This interesting resource forms part of the Jacques Maritain Center website of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. They provide a collection of texts written by the Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) and others on various subjects, but particularly on Thomism and St. Thomas Aquinas. The works by Maritain at the site include: "St. Thomas Aquinas"; "Reflections on America"; "Art and Scholasticism"; "The Frontiers of Poetry"; "The Responsibility of the Artist"; "Moral Philosophy"; and "The Range of Reason". A section of the site headed 'The Thomistic Revival' includes texts from a number of different authors writing about scholasticism and the renewal of interest in medieval philosophy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A list of links to external websites dealing with issues of Catholic theology and philosophy concludes the contents of the site. The texts themselves are presented as plain HTML, and are divided by chapter.
The British Society for Ethical Theory (BSET) is dedicated to fostering the exchange of information, papers, and reviews related to ethics. The Society's official Web page provides information about past and present events: the Society's annual conference is one of the leading UK philosophical meetings. Information for those interested in joining the Society is also provided. At time of review, the site was somewhat basic, but there are plans to add further features, including a members-only section offering a discussion forum.
Ethics Updates is a website designed primarily for the provision of resources and information on ethics for both professional philosophers and their students. The site is edited by Lawrence M. Hinman, a moral philosopher at the University of San Diego. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics. The site covers a wide range of topics in both ethical theory and applied ethics. Each section points to an extensive range of primary and secondary sources, including online videos of ethics conferences and speakers. There are also bibliographic surveys for most subjects. In addition, the site features a substantial section listing general learning and teaching resources for ethics. A valuable resource for all working in this area.
This webpage contains multiple-choice quizzes on a variety of philosophical subjects, including: ethics; logic; philosophy of religion; and various historical and contemporary figures in ethics and analytic philosophy. The exercises, which are generally at an undergraduate introductory level, are designed by Harry J. Gensler of John Carroll University, Cleveland. Each quiz contains some brief introductory material on the topic at hand, and an indication of the specific texts on which the quiz qustions are based, though in many cases the exercises could be tackled by any student with a general familiarity with the subject. This resource would be of interest to undergraduates seeking to test or review their basic knowledge of topics in philosophy.
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.
This website presents an electronic version of the essay 'On Nature' by John Stuart Mill (1806-1873). Published posthumously in 1874, the work was the first of three essays in a volume on Essays on Religion. The other essays were 'The Utility of Religion' and 'Theism'. The version featured here is taken from the 1904 edition by Watts & Co., for the Rationalist Press. The full-text of the essay is presented on the same webpage. The page numbers and page breaks of the print version are nevertheless helpfully indicated. The site is maintained by the Philosophy Department at Lancaster University.
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.
This website presents the electronic text of 'Personalist Ethics and Human Subjectivity' - the 12th volume from the Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change series, here made available by the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP). There are three sections to the text: Subjectivity and Ethics; Ethics in a Human Context; and Ethics A Religious Context. Articles include, amongst others: 'A Phenomenology of Moral Sensibility: Moral Emotion', by John D. Caputo; 'Aesthetic Sensitivity as Completion of Ethical Freedom', by George F. McLean; and 'Ethics and Social Values: Scheler and Ricoeur', by Robert D. Sweeney.
This internet resource is the home page of the Bentham Project which is based at University College, London. The initiative aims to produce a new edition of the works of the influential Utilitarian thinker, Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). The site, which is well-designed and easily navigable, provides an extensive range of information about the project and about Bentham himself. In addition to coverage of the project's aims and current work, visitors can access a number of interesting and useful resources like the Bentham Papers Database; the Bentham newsletter; journal articles; a list of FAQs; and information on news and events. Also, there are links to Bentham's works currently available online and a wide range of links to other Bentham-related resources on the web. Overall, this is an attractively designed website that is informative and very easy to use. The project has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) within the Resource Enhancement scheme.