Animus: The Canadian Journal of Philosophy and Humanities is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal which focuses on Western philosophy. It is edited by a team of 5 editors namely Ken Jacobsen, David Peddle, Neil Robertson, Kenneth Kierans and Eli Diamond. This homepage enables free access to all pieces featured in the journal since the first volume was published in 1996. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to access them but this can be downloaded from the site. Each volume of the journal supports a particular theme. Previous themes include: Postmodernism; Modernity; Hegel; Philosophy and Freedom; Political Institutions; War; and the Modern State. The site also contains guidelines for contributors and a search engine. The resource will appeal to anyone working in philosophy or literary theory.
'Assembled Western Philosophers' is a subsite of a Web page entitled Philosophy Pages, designed by Garth Kemerling. It provides two extensive lists of key contributors to the Western philosophical tradition, from Plato to the present day. By clicking on a name in the main list on the upper half of the page, the user is taken to a biography of the philosopher. Some of these biographies are illustrated and all are accompanied by lists of primary and secondary source lists, as well as links to online book retailers and additional online information. Within the biographies, there are also helpful links to further explanations of philosophical terms and schools of thought. The more extensive, secondary list of philosophers provides briefer biographies and information, along with links to online versions of texts, where available. This is an extensive site with a wealth of information, and will be of use to undergraduates and teachers.
The British Society for the History of Philosophy was launched in 1984 with the aim of promoting and fostering all aspects of the study and teaching of the history of philosophy. The society's home page describes in further detail its aims, and provides information on forthcoming and previous conferences and events. It also includes: a list of current members and their research interests; membership subscription rates; edited versions of newsletters that members receive by email; and information about the society's official journal, the British Journal for the History of Philosophy (BJHP). A list of links to societies with similar aims is also available.
The website for the Center for the Study of the Great Ideas aims to provide an online presence that furthers the work of the Center's mission to prove that 'philosophy is everybody's business'. Addressing the questions as to what we should seek in life and how we should go about our search sums up the life and work of Dr. Mortimer J. Adler (1902 - 2001), who co-founded the Center and whose academic credentials include the post of Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. The site aims to make the ideas of Dr. Adler widely available and while membership options at a range of prices are offered, the site contains a sufficient amount of open access material to provide comprehensive introductory insights. Under the headings such as 'The Great Ideas', 'The Great Books' and 'Liberal Education', the basic concepts of the Center are introduced fully, with a biography of Dr. Adler and a useful range of links. A search engine is available, which will yield results when searched by author name or subject. This is a wide-ranging site, with a large amount of thought-provoking material.
This website serves as a bulletin board for events and commentaries relating to Continental Philosophy. It is maintained by Farhang Erfani, an assistant professor of philosophy at the American University, in D.C. The materials, which comprise the main topics that fall within this branch of philosophy, are arranged in alphabetical order. There are also video recordings of lectures; and information about books; book reviews; and job vacancies. Viewers are allowed access to their monthly archives which date back to July 2006. The site also provides links to other blogs and the homepages of philosophical societies. A search engine is available.
The Cornell University Library Historical Monographs Collection website provides free access to facsimiles of over 400 historical monographs. A number are of interest to those working in ancient and modern history of philosophy. These include English translations of: Aristotle's (384-322 BCE) On Youth and Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration; The Science of Ethics as Based on the Science of Knowledge, by Johann Fichte (1762-1814); The Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, and On the Will in Nature, by Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860); The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte (1798-1857) in three volumes; and Otto Weininger's (1880-1903) Sex and Character. There is also a facsimile of Moses Maimonides' (1135-1204) Moreh Nevukhim (Guide for the Perplexed), translated into Hebrew. As this is an historical archive, the translations and texts should not be treated as definitive or up-to-date (the Comte, for instance, is recorded as being 'freely translated' and condensed by the author Harriet Martineau); the site is primarily of historical philosophical interest. The database may be browsed or searched by author/title.
This website, which is made available by the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London, is the home page of the Francis Bacon Correspondence Project. The aim of this project is to produce a new critical edition of the correspondence of the natural philosopher and politican Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban (1561-1626). This edition will be published as part of the new Oxford edition of Bacon's works, which is supported by the British Academy. The site includes information about the project, and two papers available as PDF files: "The Design of the Francis Bacon Correspondence Project Database"; and "The Editing of Francis Bacon as a Man of all Parties". The site also makes available a calendar of Bacon's correspondence, including some 200 letters that have not previously been published. These have been located through an initial census of library and archival holdings carried out as part of the project. The catalogue can be browsed as a chronological list of letters, or using the alphabetical index of correspondents. It can also be searched by name. Each entry contains information in the following fields: date; author; recipient; first line; summary; manuscript reference; and references to printed versions of the letter. This material will be of great value to researchers working on Bacon or on the intellectual world of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, especially as it collects material that has previously been scattered.
A Dedication to Spinoza's Insights is a vast online resource that investigates and participates in the philosophy of the seventeenth-century thinker Baruch Spinoza (a.k.a. Benedictus de Spinoza, 1632-1677). The site's author is Joseph B. Yesselman, a retired structural engineer who has had a lifelong interest in the philosopher. Spinoza's philosophy itself has been subject to various interpretations, although he is perhaps best known for identifying God and nature, and in doing so arguing that there is only one type of substance. His arguments to this end can be found in his most famous publication (albeit a posthumous one), his Ethics. The resource itself at first appears confusing with apparently unrelated brief sections and shorthand hyperlinks following one another with some rapidity. However, the author warns us that the site's content should not be approached in the way one reads a novel, but instead, one should "surf" the site, following whatever hyperlinks tickle the fancy. This proviso granted, Yesselman provides a good deal of interesting personal insight, particularly into Spinoza's philosophy of emotion (and of note here is Yesselman's relating of Spinoza's philosophy to calculus, and to the work of Mark Twain). The resource also contains, among other things, a glossary of Spinoza's philosophical concepts and definitions, links to Spinoza resources hosted elsewhere on the web, bibliographical information, and commentary and other secondary material by Yesselman. The wealth of information and opinion is vast, and for those who have the patience to master the form of the resource, it may prove useful and interesting.
Descriptive and Formal Ontology, developed by Raul Corazzon, has brought together an extensive and extremely useful collection of materials on a wide range of topics relating to ontology. The site is divided into two primary areas: first, the shape of contemporary ontological discussions as revealed in both its philosophical and technological relationships, and second, the historical development of ontology. Regarding the first aspect, special attention is paid to its discussion and development among major ontologists, and its present applications in computer models, databases and language mapping. Here one will find a good supply of introductory background and additional links on thinkers from the last two centuries, organized by name and, where appropriate, significant groups like the Vienna School, or related developments like process theology. A number of online articles are available, along with bibliographic and biographical collections on major scholars, such as Nino Cocchiarella, and their works. Students will also appreciate a selection of definitions for 'Ontology' and descriptions of on-going problems in the field. The second part of this site is entitled 'Apropos the history of ontology'. Here the user is introduced to some of the earlier themes and thinkers in ontological discussions, beginning with Anselm of Canterbury's (1033-1109) formulation of five ontological proofs for the existence of God, and continuing through to the seventeenth century. Those researching opinions and attitudes towards this subject in the Middle Ages are strongly encouraged to look through the large 'Annotated Bibliography of the medieval theories of suppositio and oratio mentalis'. The site also introduces the research of a few contemporary leading historians with a substantial focus on this subject at that time.
Electronic Enlightenment is a substantial scholarly project of the University of Oxford's Humanities Division, available online via Oxford University Press. This subscription resource offers unrivalled online access to correspondence from the long 18th century (approximately 1688 to 1815, though some earlier and later materials are included). At time of writing, over 53,000 letters and other documents from almost 6,000 correspondents were available, with twice yearly updates promised. The authors include great thinkers such as John Locke; David Hume; Jeremy Bentham; and Adam Smith; plus a host of other scholars; politicians; writers; artists; churchmen; members of the professions; and society figures. The letters are taken from the best critical editions, and feature nearly 230,000 scholarly annotations. Works in a variety of languages (including Italian, French, and German in addition to English) are available, and some of the material is previously unpublished. Users can browse the collection, or make use of the sophisticated search tools. Although still in its early stages, this project should prove a valuable resource to the study of the 18th century across numerous disciplines.
This informative and useful website provides online access to electronic resources relating to medieval philosophy and philosophical studies. The website is simply designed, with a number of links to the various sections of the site (including: manuscripts; edited texts; biographies; and information pages). There is, moreover, the option to search the entire website by keyword. Each of the broad categories mentioned above have a vast amount of information on online resources, with clickable direct links. This website will be of invaluable use to anyone interested in medieval philosophy in general, or specific medieval philosophers/philosophies.
The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert: Collaborative Translation Project is an ongoing attempt to bring an English translation of this great 18th-century encyclopaedia to the World Wide Web. A major achievement of the French enlightenment, the original publication consisted of 32 volumes covering 70,000 topics. Like the original, the online version is a collaborative effort, and potential contributors are encouraged to contact the publishers. Users can browse encyclopaedia entries, or search for key words. Search results return the immediate local contexts in which words have been used, with the full entry accessed by a link from the title field. Entries include links to their original French language versions. Bibliographical searches are also available. Future plans for the online encyclopaedia include: the possibility of browsing by original author; a list of plates with English and French titles; and access to the images of plates even before captions have been translated.
This webpage contains multiple-choice quizzes on a variety of philosophical subjects, including: ethics; logic; philosophy of religion; and various historical and contemporary figures in ethics and analytic philosophy. The exercises, which are generally at an undergraduate introductory level, are designed by Harry J. Gensler of John Carroll University, Cleveland. Each quiz contains some brief introductory material on the topic at hand, and an indication of the specific texts on which the quiz qustions are based, though in many cases the exercises could be tackled by any student with a general familiarity with the subject. This resource would be of interest to undergraduates seeking to test or review their basic knowledge of topics in philosophy.
'Great Voyages: the History of Western Philosophy from 1492 to 1776' is a well-presented, extensive and very useful web resource that hosts amongst other things biographical information, primary texts and annotated bibliographical references concerning the philosophy and philosophers of the 16th-18th centuries. The site's webmaster and editor is Bill Uzgalis, a professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, USA. He prepared the resource both for a past university course and for anyone in general with an interest in the subject matter. Over thirty philosophers are covered, including Machiavelli; Gassendi; Descartes; Malebranche; Bayle; Rousseau; Bacon; Hobbes; Locke; Berkeley; Hume; Spinoza; Leibniz; and Kant. For each, Uzgalis provides a brief overview of the life and work of the philosopher, a sourced timeline, and often, links to e-texts of primary and secondary sources hosted both by the site itself and elsewhere, and annotated bibliographies of secondary material available off-line. The resource is attractive to the eye, and there are the occasional graphics. It is also extremely well-laid out and is easy to navigate, with extensive hyperlink facilities. This would be a useful website for undergraduates studying the history of modern western philosophy.
This website, developed and maintained by Gyula Klima, a professor of philosophy at Fordham University, makes available the lecture notes he used whilst teaching an introductory philosophy course for Yale's Directed Studies Programme from 1991 to 1993. Topics covered are as follows: 'Plato on immortality in his "Phaedo"'; 'Isagoge'; 'De Bono: Boethius' "De Hebdomadibus"'; 'St Thomas on Boethius' "De Hebdomadibus"'; 'St Thomas Aquinas on being and essence' (lecture notes and handout); 'Causa prima'; 'The last scholastic: Descartes'; and 'The vanishing of substance'. This resource is suitable for those seeking a user-friendly introduction to these subjects. Anyone wishing for a more in-depth discussion of some of these topics is directed to Professor Klima's list of publications, which can also be accessed from this site.
The Spanish online encyclopaedia, Kalipedia, offers in its website a dedicated section to the history of philosophy. It covers all aspects of Western thought from the Presocratics to the present time. The resource is presented as a series of short articles, organised in five different periods: from Presocratics to Hellenism; from Medieval Ages to Renaissance; from Scientific Revolution to modern philosophy; Enlightenment and 19th century; and 20th century. The site will be specially valuable for anyone interested in Spanish intellectual history during the 19th and 20th century. Users will find articles covering topics and authors within this area, including: Krausism in Spain; Miguel de Unamuno; Ortega y Gasset; and Spanish philosophy in exile. Articles are very short and limited in content, yet they will be useful for those wanting to have a general overview of a period or author, and for quick reference. Users should note the encyclopaedia is available in Spanish only.
This is the home page of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section (HPS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). The Section enables those interested in the history of psychology or in various philosophical aspects of the subject to share work and ideas. Details of events and publications of the Section are given here. The HPS publishes a journal 'History & Philosophy of Psychology', and the tables of contents are made available, as are subscription information and instructions for authors. A Resources section provides useful links to organizations, journals, archives, books, and museums relevant to the history and/or philosophy of psychology. This site would be of value to advanced students, researchers and teachers in the history of philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology.
This is an extensive and enjoyable resource outlining the history of psychology largely from a philosophical perspective, beginning with the Presocratics and continuing through to the late 20th century. The site is divided into four main sections covering different eras, and within each section can be found short discussions of a particular figure, movement, or event. Historical figures up until the 'pre-psychology' era are presented in terms of both their general views and any particular ideas they had regarding minds and human cognition. There are also, in each section, links to a great deal of subsidiary information in the form of primary source texts, literature and poetry, diagrams, and timelines, all of which combine to make this a true history of ideas. The webmaster is Dr C. George Boeree, a retired professor of psychology with a special interest in philosophy. The pages were originally designed for his students at Shippensburg University, and much of the content are geared towards the undergraduate level. The home page also allows access to a set of interactive quizzes and an e-text of the historical and philosophical background of psychology. The site would be of use to students seeking to further their knowledge on the subject and/or find out information on areas beyond the more conventional philosophy of psychology and mind topics.
This website presents a selection of excerpts from the manuscripts of Søren Kierkegaard dating between 1834 and 1855. The selection is based on an exhibition of 1996 displayed in Copenhagen at the Round Tower. The images are generally clear and easy to read (although, of course, the papers are in Danish and some familiarity with nineteenth-century handwriting is an advantage). The site itself has an English version, and is equipped with an index of manuscript titles and call marks, two essays on Kierkegaard, a selection of portraits, information on his contemporaries, and a chronology. The contemporaries section provides brief biographical notices and a selection of portraits. There are also photographs of old Copenhagen. This is a charming site which should be of use not just to the specialist but to a general reader who would like a sense of Kierkegaard and his times.
"Imagination, mental imagery, consciousness, cognition" is a website featuring a collection of the writings of Nigel J.T. Thomas. Most of the articles deal with issues in the field of philosophy of mind and consciousness, in particular mental imagery and imagination; there are also papers on other issues in the field of mind and consciousness, and a couple of pieces on the history of biochemistry. Also included on the site is a categorised list of annotated links to websites on related subjects. Comments on the work or additions to the links are invited through a discussion board. The resource is easy on the eye, and is simple to navigate.
'Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy' (ISSN: 1502-3923) came into being in 1958 and has since published articles on all areas of philosophy. The site includes instructions for authors, pricing details, and subscription information. It contains the table of contents of all issues published since 1958, many of which come with abstracts. A full-text sample issue is also available, although free user registration is required to view this. Articles featured include: 'Winch on moral dilemmas and moral modality'; 'Metaphysics and morality'; 'Rorty on religion and hope'; 'Foucault and ethical universality'; 'Modernity and morality in Habermas' discourse ethics'; and 'The perspectival nature of probability and inference'. The journal is published 6 times a year by Routledge and it is edited by Professor Wayne Martin of the University of Essex.
This is the website of the Institut des Traditions Textuelles. The institute conducts interdisciplinary research in philosophy, history, history of religion, and history of science in many languages, including Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopian, and Syriac. It was created in 1996 by bringing together four research units of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS): Histoire des doctrines de la fin de l'Antiquité et du Haut Moyen Âge; Centre d'études des religions du livre; Centre d'histoire des sciences et des philosophies Arabes et Médiévales; Laboratoire de médiévistique occidentale de Paris. The website provides only basic details for access to the institute and its library. A separate Web page is dedicated to the collection entitled 'Textes et traditions' published by Librairie philosophique J. Vrin. There is a list of titles already published, which leads through hyperlinks to each book's title page (including a scanned image), a brief abstract and / or the table of contents.
'The International Journal of Philosophical Studies' (ISSN: 1466-4542) is an academic journal which publishes articles in all areas of philosophy. It is published four times a year, and is edited by Maria Baghramian of University College Dublin. This website makes available the table of contents for all articles published since 1993; many of which come with abstracts. The full-text of a sample issue is also available, although this requires free user registration. Topics covered include: transcendental constraints and transcendental features; ethics, postmodernism and the Enlightenment spirit of modernity; logical knowledge; theoretical paradox and practical dilemma; knowledge and power in Plato's political thought; and the nature of transcendental arguments. Instructions for authors are also provided.
The Internet modern history sourcebook has been developed by Paul Halsall at Fordham University. This site forms part of a series of Internet sourcebooks covering different historical periods and themes. This sourcebook covers a wide range of topics from the Reformation up to the present and provides an extensive amount of information. The material provided is a mixture of documents hosted on the site and links to other sites. Brief annotations are available for some of the documents and introductions have been added to many of the sources hosted by the site. The emphasis of the site is the provision of primary sources; there is an interesting section on the study of history and the use of primary sources. The site is relatively easy to navigate with documents divided into sixty different categories which are further subdivided. Although a search engine specifically for the sourcebook is not available, fairly effective searches can be carried out using the Fordham University search engine.
This is the home page of Dr Jan Edward Garrett, a professor of philosophy at Western Kentucky University. It contains a variety of information, most notably a teaching section with reading lists, study questions, lecture notes, and syllabi for courses on introductory philosophy, ancient and modern philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, and international justice. Within each course section, there are links to relevant writings by Garrett himself and by other philosophers. Further writings by Garrett can be found in the Talks/Essays section, and the site also has a brief list of his published research. Another valuable aspect of the site is its extensive set of ethics links, which can be searched alphabetically or by topic. In addition, the home page contains a link to Garrett's Stoic Place site, which is a forum for the presentation and discussion of the history and ideas of stoicism. There is also a link to the Kentucky Philosophical Association (KPA).
This web page attempts to collate the bibliographic details of all journals devoted to eighteenth-century studies extant in the world. In practice, this amounts to over twenty publications in various languages covering most humanities disciplines. For each journal, the following information is given where available: the date of the journal's inception; the address at which it may be contacted; its current editors; its size, scope, and price; the frequency of its publication; the number of subscribers; the countries where it is distributed; the language(s) in which it is written; whether or not the journal includes book reviews; and an email and web page address. The website is written in both French and English, and is of obvious value to anyone wishing to publish an article on an eighteenth-century subject, or find a relevant journal in a particular field.
The website 'Medieval and Modern Thought Text Digitization Project' is the homepage of this database run by Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources. This ongoing project makes available digital versions of texts from the collections of Stanford Library and its partners. The main areas included at the time of review are: the medieval Church and its law and organisation; language, grammar and linguistics; reference works; and philosophy. Subjects covered range from Ambiguity and Anaphora to Theology and Trees. Many of the texts are lecture notes published in collaboration with Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). Others are editions of early works on the Church, and secondary works covering its development. Notable items include Matthew Paris' 'English History', in both English and Latin, and Roger Bacon's works in Latin. The expansion of the collection is likely to be governed by local research needs. The resource will be most useful for scholars and students researching in all the areas it covers, and will increase in value as the collections continue to develop. The archive of texts may be searched using a simple or advanced query, and the site includes a page of search tips for researchers. The collection may also be browsed by author, title or subject. Each record includes brief bibliographical information. The texts are available in full as PDF files, and may be viewed or downloaded. They are digitised in their original languages, which include: Latin; French; German; and English.
The Metaphysics of Science is the name of is a major three-year AHRC-funded project based in the UK, exploring how natural and obvious classifications can be fitted into a coherent and unified worldview. The project website has an overview of the project, its staff and researchers, aims and outcomes, and partners (the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, and Nottingham). There are details of five project workshops, most of the papers from a 2007 Birmingham conference titled 'Nature and its Classification: A Metaphysics of Science', and also details of the forthcoming conference 'Metaphysics of Science' to be held in September 2009. The website has many full-text papers, freely available for download as PDF files. These include: 'Natural Kinds: (Thick) Essentialism or Promiscuous Realism?'; 'Ayn Rand on Concepts'; 'Aristotle on the Ontological Basis of Zoological Classification'; and 'Natural kinds, Naturalistic Epistemology and Philosophical Method', among many others.
'Modern Interpretation of Ancient Logics' is a website maintained by Klaus Glashoff, a former professor of mathematics at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He created this website as part of his interest in investigating and interpreting systems of formal logic through the application of modern symbolic logic. The systems in question are: the ancient Greek logic of Aristotle (384-322 BCE); the medieaval Indian Buddhist logic of Dignaga (480-540); and the early modern logic of Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716). Each of the three logicians is introduced with a brief biography, followed by a series of papers by Glashoff in PDF. Most papers are in English though several are in German. The running theme throughout is the rewards and pitfalls of transcribing the various systems of logic into modern symbolic notation. This site would appeal to advanced students and researchers familiar with modern symbolic logic and with an interest in the history of logic or different logical systems.
This is currently one of the best internet resources in English on the great Andalusian mystic and philosopher Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240), also known as the Greatest of Spiritual Masters (Shaykh al-Akbar). The subjects covered include Ibn ‘Arabi’s works, theological and philosophical discussion of themes in his writings, later commentators, and the spread of his teachings. The Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society was founded in 1977, and is based in Oxford, with a branch in the United States, and has organised numerous events and publications relating the Ibn ‘Arabi not only addressed to an academic audience, but also a wider group of Ibn ‘Arabi enthusiasts and admirers of his teachings. Information about related events and publications are found here, as well as free podcasts of lectures. Many of the contributors to the website are Ibn ‘Arabi scholars well known in the West, such as Michel Chodkiewicz, William Chittick, Claude Addas and James Morris. These authors and others have contributed original essays and articles for this website, but reproductions of articles from books and journals can also be found here in very readable format. Unfortunately, there are hardly any articles that provide information on his background and historical context, as well as the negative reaction his teachings provoked in some quarters of the Muslim world. Also, works by Ibn ‘Arabi and his commentators are found only in translation, and not in their original languages.
This site provides access to the text of Nietzsche's essay On the Use and Abuse of History for Life, 1873. The essay has been translated from German into English by Ian Johnston of Malaspina University College in Canada. It was originally translated in September 1998 and revised in April 2000. This essay forms part of a larger collection of texts on a variety of topics (for example: history of science, works from Kafka, Homer, Bunyan and miscellaneous essays written by Ian Johnston). The site was mainly designed as a source of instructional material for Liberal Studies and English courses at Malaspina University College but is also useful for a wider audience. It is also possible to download the resource from the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) website (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS)).
David Chalmers, professor of philosophy at Australian National University, has compiled a simple, but useful, page listing contemporary philosophers who have made available their research papers online. The materials are organised into different sections, and headings include: philosophy of mind; philosophy of language; metaphysics; epistemology; philosophy of science; philosophy of logic; mathematics; philosophy of religion; applied ethics; philosophy of consciousness; value theory; and history of philosophy. There are also sections on Medieval philosophy; 17th and 18th century philosophy; Asian philosophy; Ancient Greek philosophy; and 19th and 20th century philosophy.
Philosophy Compass (ISSN 1747-9991) is an online scholarly journal which publishes original peer-reviewed surveys of research and other significant works from across the discipline. It fills a gap left by existing guides within the subject by focussing on the most up-to-date development in philosophy. The materials are organised according to Authors' names as well as the following themes: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Continental; Epistemology; Ethics; History of Philosophy; Legal and Political; Logic and Language; Metaphysics; Mind and Cognitive Science; Naturalistic Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; and Philosophy of Religion. While this is a subscription-based journal, free trials are available from this site, together with sample articles and abstracts of all materials published. The site also provides information about its editorial board and on how to subscribe to the journal. This resource is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing under the general editorship of Brian Weatherson of Cornell University.
Philosophy Pages is a useful reference source for students of Western philosophy. It is maintained by Garth Kemerling of Newbury College, USA. The site includes a dictionary of philosophical terms and names, which serves as a helpful guide to technical terms and personal names often encountered in the study of philosophy. It also features a narrative description of the historical development of Western philosophy. The site's other constituent elements are: a timeline for canonical figures in the history of Western philosophy; a summary treatment of the elementary principles of logic; a study guide for students of philosophy; and links to other philosophy resources on the Web. The site is well-designed and easily navigable via a simple menu which appears at the top of each page. Users can also download the entire site if they wish.
This is the website of the Plato Centre (formerly the Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition), which is part of the School of Classics at Trinity College Dublin and which aims to further the study of the history of Platonism (including Christian, Jewish, and Islamic Platonism). The site offers details of the Centre's undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Platonic studies, as well as giving information on Centre members and faculty (with details of their research and publications). The site also provides information on lectures, conferences, visiting scholars, and the activities of the Centre's members, as well as details of conferences held elsewhere on themes relating to the Centre's work. There is also a list of links to other relevant online resources of interest to those studying the Platonic tradition.
Politics, Philosophy, and Medieval Studies is a website compiled by John Kilcullen of Macquarie University, Australia. It offers introductory material on various aspects of political thought, philosophy, and intellectual history. These take the form of essays, lecture notes, reading guides, and other teaching materials, accompanied by copies of a few of the primary works under discussion (some of which are in the original Latin). The site covers a wide range of authors and topics, with section headings including: Australian Politics; Epistemology, Religion, Ethics and Political Philosophy; History of Political Thought; Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual History; William of Ockham as a Political Thinker; and Medieval Philosophy. This site is likely to be of interest to undergraduate students, and perhaps also to instructors searching for examples of content, structure, and teaching methodology.
The Radical Academy is a vast website that provides information on an array of subjects, as well as acting as a gateway to other sites. The emphasis in on philosophy, but politics and political theory, religion, education, and the sciences are all covered. From the Academy's home page one can connect to sections providing resources on a range of subjects, mostly related to philosophy, including: collections of essays by the Academy's president, Jonathan Dolhenty, and by Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001); a glossary of philosophical terms; and various sections on the history of philosophy and on individual philosophers, such as Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225-1274). The Resource Centers section offers substantial collections of links to off-site resources, categorised by subject area.
Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities to become actively involved with the site, in the form of blogs, forums, a guestbook, and a chance to ask the Academy a question. News, events, and other items of topical interest are also supplied. Some of the in-house resources suggest that for the most part the site is being pitched at a general or introductory level. The site makes use of frames. Because of the scale of the website and the presence of a considerable amount of advertising, the site is not at first glance easy to navigate, and individual pages are slow to load. The persistent explorer will, however, be rewarded with a potential wealth of information.
Scholasticon is an online research aid to scholars interested in the late scholasticism of the 16th to 18th centuries. The site, which is almost entirely in French, includes an introduction, a bibliography of recently-published works, and a guide to libraries. Probably the most extensive section of the site is an index of theologians and metaphysicians who might be considered late scholastics. Entries for each individual varies from a short paragraph through to a longer article with bibliography and, occasionally, a portrait image. The site also offers a collection of annotated links to online texts and other useful sites; unfortunately these are not particularly well maintained. The site makes use of frames, and seems to have been designed to be viewed using Internet Explorer: users of other browsers may encounter some slight display problems.
'Some Texts From Early Modern Philosophy' is a website created and maintained by the eminent scholar, Jonathan F. Bennett. Here he has taken key primary works of early modern philosophy and made them more accessible through slight modifications of the texts. These modifications include, for example: a basic updating of language; limiting convoluted syntax; numbering points; adding occasional bracketed commentary of his own; and the like. Among the texts Bennett includes are: Berkeley's 'Principles of Human Knowledge'; Descartes' 'Meditations on First Philosophy' and 'Discourse on the Method'; Hobbes' 'Leviathan'; Hume's 'Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' and 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion'; Kant's 'Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysic'; Locke's 'Essay Concerning Human Understanding'; and Mill's 'On Liberty'. This site should prove invaluable to students of early modern philosophy.
The Spanish journal 'Thémata' is an academic publication dedicated to philosophical discussions from an interdisciplinary standpoint. No particular school of thought is given prominence, and it includes book reviews, research notes, and articles by scholars from universities across the world. Although the main language of the journal is Spanish, topics of Spanish intellectual history and universal critical thought feature in equal measure. Published twice a year since 1984 by the universities of Murcia, Málaga, and Sevilla, the site offers the lists of contents for issues published until 2005. For issues published after this date, open full-text content can also be accessed. Besides articles and reviews, recent volumes tend to feature dedicated sections for the discussion of specific topics. These have included: nature and freedom; anthropological questions in debates within social and natural sciences; and human identity and corporeality.
'A Timeline of Western Philosophers' is a subsite of the Philosophy Pages designed by Garth Kemerling, and devoted to providing general information on Western philosophy for students at the introductory levels of the field. The timeline lists important thinkers, beginning in 600 BCE with the main Presocratic philosophers and running up to contemporary thinkers in recent times. Clicking on a name takes the user to the appropriate spot in Kemerling's philosophical dictionary, located elsewhere in the site, and provides information on the philosopher in question, and links to definitions of related ideas elsewhere in the dictionary. The timeline uses surnames only, and while the list is extensive it is not exhaustive. The length of dictionary entries varies according to the generally perceived importance of each figure. Major entries include images, short bibliographies for further reading and online retailer links for purchasing listed works. In general, this site should provide a quick reference and bibliographical resource for beginning students in philosophy. Users should, however, note that the site does not seem to have been updated since 2001 (at the time of review). The existing links are nevertheless still in good condition,
The University of Adelaide library ebooks website offers free access to the library's collection of over 1,200 Web books including the novels, plays and poems of writers as varied as George Gissing, Ovid, Henrik Ibsen, David Hume and W. B. Yeats. The strength of the collection lies in its selection of classical, European and English literature, but also includes classic works of philosophy, history, and science. The collection can be searched alphabetically or chronologically by author, alphabetically by title, or by theme. A short biography is given for most writers, plus links to relevant websites. There are also excellent links to other etext resources, collections, and archives, such as Project Gutenberg and the Oxford Text Archive.
The University of Liverpool's Philosophy Department has published this 'Subject Resources' website for the benefit of undergraduate students. It provides a number of introductory notes on important philosophers and summaries of key philosophical topics, all written by members of the faculty. There are PDF files covering the aesthetics of Kant and Schiller, and the political philosophies of Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Mill, Nozick, and Rawls. There is a multipart paper on emotivism, and an introduction to the philosophy of mind that covers dualism and behaviourism. Links pages are provided to other sites dealing with the philosophy of mind and early modern philosophy. Unfortunately, a number of these were not in operation at the time this record was reviewed.
The Miniature Library of Philosophy website provides a large collection of primary source readings which together trace the history of the modern intellectual climate, beginning with Galilei Galileo (1564-1642) and ending with contemporary post-modern theory. While ostensibly the history of modern western philosophy is the main linking theme between the texts chosen, there is a strong bias towards Marxism and socialism, which is not surprising given that this collection is part of the vast Marxist Internet Archive. Other topics covered include the philosophy of mathematics, psychology, science, epistemology, social science, existentialism, and phenomenology, and post-structuralism. The readings are indexed by theme, and alphabetically by author, and a site search facility can be found at the bottom of the home page. A broad spread of philosophical topics is addressed, and there are links to biographical information on some of the philosophers, along with analysis and a glossary. Also available is a set of links to other pages of interest, including resources on ethics, politics, feminism, Marxism, and Hegel. While the site uses frames, a no-frames version is provided. This site was compiled by Andy Blunden, an independent scholar from Australia. It would be of use to students and researchers looking for key texts in the history of western philosophy.
The Women Philosophers website is an online project which aims to draw attention to female philosophers from ancient times through to the 20th century. The site is arranged in chronological sections, each of which provides a list of key figures. For each philosopher listed, a brief biography is given; where appropriate, this is accompanied by information about her historical context. Links are provided to relevant material elsewhere online, including electronic versions of philosophers' works, where these are available. The site provides a useful overview of the history of philosophy by women.
This website describes the special collections at Dundee University Library. Consisting of collections of books and papers loaned or donated to the University, the library special collections are particularly strong in art history, local and diocesan history, theology, the work of poet Allan Ramsay and Scottish philosophy of the 18th and 19th centuries. The website describes access arrangements.