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.
This is the website of CentreLGS, an AHRC-funded interdisciplinary research centre bringing together academics from the Universities of Keele, Kent and Westminster, to study gender and sexuality, and its relationship with law, governance and normativity. The centre aims to bridge the humanities and social sciences including work focussing on: equality; healthcare and bioethics; law and culture; governance and regulation. As well as more detailed information on the Centre’s research and members the website also describes the Centre’s programme of activities including conferences, seminars, a visiting academic scheme and doctoral training.
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.
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.
Philosophy 145: Philosophy of Love and Sex is the home page of a course that is run at Georgetown university. It has lecture notes on many topics that are found within the philosophy of love and sex. Links to selected texts can be found on the Syllabus page, though be aware that some of these are restricted-access. This course considers the topics of love and sex from the perspective of their ethical and religious implications. Issues covered include: pre-marital sex; perversion; polygamy; marriage; bestiality; and pornography. There is also some discussion of significant philosophers working within these areas, such as C. S. Lewis (1883-1964), Robert Nozick (1938-2002), Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005), and Martha Nussbaum (1947- ). This is a clear website that is informative about an area of philosophy for which resources are relatively scarce, and it would be of use to students or teachers seeking information in the area.
Women and Marxism is part of the Marxist Internet Archive (MIA). This is a well maintained site that provides a broad range of writing on women's issues and Marxism from almost fifty nineteenth and twentieth century writers. Though not all the authors are Marxists their contributions are included to give context and reference to the cultural and political milieu in which women worked and agitated during their struggles. There are few references to contemporary Marxism-Feminism, the majority of transcriptions being represented by classic texts. Simple to navigate the site is divided into three sections; non-fiction authors, fiction and poetry, and subjects. Subjects is sub-divided into fourteen sections including sex relations, marriage, family, reproduction, labour and suffrage. The larger MIA site is administered and built by volunteers from all over the world, most of whom are non-academics.