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.
'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 BBC News website depicts Africa's ongoing and serious struggle with the AIDS epidemic. Through resources like correspondents' despatches, audio-video recordings and interviews, it firstly gives an overview of how widespread the problem is in the continent. It then takes a close look at the situation in South Africa, Uganda and Senegal. From there it draws attention to the issue of how and why important drugs are not reaching those who need them most. A factfile on AIDS, a discussion forum and links to the home pages of relevant organisations are also provided. The site is well-presented and easy to navigate. It is an interesting resource for health care ethics' students.
This interesting website on Euthanasia is presented by the BBC using reports from its news archive. The materials are organised into five fact files. The first gives an overview of euthanasia, a glossary of terms, and discusses the legal positions in the UK and Europe. The second puts across the views of those on opposing sides of the debate and of the medical profession. The third file studies a number of high profile cases including that of Dr David Moor, Annie Lindsell and Mary Ormerod. The fourth reports on what happens elsewhere particularly in jurisdictions that have legalised euthanasia. Attention is also drawn to the case of Dr Jack Kevorkian who was a strong proponent of physician-assisted suicide. The final file looks at the future and considers the position in law and practice, and issues like terminal care and the ageing population. The website also contains some reports that are available in audio and video forms, and offers links to the home pages of pro-life and pro-choice organisations and to websites dealing with the issue from the religious and medical perspectives.
This is the official website for the Center for Ethics and Social Justice at Loyola University Chicago. The center was established in 1991 to encourage the integration of ethics throughout the university and the production of ethics-based programs and initiatives. It is directed by Dr William French. This website provides information about the center's history and mission, and the activities it has undertaken to date (e.g. ethics competition for undergraduates; conferences; workshops; and outreach programs). Also available are: a downloadable article on outcomes-centered ethics teaching and annotated links to online resources in ethics and social justice. An interesting site for those researching in these areas.
The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) is a collaborative effort between the Australian National University; Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne. It receives funding from the Australian Research Council and is directed by Professor Tom Campbell. The centre's work is organised into six main research areas: Business and Professional Ethics; Criminal Justice Ethics; Ethical Issues in Biotechnology; Ethical Issues in Political Violence and State Sovereignty; IT and Nanotechnology: Ethics of Emergent Technology; and Welfare Ethics. This homepage informs visitors about the work which the centre carries out in each of these areas. There are also details about the centre's publications; recent events; and a selection of media articles and comments. Visitors are able to access audio and video recordings of events like conferences and public lectures; and the centre's annual reports. Links are provided to relevant websites.
'Contact: consciousness in interaction' is the online hub of a cross-disciplinary international research project, part-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and is part of the 'Consciousness in a Natural and Cultural Context' programme. Contact seeks to question "the assumption that conscious experience must be explained by the brain by itself, as opposed to the embodied brain in interaction with environments, both natural and social." There is a full outline of the project, and the teams. There are profiles of the six different research teams, and hyperlinks to their respective websites. About 20 full-text draft papers are available for download. There is a diary of the project's conference schedule, and details of opportunities to join the project.
Culture Machine is an initiative which seeks to advance research and scholarship in culture and theory. For this, they provide an open access international peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to cultural studies (ISSN: 1465-4121). It publishes articles and reviews relating to British, Australian and American work in culture and theory that extends the boundaries of its field (but it also welcomes submissions outside these areas). The ejournal is published annually, whilst reviews are published on an on-going basis. All contents are freely available from this website. A section called 'InterZone' is a supplement to the electronic journal, publishing new and experimental research all year round. Each Culture Machine ejournal has a theme. Recent themes have included: Biopolitics; Community; the e-Issue (future of electronic literature; e-archive project; art history; literary ghosts); the Ethico-Political Issue (politics, ethics, radical democracy, aesthetics); Virologies: Culture and Contamination (poesis, atopoesis, autopoethics; nanotechnology; science fiction; artificial life); the University Culture Machine (Jacques Derrida; literature and philosophy; deconstruction; hypertext; future of humanities; academic publishing). A further supplement is a cultural studies electronic archive (CSeARCH) which provides visitors with access to other resources in this area. The website also includes detailed information about the editorial board and the submission process.
This website describes an AHRC-sponsored workshop ‘Disability and Disadvantage: Re-examining Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy’. The workshop, which took place in 2007, aimed to advance the moral and philosophical discussion of disability and disadvantage beyond the traditional themes of quality of life and decisions over bearing healthy children. In doing so, it hoped to use considerations of disability to derive important insights overlooked by mainstream discourses in mainstream philosophy. The website lists the workshop programme and participants, but unfortunately access to discussion papers is restricted by password.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) Diversity Syllabi Project Web page offers a collection of sample syllabi for philosophy courses focusing on various aspects of the theme of diversity. Specific topics include: African American Philosophy; American Indian Philosophy; Asian Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Philosophical Perspectives on Disability Studies; Race and Multiculturalism; Peace and Social Justice/Philosophy of Law; and Gay and Lesbian Philosophy. Much of the material is hosted on site, but there are also a few links to external sources (some of which, unfortunately, are broken). The APA hopes that this site will encourage other instructors to develop courses of their own in these various fields, or to incorporate elements from these topics into more general philosophy courses.
The Earth Charter Initiative website describes a worldwide project devoted to promoting and implementing 'fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century'. Its contributors are international experts, local community groups, non-governmental organisations, professional societies, and youth groups. In addition to material for a general audience, the website provides some excellent resources for researchers: the most useful area for scholars is the Resources section, which offers a substantial virtual library. This includes the Earth Charter itself, documentation on its creation, transcripts of speeches, essays, articles, and conference papers, as well as teaching materials for all levels of education and information on groups and projects arising from the Earth Charter's programmes. A useful site for those with an interest in environmental and social ethics.
The enviroethics discussion forum for environmental ethics was set up by the JISCmail, the National Academic Mailing List Service in 1994. The site houses an archive of all information and messages sent to the list from 1998 onwards. Posts include conference announcements and calls for papers, short articles, and relevant news items. Searches can be conducted using the user-friendly facility provided. The archives are publicly available, but posting to the list and accessing some other areas of the site requires registration. Information is provided about how to join, leave, post to, and manage the list.
This is the homepage of the Global Ethic Foundation. The organization, which is based in Germany, was founded and funded by Count K. K. von der Groeben. It seeks to promote inter-cultural, interreligious and inter-denominational initiatives around the world. This website, which is accessible in English, French, German and Spanish, informs visitors of their history, mission and activities. It contains the full-text of the 'Declaration Toward a Global Ethic' which can be downloaded in 15 languages and that of 'A Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities'. It also provides a bibliography of publications on global ethic and reviews of books on this area. Other resources include a chronicle of events and annotated links to relevant websites. This would be an interesting resource for those researching on the role of religion in peace-building.
This is the homepage of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham. The centre was established in 2001 to address practical and theoretical issues posed by globalisation. It is directed by Professor Tom Sorrell, the John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics at the university. This homepage gives a brief introduction to some of the moral questions that arise from globalisation and the academic programmes offered by this multidisciplinary centre. It also informs visitors about the research projects and consultancy work undertaken by their staff; and the public seminars and conferences they organise. Conference reports can be downloaded from the site. It also takes them to the homepage of the centre's publication, the Journal of Global Ethics. From here, they may view the table of contents of all issues published since June 2005. Links are further provided to relevant websites.
This is the homepage of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), a body established by the Human Tissue Act 2004. It regulates the removal, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissues from living and deceased donors for research, transplantation, education and training purposes. This website contains information about the activities undertaken and events organised by the HTA. It also makes available numerous resources that would be of use to students of medical ethics. These include: the HTA's Code of Practice; FAQs; downloadable publications (e.g. annual reports; leaflets; e-newsletters; meeting papers); model consent forms; a glossary of terms; media releases; and news stories. The site, which is accessible in English and Welsh. is sponsored by the Department of Health and contains a search engine.
The Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is an independent, non-sectarian and non-profit-making organisation established in 1990 in Camden, Maine. It aims to promote ethical action in a global context. This home page informs visitors about: the services they offer (to corporations, the education sector, non-profit organizations, individuals, foundations and governments); the products they have in store (e.g. books, whitepapers/reports, curricula, workbooks, DVDs/videos, CD-Roms and audiotapes); membership details; and news of upcoming events. A range of online resources are made available and these include the following: a list of FAQs; official documents; the institute's annual reports; book excerpts; full-text access to 'Ethics Newsline' - the institute's weekly newsletter which offers commentaries on the latest news in ethics from around the world; and a number of case-studies on ethical dilemmas in Business, Education, Children and Family, Medical, Philanthropy, Personal and Military contexts.
Inter-disciplinary.Net's Hostility and Violence hub is a website which brings together research into the nature and role of hostility and violence in contemporary life, and explores how violence is portrayed in media, art, and literature. The hub is home to a number of discrete projects: War, virtual war and human security; Violence and the contexts of hostility; and Persecution. Project archives are available, plus details of past and forthcoming conferences and other project activities, and 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, to explore philosophical, historical, theological, literary, cultural, political, and other perspectives on the issues under consideration.
The International Journal of Philosophical Practice (IJPP) is the official journal of the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy (ASPCP). Full text in PDF is available free of charge from volume one, number one onwards. Philosophical practice refers to the application of philosophical theories, skills and methods in professional and work contexts. This includes the non-academic deployment of philosophical training in a variety of professional areas including business, mental health, law, medicine and politics. The journal concentrates on publishing articles that contribute to an improved understanding of the nature and value of philosophical practice in all its forms. It also publishes reviews of recent books that raise issues and problems of philosophical practice.
The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE) is a professional association which aims to bring together academics and practitioners interested in the ethical dimension of economic, social and environmental issues. This website contains information about the latest events in business ethics and of works published by the Society; details of previous and forthcoming conferences organised by them; and a bibliography of Business Ethics articles published in the following journals: Business Ethics-A European Review; Business Ethics Quarterly; Business and Society; Business and Society Review; Journal of Business Ethics; and Teaching Business Ethics. Access is given to the Society's newsletter and to relevant websites.
"Jeremy's Labyrinth" is an academic website, for the purpose of making Jeremy Bentham's key political philosophies available for analysis and study. Texts include: "Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation", "The Rationale of Punishment", "Pannomial Fragments", "Principles of the Civil Code", and several others. Each text is introduced with an indication of the original printed source. Along with the texts given, a series of lectures by Stephen Darwell, professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, are provided, which analyse the ethics Bentham discussed in his "Introduction to the Principle of Morals and Legislation". The first lecture discusses the Introduction in terms of consequential and deontological argument. The second lecture focuses on the principle of utility according to Bentham, upon which legislative acts should be passed on the condition of utility for those they effect. The third lecture continues this line of discussion. There are also links to further websites dealing with Bentham's writings and philosophy. This resource is part of the Classical Utilitarian Web Site.
Joined: The World of Siamese Twins is a fascinating website offering useful information on the subject of conjoined (or 'Siamese') twins. After briefly describing the few known cases through the centuries, it discusses how they are formed and the different types of conjoined twins that have been identified. It then explores the viability of surgery to separate them and the ethical, religious and cultural considerations involved in such a monumental decision. Several high-profile cases are highlighted, including that of Laleh and Ladan Bijani, and 'Jodie and Mary'. Links are provided to relevant websites, including those specifically addressing the two aforementioned cases. This website, which is maintained by Channel 4 Television, would be an interesting resource for students on medical ethics courses.
This webpage contains a full and up-to-date list of the General Medical Council (GMC)'s ethical guidance for doctors who are practising in the United Kingdom. Issues addressed include Consent; Confidentiality; Conflicts of Interest; Good Medical Practice; Maintaining Boundaries; Personal Belief and Medical Practice; Good Practice in Prescribing Medicine; Writing References; Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Prolonging Treatments; Reporting Gunshot Wounds; Acting as an Expert Witness; Raising Concerns About Patient Safety; Taking up and Ending Appointments; Reporting Criminal and Regulatory Proceedings Within and Outside the UK; Research; and Accountability in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Mental Health Teams. Although directed at doctors, the list would be useful to students of medical ethics as it informs them of the standards to which medical practitioners in the UK are expected to conform to on the matters considered.
This website provides an overview of the thought of the sociologist Max Weber. Written in clear and accessible prose by Frank Elwell, Professor of sociology at Rogers State University, the site is an introductory essay that breaks down Weber's work into its major themes. For example, social action, the ideal type, bureaucracy, authority, causality, the protestant work ethic, and Weber's relationship to Marx are treated. Elwell's essay is fully referenced, and includes a detailed bibliography, thereby making it an excellent starting point for undergraduate study of Weber. Also included on the site is a useful glossary of sociological terms.
An educational website celebrating the work of Max Weber. The site has been created by Frank Elwell, a Professor at Rogers State University, Oklahoma (USA), and aims to support undergraduate sociology students learning about Weber. The site gives an overview of Weber's work, covering topics such as the protestantism and the spirit of capitalism; Weber on bureaucracy and objectivity in the social sciences.
This website makes available for online viewing sessions from the Medical Ethics and the Humanities in End-of-Life Care Medical Conference organised by San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care on the 20th and 21st of March, 2001. The following papers were delivered: 'Physician-Assisted Dying: Pro and Con'; 'Medical Futility'; 'Ethical Theories: Humanist, Natural Law and Utilitarianism'; and 'Advance Directives'. Speakers include: Thomas Beauchamp; Rita Marker; Larry Schneiderman; Ann Boyd; and Sue Rubin. Unfortunately, little information is provided except the videos themselves: there do not appear to be details of the speakers' credentials, nor transcripts or summaries of the presentations. RealPlayer is needed to access the videos, but this can be downloaded from the site without charge.
'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.
'The Philosophy of Trust' is a website presented by BBCi and the Open University to further explore the topic addressed by Onora O'Neill in the 2002 Reith Lectures. This resource gives a general description of the concept of trust and contains interesting commentaries from contemporary academics on trust, philosophy and society. There is a section which gives a brief summary of the viewpoints of several philosophers on this topic. They range from Szu Tzu, Aristotle, Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Hume, Rousseau and Kant, to Marx, Foucault, Nash, Baier and O'Neill herself. All of the above can be downloaded as PDF or Word documents. Viewers are also given the opportunity to engage in the Open University's interactive version of The Prisoner's Dilemma.
'Photojournalism, Technology and Ethics: what's right and wrong today?' is a free 10,000 word ebook from Black Star Publishing. The text was published in 2008 by the well-known New York photojournalism agency Black Star, and is available for download in PDF format. The contents consist of four chapters and a short bibliography: 'Our Pictures Must Always Tell the Truth'; 'The Golden Age of Photojournalism'; 'Altered Photographs, Staged Shots and the Era of Distrust'; and 'Toward a 21st Century Ethical Model'. This will be a useful document for students seeking a short accessible contemporary professional perspective on the history of photojournalism ethics; for professional photojournalists concerned with ethical issues and the alteration of photographs; and for ethicists seeking practitioners who are advancing professional models of 21st century media ethics.
This website presents the Organ Donation Taskforce's report on the potential impact of the introduction of an 'opt out' (or 'presumed consent') system for organ donation in the UK. The Taskforce, chaired by Elisabeth Buggins, was asked about the measures required to introduce an opt out system in the UK; whether the adoption of this system would increase the number of organ donors; and whether the public would be in favour of such a move. After consulting and discussing with academics, health care professionals, religious leaders and groups, members of the public, organ recipients, and families of organ donors, the Taskforce recommended that an opt out system should not be introduced in the UK for the time being. These are in view of the fact that it might, among other things, undermine the idea of donation as a gift; erode the trust between patients and health care professionals; and distract attention away from the need to improve public awareness about the significance of organ donation. The report, which was published by the Department of Health on the 17th of November 2008, should be of particular interest to students of medical ethics. This webpage allows free access to all its 15 chapters as well as the evidence the Taskforce has accumulated which are presented as annexes to the report. The resource is presented in PDF, hence requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This website is a welcome addition to the growing numbers of online resources that discuss the latest developments in science, technology and other current affairs. It provides a daily ethical analysis of news in these areas and the commentators are drawn from the following 3 research centres at the University of Oxford: the Future of Humanity Institute; the James Martin 21st Century School; and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Members of the public are also encouraged to contribute to the discussion. Among the topics discussed include: global warming; environmental ethics; neuroethics; hybrid embryos; elective caesarean section; information ethics; organ donation; business ethics; and teenage pregnancy. In addition to recent posts and comments, the site enables access to all materials produced since November 2007.
The Reith Lectures are an annual series of lectures, held since 1948 on a variety of topical issues, which are sponsored by the BBC and presented at venues around the UK. The 2002 lectures were delivered by Onora O'Neill under the title of 'A Question of Trust' and originally broadcast on Radio 4 in April and May 2002. The five lectures each considered an aspect of trust and the lecture headings were as follows: spreading suspicion; trust and terror; called to account; trust and transparency; and licence to deceive. The transcripts of the lectures and Q&A sessions can be printed or listened to from the website (for which RealPlayer software is required).
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.
'Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide' (ISBN: 0521548721) is a book which was jointly written in 2004 by Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris. It forms part of the Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics Series and was the recipient of the 2005 Virginia Hodgkinson Research Prize of the Independent Sector. The contents are organised under the following chapter headings: The Secularization Debate; Measuring Secularization; Comparing Secularization; The Puzzle of Religiosity in the US and Western Europe; A Religious Revival in Post-Communist Europe?; Religion and Politics in the Islamic World; Religion, the Protestant Ethics and Moral Values; Religious Organizations and Social Capital; Religious Parties and Electoral Behaviour; and Conclusions. This website provides links to the contents of all chapters. However, at the time of review, a number of these were not in operation. Access to the book (although not in full) and its reviews can nevertheless also be accessed from a Google Books hyperlink available on the site.
This campaign website documents the extraordinary ordeal experienced by Sally Clark and her family following her arrest and imprisonment for the murder of her two infant sons. The conviction, which was heavily influenced by Professor Roy Meadows' evidence that the probability of 2 cot deaths occurring in the same family stood at 73 million to one, was quashed by the Court of Appeal on the 29th of January 2003. This resource, which would be useful to medical ethicists and students, charts the history of the case from 1996, the year her first son died, to Sally Clark's own death in March 2007. It makes available press releases and statements issued by her and her family throughout this time; and media coverage of important events relating to the case. Visitors can also access the full judgement of the Court of Appeal from this site.
This website links readers to the online version of Saving Lives, Valuing Donors: A Transplant Framework for England produced by the Department of Health's Transplant Policy Team. Published in July 2003, the document maps out the major aims for organ and tissue transplantation in the UK for the following ten years. In the main, it provides guidance to the UK government, health professionals and other stakeholders on how to: encourage more people to consider being organ and tissue donors; improve the overall quality and effectiveness of transplant services; and enhance the clinical outcomes for donees. This should be an interesting resource for students on Medical Ethics courses.
This is the official website for the Society for Applied Philosophy, a British organisation founded in 1975, and a forerunner in promoting rigorous philosophical work with a strong practical and social relevance. The society publishes the Journal of Applied Philosophy since 1984, the contents of which can be viewed from here. Access to full content is nevertheless restricted and is available only to subscribers. The Society organises lectures, workshops, and an annual conference. Information on current and forthcoming activities can be found on the site, along with an archive of previous events. The society invites proposals for future workshops. Membership of the Society is open to all interested parties, and instructions on how to join are given. This site is of interest both to students and teachers of philosophy working in areas of practical concern, such as applied ethics, science, law, education, politics, and medicine. It is also of interest to practitioners or students of those professions seeking informed but accessible debate about important or controversial issues within their field.
The Trumpeter (ISSN: 1705-9429) is a peer-reviewed environmental journal dedicated to the pursuit of understanding and wisdom as it attempts to aid in the development of an ecosophy, or wisdom born of ecological understanding and insight. Drawing upon fields such as science, philosophy, history, politics, theory, culture and art, with special attention to the Deep Ecology movement, The Trumpeter is a truly interdisciplinary journal concerned with a subject that affects all others. It features not just articles but stories and poetry. This website provides full access to current and past issues dating back to the journal's inception in 1983. Content is in PDF. A search facility and full submission details are provided. Although the range of the journal's interests may make it seem 'New Age' in orientation, The Trumpeter is, in fact, as sophisticated as any magazine focused on Critical Theory or semiotics. The site is elegantly designed and simple to use.