, links to pertinent dictionary and encyclopaedia entries, periodicals, research groups, conference proceedings and calls for papers. The site also offers numerous links to papers, books, courses and other resources concerning issues in semiotics and its interactions with other subjects such as cognitive science. The site is clearly presented and can be read in either English or French.
This is the website of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP), an organisation dedicated to promoting interest and research in the history of American philosophy. It also encourages creative and original new work and provides members with a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. A calendar of events includes details of its annual conference at which four major prizes are awarded. Details of these prizes can be found on the About page. SAAP also co-sponsors other programmes and events in its field. An archive of past SAAP events is provided. News and announcements, calls for papers/submissions and calls for reviewers are listed on the Communications page. The Resources page contains links to other organisations, centres and societies, the websites of various journals plus audio and visual resources.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, launched in 1995, is a wholly online publication of impressive range, with informed contributions by experts in the field. Articles are typically several thousand words long, and include bibliographies, plus both internal links to related entries and (where available) links to off-site resources. Every contribution is peer reviewed, and the project has an editorial board which comprises representatives from a broad range of philosophical areas. The Encyclopedia may be considered always under development: new articles are constantly in preparation, and entries are frequently updated in response to new research (each article states when it was first created and last modified). For citation purposes, an archive version of the Encyclopedia is saved four times a year. The full table of contents includes both completed and forthcoming entries, and the 'what's new' option lists new entries or revisions from the past few months, in reverse chronological order. The site is easy to navigate via the alphabetical list of entries; basic and advanced search engines are also available. The topics of ten entries chosen nearly at random include: 'Foundationalist Theories of Epistemic Justification'; 'Medieval Theories of Analogy' ; '19th Century Geometry'; 'Epiphenomenalism'; 'Aristotle's Political Theory'; 'Descartes' Epistemology'; 'Paul Feyerabend'; 'Tropes'; 'Liberalism'; and 'Pantheism'. The Encyclopedia has various international mirror sites. This site would be of use to undergraduate, researchers, and interested members of the general public.
Surfaces (ISSN 1188-2492) is a scholarly, peer reviewed electronic journal from the University of Montreal. Established in 1991, the journal features articles on all areas of the humanities including philosophy; literature; cultural studies; and critical theory. Articles may be written in French or English, and may be available in a variety of formats: HTML; SGML; PDF; or Word. Users may browse the issues by year or according to a thematic index, which includes such areas as humanities discourse; logocentrism; translation and translatability. Some issues have focused on particular areas including; humanities computing; feminism (and the future of women's studies); electronic publishing; and cold war epistemology. Browsing through the issues is recommended since users (from the fields of philosophy, literary criticism and cultural studies in particular) are sure to find material of interest and relevance in this diverse publication. Unfortunately, the journal has been inactive since 2001.
Talk of the Nation is an American talk radio show produced by National Public Radio in the USA. Programmes discuss current affairs and cultural issues, and regularly include special features looking at particular subjects in greater depth. The Friday edition of the show, 'Science Friday', is dedicated to discussions of popular science. Some editions of Talk of the Nation concern philosophers or philosophical topics. Past shows have covered such themes as: 'Bioethics'; 'Emotion, Cognition and Consciousness'; 'Undiscovered Mind'; 'Science and Religion'; 'Happiness'; 'Confucius'; 'Philosophy for the Masses'; 'Origin of Language'; 'Thomas Kuhn and Scientific Revolutions'; and 'the Influence of Karl Marx'. Audio files of all programmes are preserved in the online archives, although there is no option to browse by topic.
Teach Philosophy 101 is a Web-based resource which provides a guide for those teaching introductory philosophy courses in higher education. The project is directed by John Immerwahr, a professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. This website offers a range of materials, organised into the following headings: Obstacles and Challenges; Planning Your Course; Lectures and Discussion; Tests, Papers, Assignments; Change-of-Pace Exercises; Non-Traditional Resources; and Background Reading. The information is chiefly targeted at those teaching within the American college system, but much of the material will also be useful to those based elsewhere (and indeed, while the focus of the site is philosophy, many teaching techniques mentioned are applicable across a wide range of disciplines). This site is likely to be particularly helpful to those just embarking on a teaching career, but also has much to offer to more experienced educators.
This site contains American philosophy professor Douglas Portmore's guide for students writing a philosophy essay. The text covers issues such as adopting and arguing for a position; structuring an essay; and demonstrating mastery of the pertinent material; and includes a useful step-by-step guide to the process of planning, researching and writing a paper. Portmore also offers a helpful list of links to other guides to writing philosophy, both in print and on the web. As Portmore himself acknowledges, not all tutors will agree with all the advice offered on this site. However, as a starting point for the student bewildered by the task of writing an essay, or for the tutor wanting to offer a set of basic guidelines, this is potentially an extremely valuable resource.
'The Transplant Trade' was first shown on Channel 4 Television in April 2004. It highlighted the prevalence of transplant tourism: where those in need of organ transplantation illegally purchase kidneys from living donors from other countries (particularly South Africa, India and the USA). The programme explores difficult ethical questions such as whether people should be allowed to sell their organs, and whether the transplant trade should be legalized. This website aims to provide further information about the issues explored in the documentary. It presents annotated links to the homepages of relevant organizations; news stories; and websites dealing with organ donation, transplantation and related issues. It also suggests a number of print-based materials that could be consulted.
This is the homepage of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol. The site informs visitors about the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study available as well as the short courses open to the general public. There are details of recent, past and forthcoming events; and information about the research projects undertaken by members of staff. Links, annotated and unannotated, are given to a number of web resources related to Philosophy and to the homepages of relevant organisations. Access is also given to the homepages of the University of Bristol Philosophy Society and the department's magazine called Think. A number of articles are available from the webpages of individual members of staff. A search engine is provided.
This is the homepage of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. It provides interesting information about the faculty's history and the academic programmes it currently offers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Information is also available for those interested in applying to be an Academic Visitor. The faculty organises public lectures and the audio recordings of a number of these can be downloaded from the site. Likewise available are announcements of forthcoming events and job vacancies; access to the faculty's annual series of newsletters (from 2004); links to the homepage of the faculty's Casimir Lewy Library and the homepages of relevant organisations. A search engine is available.
This is the homepage of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. The site contains information about the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty and it includes materials like course descriptions; previous examination papers; handbooks and lists of theses submitted. Visitors can also find information on vacancies; and of recent news and forthcoming events. The site makes available handouts and audio-recordings from the lecture series which the faculty organises. Further, there are podcasts interviews with a few members of the Faculty. Visitors can also access a number of articles and book chapters from the webpages of several members of staff. Links are given to relevant websites, and a search engine is available. Some of the items on the site require user registration, but those mentioned above are available to the general public without charge.
Internet Philosopher is a free "teach yourself" tutorial on the Web, covering Internet information skills for philosophy. The tutorial is aimed at students, lecturers, and researchers who want to improve their knowledge of how to get the best out of philosophy resources on the Web. Internet Philosopher is one of a set of tutorials which form the Intute Virtual Training Suite. The tutorials may be used as part of independent study, or to support teaching and training courses. Each tutorial consists of: a tour of some key sites; techniques for discovering additional Web resources; guidelines for critically evaluating such resources; and a set of success stories giving concrete examples of how the Internet can be used by students, researchers, and teachers. There is also a section for teachers with suggestions on how to introduce and deploy the Virtual Training Suite in the classroom. Each tutorial is written by subject specialists. The Virtual Training Suites receive funding and support from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT).
This homepage of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick provides detailed information about the undergraduate and graduate programmes of study at the department. Materials available include: module descriptions; handbooks; leaflets and prospectuses; information on funding and fees; and a list of FAQs for prospective students. The department, headed by Michael Luntley, organises research and work-in-progress seminars. Details of these are available from the site; as are those on recent news and forthcoming events. Information is also available about relevant publications, and the research projects undertaken by members of staff and the Research Centres which the department hosts. Navigation is straightforward and a search engine is provided.
'White Rose Research Online' is the joint open access repository for works produced by students and staff of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. At May 2008 this public repository is said to contain over 2,800 texts. Although users are invited to create an account, many areas allow anyone to freely download a text. Some areas do, however, require free registration. Texts are full-text and in PDF format. It is possible to search by simple or advanced methods, or to browse by year or an A-Z listing by academic unit. At May 2008, examining this A-Z listing shows more than 250 items of likely interest to those in the arts and humanities. There are 121 items from the School of Humanities at Leeds, with 90 of these drawn from the School of Philosophy at Leeds. This early website seems likely to grow over future years into an increasingly useful resource. There is also an associated weblog, for news of new developments.
The Philosophers page of The Window website offers brief biographical and philosophical sketches of over 70 philosophers and thinkers from earliest antiquity to the present day. Of interest to some will be a separate page of sketches of Islamic thinkers. The biographical and philosophical sketches are unsourced, and have an encyclopaedic feel to them. The main selection of philosophers is somewhat arbitrary, with quite a few important names missing and some rather obscure or marginal ones included. Many sketches are accompanied by links to information on related philosophers and organisations hosted both by the website itself and beyond. An accompanying timeline helps to set the philosophers in their historical context. These pages are part of a larger suite of resources, but unfortunately the other sections of the site have suffered from a lack of maintenance. The site was developed by two graduates of Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and is well laid-out and easy to navigate.
This is the website of the World Phenomenology Institute (aka: World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning) situated in Hanover, New Jersey, USA and administered by Professor Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka. Its main aim is to promote discussion and a deeper understanding of the phenomenological work of the German philosopher Edmund Husserl (1859-1938). The website contains up-to-date information regarding Institute programs, projects, and publications including ‘Analecta Husserliana’; the ‘WPI Monograph Series’ and the journal ‘Phenomenological Inquiry’. Details of research, conferences and workshops organised by the Institute are provided. An archive which will eventually house a significant collection of articles relating to research undertaken at the Institute, since it was founded in 1971, is under construction. Phenomenology is the school of philosophy, founded by Husserl, and diversified by a number of his successors including Martin Heidegger, Jean Paul Sartre, Karl Jaspers and, latterly, Colin Wilson, all of whom employed the methods of phenomenology for their existential programmes.