The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) was founded in 1976 to enhance the quality of philosophy teaching at all educational levels. It promotes initiatives like research; professional cooperation and public discussions. This homepage contains information about the association's history, membership and organization. There are details of past and upcoming events, including those of the biennial workshop/conference it organises. The association issues a newsletter which publishes work on practical and theoretical issues relating to the teaching of philosophy. The online version of these are presented in PDF and can be accessed without charge from the site. Also provided are resources like a list of books useful for the teaching of philosophy; 'The Philosopher's Toolbox'; and links to relevant websites. Other resources like the AAPT-owned Listserve, forums, blogs and member directory are available only to members. The association is directed by Betsy Newell Decyk.
The Web page of the APA (American Philosophical Association) Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy offers a number of resources that may be of use to those involved in teaching this subject, particularly at university or college level. The Committee's Online Resource Center (accessible via a link towards the bottom of the page) includes a syllabus collection, to which users are invited to contribute, and a section entitled What Works, consisting of short articles giving practical tips on teaching philosophy. Other resources available via the Committee home page include a collection of community service learning resources, and a second syllabus collection, this time focusing on diversity. Also available is information about past and present committees, and copies of committee reports and newsletters. This is not always the most intuitive of sites to navigate, but there is a significant amount of useful material here, so it is worth spending a little time exploring.
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.
This is the homepage of the International Network of Philosophers of Education (INPE). The organisation aims to foster dialogue amongst philosophers of education on a global scale. This website provides details of past and forthcoming conferences organised by the Network, covering topics such as Educational rights and entitlements; Philosophy of education in the new millennium; Philosophy of education: bridge or gulf between east and west; Identity, culture and education; and The many faces of philosophy of education: trends, problems and challenges. Apart from membership details, the website also provides a link which takes visitors to the homepage of 'Ethics and Education', the Network's official journal. The site is accessible in English and Spanish.
This website provides an e-text of John Dewey's famous treatise on pedagogy, 'Democracy and Education'. First published in 1916, this seminal work outlines the aims and system of progressive education. Rejecting notions of transcendental truth in reality, Dewey developed a philosophy of Instrumentalism (related to Pragmatism), which insisted that truth is an instrument used for solving problems, and must change as human problems change. His work looks at the social function of education and the role it is required to play in a democracy.
'Methods of Sidgwick' is a website which forms part of the larger Classical Utilitarian Website (CUWS). It is dedicated to Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900), a Victorian academic who in many ways embodied the spirit of the Victorian period with his constant search for knowledge and the breadth of study he embraced. He studied philosophy, religion, politics, mathematics, ethics, adopting John Stuart Mill's ideas about utilitarianism, developing formulas for social welfare, and promoting women's education. This website contains e-texts of his most important works: 'The Elements of Politics', 'The Methods of Ethics, and 'Practical Ethics'. Each chapter is organised by sections that are indicated by brief descriptions. This format makes the texts searchable and gives easy access. There is a secondary source by David Braybrooke entitled 'Sidgwick's Critique of Nozick', as well as a couple of links to further your search. The site provides a search engine. At the time this record was reviewed, a number of links were in need of repair.
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.
This Internet resource is dedicated to the publication of the proceedings of the annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES) of the United States. It contains numerous papers (reproduced here in their entirety) from 1996 onwards, which users can access either by clicking on the year of the selected paper's publication or via an author or title index. Papers can also be accessed through a keyword search. All materials are presented in a clear and readable format, and primary papers are accompanied by an invited response. This is a very well-designed website that will be of most benefit to graduates and professional philosophers working in this field.
This is the website of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES). It contains membership details and information about past and forthcoming conferences organised by the society. Visitors are linked to the home pages of 'Educational Theory' and the 'Philosophy of Education Yearbook', the society's two official publications; and to other publications of interest. It further informs users of its constitution and by-laws, and provides links to online teaching and research resources, and to the home pages of relevant organizations. The site also contains information about job vacancies, and provides access to course syllabi and an email discussion list.
This is the website of the Philosophy of Education Society - A US based organisation formed to promote the discussion and teaching of the philosophy of education. The site offers online access to its Update news publication, a discussion list and abstracts and contents of the journal Educational Theory. It also provides links to Internet resources on the philosophy of education.
This website is a vast gateway to Internet resources relating to the American pragmatist philosopher, William James (1842-1910). Edited by Professor Frank Pagares of Emory University, the site contains links to articles, course materials, conferences, bibliographies of James, as well as to relevant general philosophy resources. However, perhaps most useful are the links to freely downloadable full-text versions of many of James' works, including his Principles of Psychology; The Will to Believe; On the Varieties of Religious Experience; and Pragmatism, as well as countless talks, essays, reviews, letters, and other writings. The site is well organised into a number of sub-categories, and includes a bespoke search engine. With a simple layout and restrained design, the William James website is fast and easy to navigate, and will be extremely valuable to students, teachers, and researchers of William James.