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.
The homepage of Andy Miah is a portal to an extensive range of Miah's thinking on the topics of ethics of biotechology and new technologies, specifically in relation their use in human augmentation. His website contains around 50 free full-text PDF papers and book chapters on such topics. Sample titles are: 'Justifying Human Enhancement: The Accumulation of Biocultural Capital'; 'Ethical Considerations of Human Performance Optimisation'; and 'Genetic Tests for Ability?: Talent Identification and the Value of an Open Future', among others. The author also maintains active weblogs on: Posthumanism; the medicalisation 'panic' around internet and videogame users; and bioethics in sports.
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.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) Newsletter Web page offers online versions of several newsletters published by the organisation. Titles of regular newsletters (typically published twice a year) include: Philosophy and Computers; Feminism and Philosophy; Philosophy and the Law; Philosophy and Medicine; and Teaching Philosophy. Other topics are covered on a more intermittent basis, including a number of publications devoted to the experience of members of a range of ethnic groups (for example: Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies; The Black Experience; and Hispanic/Latino Issues). Each newsletter offers a collection of articles, and may also include book reviews and other material. The archive covers the period from 1995 to the present. The more recent editions are available in both HTML and PDF versions; the older ones are in HTML only.
Aporia is an online undergraduate philosophy journal based at Brigham Young University in Utah, USA. All articles are written by undergraduates, and the staff of the journal consists of BYU philosophy students. Submissions are subject to a peer review process, and the journal also invites critical notices - brief pieces criticising papers which appear in the journal. The journal has appeared twice yearly since 2002, and covers a wide range of philosophy topics. Recent article titles have included: 'The Value of Unrealized Possibilities'; 'Exclusivism in Hick's Pluralistic Hypothesis'; and 'Can the Emergent Self Reemerge?'.
The Catalan journal 'Ars Brevis' is dedicated to philosophical, anthropological and ethical studies from an interdisciplinary approach. The resource will be of interest to all those who approach philosophy and critical theory from a social and historical standpoint, yet the user should note most articles are published in Catalan. However, although the main language of the journal is Catalan, there are also a few articles in English and Spanish. The digital repository of Open-Access Catalan Journals (RACO) has made available the digital version of the journal, which was first published in 1995. At the time of review, all full-text articles can be accessed here up until 2007. Some topics covered by the journal have been: authority with ambiguity in Kierkegaard and Unamuno's authorship; a phenomenology of 'social facts'; philosophy and religion in German idealism; and African critical philosophy.
'Atlas Shrugged' is a free website providing materials for the study of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel of the same name. Published by the Ayn Rand Institute, this website provides an accessible study-guide to an influential novel that has sold six million copies and continues to sell 185,000 copies each year. The website is best used after a full reading of the novel, since it contains numerous 'plot spoilers'. The website contains a 'History of Atlas Shrugged', audio commentaries and recordings, a chapter-by-chapter video examination of the themes and ideas to be found in the novel, a full profile of Rand and her works, and links to a handful of selected external websites.
The Ayn Rand Society (ARS) is "a professional society affiliated with the American Philosophical Association. ... Its aim is to foster the scholarly study by philosophers of the philosophical thought and writings of Ayn Rand." The ARS webpage has details of the ARS Steering Committee, past and current programmes, and details of obtaining membership - the ARS is only open to members of the American Philosophical Association. The ARS website has a reliable full-text essay, titled 'Ayn Rand and Objectivism: an overview', and a short selected biblilography of works by Ayn Rand. The ARS was established in 1987, and it will be a useful contact point for British scholars seeking to contact those working in U.S. universities on aspects of Rand's philosophy, her novels, and her ideas on art.
This is the home page of philosopher Barry Smith, editor of The Monist and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. It is primarily a forum for the presentation of many of his works, sole and jointly authored, on various ontological topics. Papers are divided into a number of useful sub-categories: formal ontology; ontology development; biomedical ontology; biomedical terminology; geospatial ontology; social ontology; and cognitive ontology. Smith is a prolific philosopher, and there is a wealth of material on this site. Some of the papers are in PDF format. Also available are links to related sites of interest, including the Ontology Research Group, of which Smith is a Director, and Smith's curriculum vitae and complete bibliography, plus a set of links to recent and upcoming events and seminars at which Smith is speaking. This website would be of interest to advanced students and researchers of theoretical and applied ontology.
The Big Ideas website provides information about a series of open events, mostly held in pubs in London. These aim to provide a forum for thoughtful discussion of interesting subjects: events typically begin with a question (usually broadly philosophical in nature, but sometimes also covering issues of public policy, the arts, and a range of other topics) and a very brief informal talk from someone with relevant expertise. The remainder of the evening is devoted to free, unstructured discussion between all who wish to participate. Details are also given of the parallel Big Picture events series: film screenings followed by discussion. The site also features a number of blogs by members of the team which facilitates Big Ideas events.
Contretemps is an electronic journal of philosophy (ISSN: 1443-7619) supported by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Tending towards the post-Heideggerian tradition that has dominated recent European philosophy and theory, Contretemps can boast work by some of the biggest names in contemporary thought. Giles Deleuze is a contributor, as are Andrew Benjamin and Ernesto Laclau. Contretemps thus comfortably switches from writing on the German poet Paul Celan to pieces on globalisation and capitalism. Individuals who are featured include: Derrida; Simon Critchley; Max Horkheimer; Kant; Pier Paolo Pasolini; Bataille; Luce Irigaray; Heidegger; Aristotle; and Levinas. With its impressive stable of writers, Contretemps will be of interest to anyone working in literature, theory or philosophy. At the time this record was reviewed, the site does not, however, seem to have been updated since 2006.
Cosmos and History (ISSN 1832-9101) is a recent peer-reviewed, open-access journal of natural and social philosophy. Its focus is on what it perceives as the otherwise marginalised discussion of humankind's place as social, political and cultural entities within the cosmos. The range of topics thus covered is broad, from archaeology and economics, through to ethics, critical theory, and psychoanalysis. Thinkers discussed include: Georg Hegel (1770-1831); Martin Heidegger (1889-1976); and Alain Badiou (1937-), to whom an entire issue is devoted. The journal is open to the work of philosophically-inclined writers from all disciplines, although potential contributors should look in the 'About' section under Policies to check for subject-specific special issues that may be coming up. Full-text articles for all extant issues are available in PDF format, and a search facility is provided. The Register section gives the opportunity receive email alerts of new issues, or to participate in the peer-review process.
This is the home page of CrossCurrents, a magazine sponsored by the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life. Articles therein come from the interfaith community and these deal with a vast array of socio-religious issues relating to life in the postmodern era. The site publishes the tables of contents of all issues. It further makes available without charge a number of full-text articles taken from previous and current issues, as well as special collections of articles organised under themes like 'Religion and Violence'; 'Nature as Thou'; 'Returning to Scripture'; 'Education of the Heart'; and 'Sophia's Sisters'. The magazine's submission policy and an online forum that enables readers to register their reaction to issues raised on the site are also available.
Cultura is a Romanian-based international journal devoted to philosophy of culture and axiology (the study of value). It aims to promote the exploration of both ethical and aesthetic values in regional and international contexts. The journal publishes articles in several European languages, though in practice the majority of works are in English. Author guidelines are provided. Recent article titles include: 'Mass Media and European Cultural Citizenship'; 'The Concept of Ruin and the Ruin of Concepts'; and 'Axiological Reflections about Don Quijote'. Cultura has appeared twice yearly since 2005.
This is the home page of the CyberPhilosophy Journal (CPJ) hosted by the University College of the Cariboo. This online resource is geared specifically towards students and aims to involve them in the exchange and discussion of philosophical ideas, with a particular emphasis on educational, informational and recreational technology. This involves discussing how recent technology relates to notions of an "online self", artificial communities, gender issues, online democracy and similar issues. The site does not, however, seem to have been updated since 2001. It nevertheless still allows access to all articles, essays, article reviews and website reviews published between 1998 to 2001. A search engine is available.
The home page of David Chalmers, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University, offers full-text versions of many of his own articles, plus a range of other resources. The papers cover consciousness, meaning and modality, and artificial intelligence, and other related topics: the works are usefully grouped under different subject headings, and are introduced, with a pithy summary, by Chalmers himself. Additionally, there are links to places on the Web where his work is discussed, plus Chalmers' replies to the criticisms raised. No less useful are Chalmers' guides to other resources: these include MindPapers, a bibliography of over 18,000 works in the philosophy of mind, plus extensive lists of links to freely available papers on consciousness, to the Web pages of individual philosophers whose work may be found online, and to other relevant Web resources. On a lighter note, there is also a philosophical humour section. The site is easily navigable and clearly presented, and is an extremely valuable resource for all working in philosophy of mind and allied fields.
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.
'Diotima: A Philosophical Review' is an online philosophical journal that is published biannually by the Department of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross at Worcester, Massachusetts. The journal contains essays, reviews, poems, and dialogues on an extensive range of topics. The subject content is predominantly quite general in nature and is thus designed to be of interest to the educated non-specialist. This homepage contains the full contents of two issues, one published in 2000, the other in 2001. Unfortunately the site does not seem to have been updated since 2001. Hence although it has also included a number of links (e.g. to events and other journals and resources on philosophy), a number of these can no longer be accessed.
Dogma is an electronic journal that publishes articles and reviews in the areas of philosophy, psychoanalysis, critical theory, political theory, aesthetics, and sociology. Most of the articles appear here in French, but there is also some material in English and German. All articles are fully downloadable and freely available. In addition to the papers, there is a broad selection of reviews of recent publications in the aforementioned fields. There is also an extensive bibliography of a selection of contemporary authors, as well as a sophisticated search facility. In sum, this is a very well-designed, user-friendly Web resource that offers a substantial range of high quality material.
E-pisteme is a postgraduate ejournal based at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University. It aims to provide a platform for early career academics, publishing peer-reviewed articles by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The journal is interdisciplinary in nature, and describes itself as 'seeking to challenge traditionally defined ways of thinking and conducting research'. The themes for the first two issues were 'Voices' and 'Boundaries', and featured articles on widely varying topics, including: the voice in rap; the impact of English as the international language of scientific publication; voice in the history of psychoanalysis; the influence of English on modern Polish; and Marilyn Monroe's screen presence in The Misfits. All papers are freely available. Submission guidelines for prospective authors are also provided.
Edge is a web magazine and email list emanating from the Reality Club, which is a group of self-styled intellectuals concerned with topical issues of scientific, philosophical, and cultural resonance. In particular, the magazine recognises scientists as a part of the intellectual community. There is hence a heavy bias in the magazine towards the sciences, especially the public presentation of advancements and controversies in physics, evolutionary biology, and neurophysiology. In 2010, the focus is on how the Internet is changing the way people think.
The site is at first glance puzzling to navigate, as the purpose of separate sections is not transparent, and parts of the site are duplicated in different sections. The current edition of the magazine can be read from the home page, and consists primarily of recent articles drawn from other sources, while past feature articles can be found in the "Features" section, and past editions in their entirety can be found indexed and archived in the "Edge Editions" section. Instructions for subscribing and receiving Edge by email are given. The "Reality Club" section of the site consists in transcripts of talks and responses from the club's members. The "Third Culture" section presents a history of the thinking behind Edge and the Reality Club, and a link to biographies of some its important figures and contributors, whereas the "Digerati" section offers hagiographies of a group of people cast as the elite of the cyberspace communications revolution. A search facility for the whole site is provided.
There is more than a hint of self-congratulation to be found on this site, with respect to its apparent cutting-edge status, nevertheless the fact remains that important thinkers contribute to and are discussed here, and it would be of interest to anyone seeking to monitor the current climate of science and humanities journalism.
This website describes an AHRC-funded research project aiming to "enrich interdisciplinary emotion research by drawing on current work in psychiatry". Emotion and feeling have long of interest to philosophers and psychologists, but work psychiatry suggests several areas that have been neglected. Likewise, psychiatrists stand to benefit from the "analytic tools, concepts, methods and empirical data" developed by philosophers and psychologists. The project aims to hold a number of interdisciplinary workshops and a conference, details of which are available here.
This is the website for the online journal 'Film Philosophy' (ISSN 1466-4615) and its JISCmail discussion list, email@example.com, both of which promote "a philosophical view of cinema and film studies" and combine "original review-articles with immediate email response and argument". A substantial resource for both students and researchers interested in Film Studies, philosophical aesthetics and world cinema, 'Film Philosophy' offers scholarly articles, a discussion forum and a gateway to the best of the Web for Film and Cultural Studies in general. The scope of the site is vast. Topics for discussion within the site's journal and email list have included the work of individual filmmakers and critics such as: Jean Baudrillard; Jacques Derrida; Laura Mulvey; Slavoj Zizek; Gilles Deleuze; David Lynch; Lars von Trier; Wim Wenders; Ken Loach; as well as broader consideration of French cinema; German cinema; postmodern cinema; horror; the avant-garde; documentary, and so on. Post-modernist and post-structuralist thinking and references abound, but there are also nods to Plato (428-347 BCE), Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), Marxism, and psychoanalysis, to name but a few. The site consists of three main sections: a journal with film and book reviews, and articles; a 'salon' or email list (which also includes the journal texts and responses to them); and a portal containing news of events and publications, and extensive links to other philosophy and cinema-related sites. The complete archive contents of the journal and the salon are freely and openly available. Instructions for joining the discussion list or receiving the digest version, and for contributing book reviews and articles, are given. This site would be of interest to students and researchers in aesthetics, cultural studies, or film theory, or to the philosophically-minded film-buff in search of an intellectual perspective on the medium.
This online bibliography of the published works of postcolonial critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942- ), compiled by Eddie Yeghiayan, comprises a fairly exhaustive year-by-year listing (albeit only up to 2000 at the time of reviewing). Spivak, who has described herself as a Marxist, deconstructionist and feminist, made her reputation with a translation of, and preface to, Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology. Her famous essay, "Can the subaltern speak?" (1988) is an example of her self-reflexive interrogation of the ethics of postcolonial critique. Hosted by the Critical Theory Institute at University of California, Irvine, the resource was established to complement Spivak's lectures for the Wellek library lecture series in 2000. Yeghiayan's bibliography also lists reviews of Spivak's books, as well as critical references to Spivak and her work.
'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.
Inter-Disciplinary.Net's Evil hub (including material from what was previously known as the Wickedness.Net project) is an online resource for exploring the darker side of human nature. The hub is home to a number of discrete projects: Perspectives on evil; Evil, law and the state; Fear, horror and terror; Monsters and the monstrous; Evil, women and the feminine; Villains and villainy; and Magic and the supernatural. Project archives are available for each of these, plus details of past and forthcoming conferences and other project activities. Ebooks of a number of volumes of conference proceedings are also available via the Publishing section of the parent site. The projects bring together academics from a range of disciplines, including: criminology; cultural history; theology; genocide studies; philosophy; and war studies. The site is likely to be of interest to anyone whose research touches upon questions of wickedness or evil in a historical or contemporary context.
Inter-Disciplinary.Net's Persons hub is an online resource for exploring what it means to be a person, and how persons stand in relation to one another. The hub is home to a number of discrete (and quite diverse) projects: Forgiveness; Hope; The Patient; Ethics in Everyday Life; Persons, Intimacy and Love; and Persons and Animals. Project archives are available for each of these (though at time of review some of these were still under construction), plus details of past and forthcoming conferences and other project activities. The projects bring together academics from a range of disciplines, including: metaphysics; social and medical ethics; and philosophy of love and sex.
Inter-Disciplinary.Net's Transformations hub is an online resource for exploring aspects of human nature that are in flux. The hub is home to a number of discrete (and quite diverse) projects: Ethics and Public Life; Culture, Politics, Aesthetics; Intellectuals, Knowledge, Power; Sexualities; The Erotic; and Good Sex, Bad Sex: Sex Law, Crime, and Ethics. Project archives are available for each of these (though at time of review, in some cases these were still under construction), plus details of past and forthcoming conferences and other project activities. The projects bring together academics from a range of disciplines, including: ethics; political philosophy; philosophy of love and sex; and cultural studies.
This is the home page of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL), an organisation established in the mid-1970s to bring together scholars from around the world who are interested in the intersection between philosophy and literature. This site informs visitors of works published by the Association, and of previous and forthcoming conferences organised by them. The site includes a directory of graduate programmes in the relevant fields. Also provided are: a photo gallery and membership information. The association is directed by Hugh Silverman, a professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University.
'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 online Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (ISSN: 1530-5228) is concerned with intersections between secular culture and religion, utilising the latest methodologies in theory and theology. With the recent coincidence between Continental philosophy and theology - particularly in the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin - the field of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory is at the centre of current debates surrounding ethics, responsibility, subjectivity and indeterminacy. Phenomenology and deconstruction, then, are frequently the basis of discussion in the journal. There are even interviews with major post-modern thinkers who tarry with theology, such as Derrida, Mark C. Taylor and Jean-Luc Marion. The journal will be of interest to anyone working in theology, literature or theory.
This is the homepage of the Journal of Philosophy, Science and Law. Sponsored jointly by the University of Miami and the Georgia Institute of Technology, this peer-reviewed journal is edited by Dr Jason Borenstein and focuses on issues at the intersection between applied philosophy, science and the law. Works published to date include: 'Conflicts of interest in scientific research related to regulation or litigation'; 'Taking ourselves seriously: the relevance of Dworkinian principlism in genetic research'; 'Truth in legal practice'; 'Life, death, and politics: the long good-bye'; 'Preserving futility in young cancer patients: a medical, ethical and legal challenge'; and 'A biotechnology patent pool: an idea whose time has come?'. This website contains the journal's submission policy and allows free access to a selection of articles published since 2001.
Krisis is a Dutch open access peer-reviewed journal for contemporary philosophy. It provides an arena for the discussion of issues in social and political philosophy, cultural theory, the philosophy of science and technology, and empirical philosophy. Titles of recent articles include: 'Seeds of the Future. "Presence" of the Past in Relation to Ethnic Violence'; 'Sociology and Science. A Short Controversy Study About Rembrandt's Painting'; and 'Power and Powerlessness of Human Rights'. Krisis has existed in print form since 1981, but was relaunched as an online publication in 2008. It began life as an exclusively Dutch-language work, but recent issues also include articles in English.
Kritike is an open access online philosophy journal. Based in the Philippines, it has a broad remit, covering all philosophical topics, but with a particular focus on analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, and East-West comparative philosophy. Interdisciplinary contributions are also encouraged. In addition to articles (which are peer-reviewed), the journal also accepts creative works (e.g. fiction or poetry) with strong philosophical content. Guidelines for potential contributors are provided. The journal has been published twice yearly since 2007.
Leiter Reports is a philosophy blog. It offers subject news, posts on the academic profession and on academic freedom (particularly as these relate to the discipline), and philosophical discussion pieces. Mostly the work of professor of law and philosophy Brian Leiter, the blog also features occasional contributions by other writers. It is frequently updated, and the more substantial posts often lead to vigorous discussion. The topics covered are varied, and not limited to any particular area of philosophy, though unsurprisingly there is perhaps some preference for Leiter's own research interests. Links are provided to related Web resources and other blogs, including some to which Leiter also contributes. An interesting and useful resource for those working in academic philosophy.
This website contains an annotated bibliography of the works of the philosopher Manuel DeLanda. Born in 1952 in Mexico City, DeLanda is the author of books such as 'War in the Age of Intelligent Machines' (1991), and 'Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy' (2002). The bibliography is arranged chronologically covering works like books; articles; essays; conference papers; interviews; lectures; and chapters in books. The bibliography, compiled by Dr Tom Tyler of Oxford Brookes University, refers to both printed and online sources. Coverage spans from the early 1980s to the present. The website is up-to-date and navigation is straightforward.
The Zen Journal is an online full-text journal, hosted by the Maria Kannon Zen Center, a non-profit organisation 'which offers a setting for people of various backgrounds and faith traditions to practice Zen'. The journal is likely to be of interest to researchers beginning the study of religion and philosophy and those considering the role of philosophical disciplines today, as the articles are aimed at understanding the ways of Zen and applying them in the context of the modern world. Recent articles include a four part series on The Four Bodhisattva Vows, by Ruben L. F. Habito, Practising Zen in Iraq, by Sheila Provencher, and Our Undivided Way by Flint Sparks. Issues of the journal going back to 1996 are available as PDF files.
The website 'Media Resources Center: Online Media Collections' contains audio and video files from the archives of the UC Berkeley, Moffit Library. The material is organised in severla categories: UC Berkeley Library Social Activism Sound Recording Project; City Arts and Lectures; Webcasting archive; and online media resources outside UC Berkeley. Highlights of the collections include interviews and lectures by famous critics, authors and cultural historians, including Aldous Huxley, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Michel Foucault, Noam Chomsky, Umberto Eco and Claude Lévi-Strauss. There are also poetry readings by Robert Creeley, Czeslaw Milosz and Robert Frost. The earliest recording is a lecture by Dr J. Robert Oppenheimer on atomic energy delivered in 1946. The site's audio files are quickly downloadable in RealAudio and StreamWorks (MPEG) formats. Some of the video files are only available for UC Berkeley staff and students. A search button enables quick access to desired data. The site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox browser.
MindPapers is an extensive and well-categorised online bibliography of books and papers covering modern philosophy of mind and related topics. It is compiled by David Chalmers and David Bourget of the Australian National University, and forms part of PhilPapers - a vast directory of online material by academic philosophers. The bibliography has around 30,000 entries. The references are divided into eight main sections: philosophy of consciousness; intentionality; perception; metaphysics of mind; miscellaneous philosophy of mind; philosophy of artificial intelligence; philosophy of cognitive science; and science of consciousness. Each of these sections is sub-divided into further categories, making it a simple job to track down references on a particular subject. The site is easy to navigate, with search facilities provided, and where possible entries are linked to online versions of the papers (although users should note that some online journals linked to are not accessible by non-subscribers). It is a valuable resource for all researchers in mind and related fields.
This Web page on the website of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute gives free and open access to a 50 year digital archive of the journal 'Modern Age', one of the leading journals in post-1945 political philosophy. Journal issues are in full-text form, and may be downloaded as PDF files. 'Modern Age' is described as... "the principal quarterly of the intellectual Right", and its online archives date back to 1957. This will be a useful resource for historians of politics, especially in the English-speaking world. There appears to be no keyword search option, but using Google to search for: keyword site:www.isi.org/journals/archive/ will serve the same function.
The home page of philosopher and transhumanist Nick Bostrom offers online versions of a wide range of his papers. Bostrom, who is the Director of the University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, has written extensively on: transhumanism (the movement which supports the use of technology to overcome limitations of the human condition); ethics and policy; ethical questions relating to technology; philosophy of science; probability; and a variety of other topics. His website offers both scholarly and popular papers. Bostrom is often a controversial author (for example, some of his best known works are those promoting the simulation hypothesis, which argues that it is probable that we are living in a computer simulation), but also a fascinating and accessible one, making this an interesting and valuable resource for all with an interest in this area of philosophy.
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.
PEA Soup is a multi-contributor philosophy blog. The chief subject matter is ethics, although this is interpreted broadly, and in addition to covering applied and theoretical ethics and metaethics, also includes allied areas such as political philosophy, philosophy of action, and personal identity. Posts on other philosophical topics appear from time to time. Additionally, the blog has a secondary focus on academic life, and thus includes subject-related news announcements (calls for papers, conference details, links to new online resources, and so forth) and posts on matters of interest to those involved in philosophical research or teaching at university level. Boasting several dozen contributors (including some eminent ethicists), the blog is updated regularly, and discussion in the comments (in which readers are encouraged to participate) is often lively. One of the foremost ethics blogs on the Web.
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences is a website from the University of Central Florida's Department of Philosophy, offering a wealth of information and resources that bear on the connections between these two disciplines. Classic and recent or in-progress texts can be found via the Research Papers and the Bibliographical Resources sections. There are several pages of links, covering topics including: neurophenomenology; phenomenology; cognitive science; teaching resources; bibliographies of significant phenomenologists and cognitive scientists; and announcements of related conferences and events (although unfortunately these lists do not seem to be updated particularly frequently, and there are some broken links). The site also offers information on the related International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, including their previous and upcoming colloquia and projects, and on the journal Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences. Many of the people connected with the International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences are outstanding in their field, and this site would be of use to anyone researching or otherwise wishing to explore this area.
The website Philosophers of the Arabs, a project of the Egyptian Philosophical Society, introduces modern Arab thought and philosophy and aims to facilitate dialogue between Arab philosophy and philosophy more generally. It is aimed at specialists in the Arab world and beyond, but contains much content that will be of interest to non-specialists as well. The site is organised into five main categories: philosophers; research; discourse; news; and services. It is available in both English and Arabic, with some differences in content.
The philosophers section includes brief biographies of modern (19th- and 20th-century) Arab philosophers; a list of contemporary philosophers; as well as lists of important professors, non-Arab Muslim philosophers and Orientalists. The research section lists recent publications on both Arab philosophy and non-Arab philosophy. The English version of the site provides links to many of the publications in Western languages and reviews of some of the publications in Arabic, while the Arabic version provides links to publications in Arabic as well. Also of interest will be the services section, which provides links to websites related to Arab and Islamic philosophy as well as information on publications and research centres. Although the site was still in development at the time of review, it already contains much information that will be of interest to students and researchers interested in the philosophy or history of the Arab world.
This site is a collection of 150 essays, about various topics in current philosophy. The main topics are: philosophy of science, cognitive science, aesthetics, philosophy of economics, and philosophy of psychology. The essays tend to be quite short but, in many cases, serve as a useful introduction to various topics. Essays on "Mind and Artificial Intelligence", for example, cover Searle's Chinese Room argument, and Turing Machines.The site consists of a series of links to the articles, which are organised by area of philosophy, and accessing the material is therefore quite straightforward. There are also links to other useful sites.
The Philosophy Bibliographic Resource is a website created by Eddie Yeghiayan at the University of California, Irvine. It offers bibliographies of various 20th century philosophers, including many who were invited to give papers at the University between 1987 and 1998. Abstracts of some of the papers are also included in a separate list. The site covers a wide range of sub-disciplines within philosophy, including details of the work of thinkers including: Daniel Dennett; W. V. O. Quine; J. L. Austin; Philippa Foot; D. H. Mellor; and D. Z. Phillips. The site's presentation is sparse, but clear. Users should note, however, that the resource has not been updated since 2003, so more recent publications will not be included.
Philosophy Now is an online magazine, based on the print publication of the same name, founded in 1991 and sold from news-stands and bookshops worldwide. The website offers free access to numerous articles, interviews, and reviews, although a subscription is required to view all items. Also included are a discussion forum, links page, columns, and a number of philosophy events calendars. Like the print magazine, the site is aimed first of all at the general intelligent public, with the intention of introducing those new to the subject to the best that modern philosophy has to offer. However, as the articles it contains are original pieces of philosophy composed by leaders in their fields, it also attracts, like the print magazine, a sizeable audience of philosophy academics and postgraduate students.
'Philosophy of Computer Games' is a website that was part of a major conference series on the topic, held at the University of Copenhagen in 2005, in Italy in 2007, and at Postdam in 2008. The website has all the details one would expect to find on the website of a major conference series. Proceedings are not available on the website, but there are are substantial abstracts of the papers presented in 2008, and biographies of speakers, which forms a useful free online resource. These can be found in the section titled "Abstracts / Bios". There is also an external Web link to external Web pages for the earlier conferences. The 2007 website - if one follows the chain of links for long enough - has abstracts and a free video archive of that conference. It is to be expected that there will be similar links to a dedicated website for the May 2008 conference, in time. This will be a useful starting point for those considering the philosophical implications of interactive computer-based experiences, and seeking fellow researchers on the subject.
Philosophy of Management (formerly Reason in Practice) is a refereed journal which concentrates on philosophical issues of management in theory and practice. It is published three times a year. This home page contains the tables of contents, abstracts and the profiles of their contributors. Papers published include the following: 'Philosophy as a base for management: an Aristotelian integrative proposal'; 'The moral ambiguity of job qualifications'; 'Constituting business ethics: a metatheoretical exploration'; 'Global warming, justice and future generations'; and 'The misappropriation of MacIntyre'. The website also gives access to subscription details, instructions for submitting articles and information on conferences and other events. At the time this record was reviewed in May 2010, some parts of the site do not seem to have been updated for a number of years. There was nevertheless a pledge made on the website that plans are under way to update and rebuild the site very soon.
Philosophy of Sport is an online resource guide written by Dr Mike McNamee, a former president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and now of the University of Gloucestershire. Discussions or resources are offered under the following headings: Body of knowledge; The fields of philosophy and their application; East and west: the traditions of philosophy; Methodology; Relationship to practice; Key texts; Guide to journals and periodicals; Annotated guide to Internet resources; and Other resources. The guide is presented as a PDF document. This website forms part of the Higher Education Academy's Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network.
This is the website of the Principia Cybernetica Project (PCP) - an international collaborative project which seeks to develop a philosophy based on the principles of evolutionary cybernetics. Key concepts associated with the Project include: Metasystem Transition Theory; knowledge as a model; actions as ontological primitives; evolution through variation and selection; and control as the basic mode of organization in complex systems. The Project's website is divided into a number of broad sections. Cross-references and hyperlinks to ongoing discussion are notable throughout the site. The sections are: Introduction to Principia Cybernetica; Metasystem Transition Theory; Project Organization; PCP Research on Intelligent Webs; and reference material. The largest section relates to metasystem transition theory and contains the core documents and discussion of the Project including sub-sections on epistemology, language, metaphysics, principles of systems, evolutionary theory and history, cybernetics, ethics, and the future of humanity. With the reference section, the site includes an electronic library. The project is supported by a number of contributors, overseen by an editorial board.
Philosopher A. C. Grayling's Web page offers a selection of his writings, both academic and popular. Grayling has written on metaphysics, epistemology, and logic, and is also a fervent supporter of the secularisation of society; pieces on all these subjects appear on the site. He regularly writes columns for national newspapers, and the text of or links to some of his recent offerings are provided. Additionally, the site provides an overview of Grayling's career, a statement of his academic interests, and a list of his full-length publications. Grayling is a strongly opinionated author, and sometimes a controversial one, and although his style may not be to everyone's taste, there is much thought provoking material here.
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.
Responses to the Holocaust : A Hypermedia Sourcebook is one of the few websites that explicitly addresses the intellectual impact of the Holocaust. It is basically a defunct site, having not been updated since 1995 and thus there are a number of broken links; nonetheless, its content is unusual and significant enough to merit scholarly attention and it should prove a fertile starting point especially for undergraduate and graduate students. Fields covered by the site include literature, literary criticism and film. There are essays here on films which explore the legacy of the Holocaust. Literary criticism, following Theodor Adorno, questions the ability of literature to 'represent' extreme events whose nature lies outside the realm of aesthetic or even basic linguistic expression. At the same time, philosophers such as Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas and Jean François Lyotard have all taken the Holocaust as a starting point for their ideas, notably in terms of individual responsibility and of Postmodern Philosophy. From this, the site takes us to a paper on the second generation melancholia of Art Spiegelman's MAUS. But by far the most intriguing and least explored of these influences, however, lies in the realm of Information Technology. There is a good essay here by Robert Leventhal which posts pictures of the Hollerith machine, an early computing prototype which was used by the Nazis to process victims' information and was produced by a subsidiary of IBM. Leventhal presents the actual machinery and technical expertise – whether in terms of computing, engineering, science or medicine – which ensured the practical implementation Holocaust, and points to pressing and increasingly relevant questions on the institutionalized intermingling of information, science, technology and the state. The fact that many of the legacies of the Holocaust have become banal and unrecognised aspects of daily life testifies to this genocide's impact on modern culture, but also to its position as a breaking point not merely in Western, but in world, consciousness.
This website concentrates on works by and on the renowned philosopher Roberto Mangabeira Unger. These include: excerpts from and reviews of his books; the full-text of articles by and on Unger; his writings on themes like world politics, architecture and city planning; and a bibliography of his books written in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The site also contains biographical articles; links to relevant websites; and a guestbook. This resource is maintained by James DeRossitt of the University of Texas at Austin.
The Saint Anselm Philosophy Podcasts Web page provides access to recordings of lectures and other events sponsored by the Philosophy Department or the Philosophy Club of Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire. The podcasts are varied in subject matter, although a significant proportion of them deal with topics in the philosophy of religion. Thinkers from classical, medieval, and modern philosophy are covered, and the selection also includes a series of interviews with members of the Philosophy Department entitled 'Meet the Philosophers'. The podcasts can be downloaded from the site (although the interface is not particularly sophisticated), and there are also instructions for subscribing to the series via iTunes or an RSS feed reader.
The personal website of Simon Blackburn, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, consists of a number of full text articles, teaching materials, a bibliography, and a brief biography. Of the teaching materials, the lengthy discussion notes from Blackburn's lecture courses on Hume's moral philosophy and his Dialogues on Natural Religion will be of particular interest to students. The full text articles, many of which are unpublished, include papers covering topics in: analytic philosophy; ethics; religion; and quasi-realism. Some of these require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Also available, as HTML files, are previously published reviews of books by, or on, a number of major figures of modern thought, including: Eco; Dawkins; Kant; Nussbaum; Polkinghorne; and Rorty. Links are provided to descriptions of, and in some cases excerpts from, a selection of Blackburn's own books, although at time of cataloguing some of these links are inactive.
This is the website of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center (SPPC) based at Bowling Green State University, USA. Established in 1981, the centre studies public policy issues from a philosophical perspective. In so doing, it uses insights from other disciplines like economics, jurisprudence and political science. The site informs visitors of upcoming events (e.g. colloquia; lectures and conferences) and of works recently published by its staff, fellows and visiting scholars. It also connects them to Social Philosophy and Policy, the centre's journal which is published twice a year by Cambridge University Press. Each volume is based on a specific theme (e.g. bioethics; human rights; ethics and economics; philosophy and law; virtue and vice; responsibility; the welfare state; autonomy; and moral epistemology). Visitors can view all themes explored since 1983 from that homepage.
The Society for Philosophy in Practice (SPP) (formerly the British Society of Consultant Philosophers) is a professional organization which seeks to promote philosophical consultancy, Socratic dialogue, philosophy for children, and the use of philosophy in general. This website gives details of the courses they offer; an events diary; information on membership; and a 'Code of Practice for Consultant Philosophers' drafted by the organization. The site also gives full-text access to 'PipTalk' - the society's newsletter. It is published annually and contains short articles and interviews. Users are likewise directed to the home page of 'Practical Philosophy' - the society's official journal which is published twice a year. It contains book reviews and articles on philosophical counselling, Socratic dialogue, philosophy for children, and other aspects of practical philosophy.
The Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World (SPCW) aims to encourage greater fellowship between philosophical traditions. Its members include scholars from the analytical, Continental, and postmodern traditions. Inviting contributions to the Society's journal 'Philosophy in the Contemporary World', and to its annual meetings and conferences, the SPCW's site is broken into several sections including: information on the Society itself; links to the Journal; information on conferences; and past conference archives. Recent topics for Society conferences have included: Democracy and Democratic Theory; Contemporary Culture; and Environmental Ethics. The Society is directed by Trudy Conway of Mount Saint Mary's University.
This website makes available the full-text of an interview conducted in 1995 by Joshua Knobe with the American philosopher, Richard Rorty (1931-2007). Here, Rorty speaks candidly of his formative years and early career as a philosopher, stemming from his Trotskyite upbringing, an initial leaning towards and eventually away from Aristotle and Plato, which feed into the development of his thought. His popular works, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Consequences of Pragmatism, and Contingencies, Irony and Solidarity are discussed at length. Rorty also explains his philosophical influences, in terms of a piecing together of the ideas of others such as Derrida, Dewey, Wittgenstein and Davidson, hence the 'talent for bricolage'. The interview closes with comments concerning conservative attacks on the academy and the future role of the university philosophy department, including the practice of teaching philosophy.
TPM (The Philosophers' Magazine) Online provides a wide variety of news and resources with a pleasingly general appeal. Like the print version of the Philosophers' Magazine, the tendency is towards the popular and the topical. Online access is given to some articles from the current print issue of the magazine, and full tables of content for past issues are made available. In keeping with the topicality theme, one can also find philosophy-related news items, both serious (under the "News" section), and light-hearted (under the "Philosophy Cafe" section). There is also a frequently updated blog. A section called "Quotes" allows the user to search for philosophical quotations by keyword or philosopher. Teachers and learners at advanced secondary or early undergraduate level may find the "Games" section of interest; it features interactive games designed to illuminate such topics as morality, aesthetics, induction, and personal identity, by testing the player's philosophical intuitions about such matters. A clearly laid-out menu and a general search facility ensure that this site is easy to navigate. A subscription to the TPM Archive can also be had for a small fee. This site would be of interest to beginning philosophers, teachers, and to serious researchers in search of some diversion.
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.
This website is the homepage of “The Xavier Zubiri Foundation of North America”. The foundation is committed to the dissemination and study of the thought of the Spanish philosopher Xavier Zubiri, and pays special attention to its international dimension. The website gives access to downloadable full-text articles of "The Xavier Zubiri Review", which has been published by the foundation since 1998. Both the journal and the website rely on transnational academic exchanges, something which is reflected both in the character of the articles published and the updated announcements which are posted on the website. In addition to this, there are sections on: Xavier Zubiri’s life; his work; his official bibliography; and secondary literature. A generous introduction to his philosophy is, too, provided and is available for download. The site can be accessed both in English and Spanish.