Philosophy Resources

A collection of useful links to internet resources, including philosophy, aesthetics, humanism, ethics, Consciousness, Bioethics, Philosophy of Mind, Argumentation, Greek Philosophy, epistemology, Existentialism, Philosophy Papers, logic & similar themes.

A Guide to 'Philosophy Around the Web' by Peter J. King I strongly recommend this guide to philosophy on the web, created by Peter J. King. It is well-balanced, ambitious, and easy to navigate. To make your life easier, just scroll down immediately to the table of contents ('Philosophy Sections'). The sections include academic philosophy departments, individuals' philosophy pages, philosophy sites by topic and sites devoted to individual philosophers.

Aesthetics On-Line (American Society for Aesthetics)

Applied Ethics Resources  This site is a list of pointers to applied ethics resources compiled and maintained by Chris MacDonald of the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia. Categories include: Health Care ; Business ; Computer & Info-Tech ; Environmental ; Moral/Ethical Decision Making ; Media ; Animal Welfare ; Professional Ethics ; Science & Technology ; Government ; International ; Research. By Chris MacDonald for the Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia

Bioethics.Net  (Center for Bioethics, Univ. of Pennsylvania) Moral implications of science, medicine and research. Topics covered: Bioethics for beginners, Cloning and genetics, ER (TV drama) bioethics, Assisted suicide, Links to journal articles.

Center for Consciousness Studies The Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, is the epicentre for new research in this field. Consciousness Studies at The University of Arizona encourages the promotion of open, scientifically rigorous and sustained discussions of all phenomena related to the mind. We support the development of an international and interdisciplinary science of consciousness, which would seek new ways to express and understand the relationships between mind and matter through a variety of activities including: international conferences, Web-based information, and scholarly publications in the Journal of Consciousness Studies and elsewhere.

Center on Religion and Democracy  The Center on Religion and Democracy web site provides access to this nonpartisan research center's library. The electronic documents are arranged by themes (social theory, historical texts, relgious texts and legal documents) and author and users may perform keyword searches. The library includes the works of authors such as Maciavelli, Calvin, Winthrop, Emerson and Douglass. Updated regularly, this site provides excellent information and links to related material.

China: Philosophy and Religion. East and Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources. Includes: Confucianism, Taoism, The Book of Changes, Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism. The Chinese Philosophy Page includes links to Religion and Rebellion in China, Shamanism in Chinese culture, and the Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive based at Wesleyan University.

Chris Eliasmith's Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind "This dictionary is intended as a free resource for all those interested in the philosophy of mind. The dictionary has a policy of blind peer review for all submissions to the dictionary. Advisory, editorial and review boards have been established." The site is maintained by Chris Eliasmith, of Washington University, St. Louis.

Classic Texts and Manuscripts in Education  Martin Ryder, University of Colorado at Denver , School of Education. An exemplary collection of links to manuscripts and text of the classic educational philosophers

Consciousness Research Laboratory Consciousness Research Laboratory (CRL) at the University of Nevada conducts scientific research on commonly-reported human experiences traditionally called psychic (psi for short). CRL concentrates on controlled laboratory studies of mind-matter interaction phenomena, distant healing intention, clairvoyance, and precognition. We have also investigated reportedly haunted houses and castles, persons claiming exceptional psychic abilities, and environmental factors associated with state lottery payouts and Las Vegas casino profits. Dead Radin, the director of CRL, has published The Conscious Universe, generally acclaimed as the best book on the scientific study of psi phenomena.

David Chalmer's Online Papers on Consciousness This site, maintained by David Chalmers of the University of California, Santa Cruz, offers over 500 links to online consultable papers on consciousness and related topics. Simple, graphics-free layout makes for easy navigation.

Descriptive and Formal Ontology "This site is primarily devoted to ontology's contemporary developments, with a secondary focus on its historical development. Contemporary ontology is developed from both philosophers and scientists working in Artificial Intelligence, data-bases theory and natural language processing."

Dey Alexander's 'Philosophy in Cyberspace' I strongly recommend this philosophy site designed and maintained by Dey Alexander of the University of Monash. Unlike many philosophy sites, this one is well-structured, easy to navigate and ambitious but well-balanced in content. The logic of the site's structure is impressively simple and easy to grasp.

Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names  More than 1,000 entries covering the terms and names undergraduates are likely to encounter when studying philsophy can be found at this site. Definitions are clear and concise and many biographical entries include portraits. Most entries include suggested readings, cross-references and links to other online sources.  ttp://

Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind this site is maintained by Chris Eliasmith

Directory of Philosophers A-Z. Individual Philosophers - Alphabetical Index of biographies of 188 philosophers. Individual Philosophers - Chronological Index: Ancient (to 450 AD), Mediæval (450-1450 AD), Renaissance (1450-1600), Early Modern (1600-1800), Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century Philosophers. See also Philosophy Sites by Topic. An excellent site loaded with philosophy resources by Dr. Peter J. King, Pembroke College, Oxford, UK.

Duke Univ. Dep’t of Philosophy: Philosophy Websites: Philos. of Mind

Early Greek Philosophy:The Presocratics, The Sophists, and Socrates  Hosted by the Department of Philosophy at Molloy College, this site provides a number of resources devoted to the study of early Greek philosophers. Part of the Sophia project,the aim is to provide the newcomer to the field of philosophy with the assistance that he or she needs to read great philosophical works.

ephilosopher " is dedicated to bringing together some of the best resources for philosophy available on the web. We offer free resources for philosophers and students of philosophy, free e-mail accounts, and cutting-edge news and columns on philosophical topics."
By Paul Neufeld

Episteme Links  Sections include Philosophers, Topics, E-Texts, Departments, Newsgroups, Images, Professors and Graduate Students, and Bookstore (sell those old college texts) and much more.
By Thomas Ryan Stone Includes thousands of sorted links to philosophy resources on the internet. Features include "What's New" for the latest additions of philosophy links, and "Gem of the Web" for the best of the best philosophy websites. Recommended for student research as it provides links to some of the best philosophy resources currently available online. A very good site for information on leading epistemologists and epistemological concepts

Erratic Impact -- Philosophy Research Base "...categorized by history, subject and author, is a meta-index featuring thousands of annotated links, text resources and community services for students and teachers conducting research in the field of philosophy...The PRB is divided into 15 different webs, including ancient, medieval, modern, 19th century, 20th century, ecology, feminism, ecofeminism, major philosophical topics, including postmodernism, existentialism, phenomenology, analytic philosophy, gender theory, etc. "

essential teachings A growing collection of video interviews with philosophers, scholars, and spiritual leaders regarding "key ideas about the meaning life."
By Michael McKnight

Ethics Update " designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics." Edited by Lawrence M. Hinman, University of San Diego

Everything Postmodern "...It has since grown to eight pages containing links to over 650 postmodern theory resources, sites, and journals..." By Gregory Broquard

Existentialism: An Introduction. Contents: Basic Existentialism, Famous Names (Biographies of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georg W.F. Hegel, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Franz Kafka, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Albert Camus, and Karl Jaspers), Definitions, Existential Ethics, Shared Values, Religion & Faith, The Individual, Divisions in Thought, Metaphysicians, Politicians, Existentialism in Context, Philosophical Evolution, World History, and Existential Resources.

Exploring Plato's Dialogues The purpose of this site is to make it easier to locate resources related to Plato that are already available on the Internet. The provided search tool allows users to search using keywords and to limit results to specific types of documents. Translations of the Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Symposium and Republic are available from the main page.

Film-Philosophy Internet Salon "A journal and discussion forum promoting a philosophical review of cinema, the salon combines original review articles with email response and argument. Plus our regular selection of the best new writings and other links from around the web."

Game Theory A Resource for Educators and Students of Game Theory
Sections include: Lecture Notes ; Books ; Pop Culture ; Games ; Interactive Materials ; Quizzes & Tests ; Links. By Mike Shor, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Garth Kemerling's 'Philosophy Pages' Excellent web-guide to philosophy, designed by Garth Kemerling, Professor of Philosophy at Newbury College. Simple structure makes for easy navigation. The site is divided into the following sections: a dictionary of philosophy terms; a historical encyclopaeida; a timeline; a study guide; and an introduction to logic. Philosophy students may find some helpful study tips in the study guide

German National Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (German or English) Sections include: Topics in Bioethics ; Ethics Literature Database ; Institutions & Projects ; Links ; Library.

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet  An exhaustive list. His listing individual philosophers is especially impressive. Other topics include Guides in 13 languages, Journals, Jobs, Etexts, Teaching, Associations, Newsgroups, Dictionaries, and much more. Comprehensive directory of web-based resources in philosophy. Includes links to guides, journals, electronic texts, bibliographies, sites about individual philosophers and their work, and much more. Created and maintained by Prof. Peter Suber at Earlham College.

International Directory of On-Line Philosophy Papers (ed. Joe Lau, Univ. of Hong Kong)

International Directory of Online Philosophy Papers Non-profit site for academic philosophers to search and register on-line philosophy papers. This site provides links to about 500 philosophy papers, stored on other sites. Only submissions from those working at academic institutions are accepted.

International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) "...members are not individual philosophers, but philosophical societies and other similar philosophical institutions of national, regional and international levels. Among its one hundred and two full and corresponding members, seventy-nine are national and twenty-three international societies."

International Philosophy Events Guide  Searchable calendar of forthcoming conferences and events of interest to philosophers, particularly in Europe and the United States. This is the most informative and accessible international philosophy events guide I have come across on the web. Maintained by Darryl Staflund, a doctoral student at the University of Alberta..

Internet Classics Archive

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy  Growing online encyclopedia maintained by a large team of university-affiliated editors. Articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy are currently from three sources (1) original contributions by specialized philosophers around the internet, (2) adaptations of material written by the editors for classroom purposes, and (3) adaptations from public domain sources (typically from two or more sources for per article).

Internet Sacred Text Archive The purpose of the site is to promote relgious tolerance and scholarship, and is a nonprofit archive of electronic texts devoted to religion, mythology, folklore, the occult and esoteric topics. The main categories are World Relgiions, Traditions and Mysteries and the site also includes a bibliography of complete books scanned into the archive. ""

Journal of Consciousness Studies The Journal of Consciousness Studies is the leading vehicle for carrying papers reporting new work in this field. How does the mind relate to the brain? Can computers ever be conscious? What do we mean by subjectivity and the self? These questions are being keenly debated in fields as diverse as cognitive science, neurophysiology and philosophy. The Journal of Consciousness Studies is a peer-reviewed journal which examines these issues in plain English.

Koestler Parapsychology Unit The Koestler Parapsychology Unit is located within the Psychology Department at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Morris's remit was to develop a systematic and responsible research programme that would integrate this controversial area into the ongoing research and teaching activities of the university community. A decade later, perhaps an indication of the success of this endeavour was the appointment of Professor Morris to President of the Psychology Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, for 1996.

Librarians' Index to the Internet: Philosophy. Lists Best of Philosophy sites on the WWW: Philosophy Directories, Philosophy Databases, and Specific Philosophy Resources.

List of Philosophy Sites Maintained by Individuals An impressive list of links to webpages maintained by individuals with a brief synopsis of each. This page is part of Peter J. King's 'Philosophy Around the Web' guide.

Mediaeval Logic and Philosophy (Paul Vincent Spade): Links . . .

Meta-Encyclopedia of Philosophy "Compare topics in the most important Encyclopedias and Dictionaries of Philosophy on the Internet." Compares entries from the following sources:  Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Dictionary of the Philosophy of Mind, The Ism Book, The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names, and the Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Education. Maintained by Andrew Chrucky

NOEMA: The Collaborative Bibliography of Women in Philosophy

Pathways to Philosophy Distance Learning Project An independent distance learning project based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield and run in association with the Philosophical Society of England.

PBS - Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly  "...hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, is the only national TV newsmagazine program devoted entirely to the news of religion and spirituality, and major ethical issues...The Web site features show transcripts, streaming video, an online pressroom with archival information on past program topics, interview transcripts with notable guests, and suggested resource materials and related Internet links." Sections include: Viewer's Guides ; Outreach ; Begin a Dialogue ; Web Sites ; Books ; Teacher Resources.

Perseus Digital Library  Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. The site is hosted by the Classics Department at Tufts University.

Philosophers Without Borders (English or Spanish) Your Guide to Philosophers on the Internet "Our aim is to provide you with all you may need in your philosophical investigations over the Internet. With that thought in mind, we will include new useful links weekly...We also want to run a real philosophical community, with email service, forums, chat rooms and in the near future the possibility of publishing your papers

Philosophers. From Eric Weisstein's World of Biography.

Philosophical Humor (ed. David Chalmers)

PhiloSophos Advice and Resources for Philosophy Students "Resources and advice for philosophy students, including feature articles, searchable archive of answers posted on Ask a Philosopher, philosophy lovers gallery and specialist search engines." By Geoffrey Klempner

Philosophy and Religion This well organized site includes Papers, Syllabi and Handouts, Worship Notes, Online Texts, Philosophy Links, and Religion Links.
Edited by Richard T. Nolan, Ph.D.

Philosophy Around the Web. Scroll down to see Links to a wide variety of philosophy Websites including: Why study Philosophy? Philosophy by Region, Philosophy by Topic, Philosophy Institutions, Individual Philosophers (A-Z), Directory of Philosophers (A-Z), Philosophy Journals (electronic and paper versions), and other links.

Philosophy at Large (Univ. of Liverpool): Ejournals

Philosophy in Cyberspace. Branches of Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy & Classical Thought, Atheism & Humanism, Critical & Cultural Theory, Early Modern to 19th Century Philosophy, Eastern Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics & Bioethics, Existentialism, Feminism & Women's Studies, Great Thinkers: A to K | L to Z | Directories, History of Philosophy & Ideas, Logic & Philosophy of Science, Medieval Thought & Philosophy, Metaphysics & Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, AI & Cognitive Science, Politics, Human Rights & Economics, Philosophy of Religion, Encyclopedias and Glossaries, Philosophy Humour, Other Guides to Philosophy on the Net and more.

Philosophy News Service

Philosophy of Mind (ed. Luca Malatesti, Univ. of Genoa)

Philosophy of Religion (Scott Moore, Baylor University)

Philosophy of Science Resources (Bruce Janz, Augustana College)

Philosophy Since the Enlightenment Topics include Enlightenment, Romanticism, Analytic Philosophy, Existentialism, Post Structuralism, God, Mind, Science, Moral Philosophy, & Philosophy Links.
By Roger Jones, Working Men's College, Camden, London, England

Philosophy Study Guides from SparkNotes. Include Apology, Phaedo, Republic, etc. by Plato, Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, On Liberty by John Stuart Mill, Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, Utopia by Sir Thomas More, and other major works.

Philosophy with The Philosophers' Web Magazine Topics include General Websites and Philosophical Organisations, Ancient Philosophy, Single Philosophers, Pre-twentieth Century Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and Contemporary Philosophy and Journals.

Plato / Aristotle Study Guides from Study Guides, outlines, summaries, and commentary on Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy. See also Aristotle Texts - Works by Aristotle, Aristotle Quotes, Aristotle: Works, Philosophy - Theories and writings of the philosopher Aristotle, and Overcome Your Fear of Ancient Philosophy.

Political Philosophy - Filosofia Politica (Italian or English) A Reasoned Index to Political Philosophy
"Isolating a political part within each single system of thought is neither easy nor theoretically fruitful. Therefore, we will try to organize the following reasoned index for the political problems of philosophy in such a way that philosophers' political answers appear linked as closely as possible to their speculative questions."
Dipartimento di Scienze della politica, Universita' di Pisa

Problems of Ethical Theory Essays and links on several well-known problems of ethical theory, inclduing ethical relativism, the relationship between ethics and religion, utilitarianism, as well as applied ethics (e.g. bioethics). There is also a glossary of ethical terms. Site maintained by Lawrence M. Hinman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego.

PSYCHE PSYCHE: Interdisciplinary journal of research on consciousness is also quite busy. PSYCHE is a refereed electronic journal dedicated to supporting the interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of consciousness and its relation to the brain. PSYCHE publishes material relevant to that exploration from the perspectives afforded by the disciplines of cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, physics, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. Interdisciplinary discussions are particularly encouraged.

Rainbow Paths Metaphysical Links Annotated list of sites loosely connected with metaphysics.

Religious Movements Homepage @ The University of Virginia Providing an overview of existing and past religious movements, a primary goal of this site is to promote religious tolerance and appreciation of the positive benefits of pluralism and religious diversity. Developed by Jeffrey K. Hadden, Sociology Professor at UV, the site contains profiles of some 200 groups, providing for each a bibliography and related Web links.

Research on Place & Space "This set of resources draws together work from a variety of disciplines on the concept(s) of place and space. The term 'place' does not necessarily have the same implications or meanings in the different disciplines." By Bruce Janz, Dept. of Philosophy, Augustana University College

Reviews of Works of Philosophy Alex Scott offers some useful, concise reviews of various works of philosophy/literature. Worth browsing through though the list is of course far from complete (vis-a-vis the entire canon of philosophy/literature!) and does not follow any obvious criterion of selection.

Sites Devoted to Individual Philosophers A useful catalogue of sites devoted to individual philosophers. Some of the sites hold downloadable works, while other include articles, commentary and further links on the philosopher in question. This list is a useful reference source, though clearly the quality of the sites it links to varies enormously. Again, part of Peter J. King's 'Philosophy Around the Web' guide.

SKEPTICS SOCIETY The Skeptics Society is a scientific and educational organization of scholars, scientists, historians, magicians, professors and teachers, and anyone curious about controversial ideas, extraordinary claims, revolutionary ideas and the promotion of science. Our mission is to serve as an educational tool for those seeking clarification and viewpoints on those controversial ideas and claims.

Society for Scientific Exploration The Society for Scientific Exploration publishes the Journal of Scientific Exploration and runs this supporting web site. This seems to me the best source of information on the scientific study of psi phenomena.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Search Table of Contents A to Z of philosophers, theories, and terms. A developing dynamic encyclopedia with each entry maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts.

Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies Includes an index of logical fallacies, logic books, and logic resources on the web. By Stephen Downes

The American Philosophical Association  The American Philosophical Association is the main professional organization for philosophers in the United States. Founded in 1900, its mission is to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline.

The Epistemology Page this site is maintained by Keith DeRose, Professor of Philosophy
at Yale University

The Epistemology Research Guide this site is maintained by Dr. Keith Korcz, instructor of philosophy
at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a very helpful site and a good
starting place for epistemological research

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Choose a letter to search from Table of Contents A-Z. Also searchable by Timeline, Philosophy Text Collection, or Key Words.

The Ism Book. A brief guide to philosophy in the form of a dictionary. Branches of Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Aesthetics, and Politics. Types of Isms: Tradition, Movement, School, Doctrine, Principle, Idea, Theory, System, Approach.

The Notebook for Contemporary Continental Philosophy (Scott Moore, Baylor University)

The Polanyi Society from the site:  The Polanyi Society is a scholarly organization whose members are interested in the thought of Michael Polanyi, a scientist and philosopher who lived from 1891 to Yale University

The Pragmatism Cybrary Sections include: History ; Genealogies ; Library of Living Pragmatists ; Web Companion ; Bibliographies ; Centers ; Graduate Programs ; Internet Discussion Lists ; Conferences ; Publishers and Journals. By John Shook

TPM Online. The Philosophers' Magazine on the Net. Articles organized into categories: News and Reports, Feature articles, Essays, Conference Reports, Open Debate, Primers (short articles set out the basics, e.g. snapshots of philosophers), Reviews. Also  TPM Online Discussion Board I think you'll find some very sane and calm individuals here (and the odd nutter, no doubt), who are actually talking about philosophy - a rare combination for a philosophy discussion board. The discussions are moderated, and the debates can be quite engaging, whether as a participant or as an innocent bystander.

University of Chicago Philosophy Project "This project seeks to provide a forum for electronically mediated scholarly discussion of philosophical works."

Virtual Religion Index  Designed by Mahlon H. Smith, Rutgers University. This guide to religion aims to speed research by featuring a selective mix of links to homepages, indexes, and documents. The brief, informative annotations by Mahlon make this a useful guide, especially for undergraduates.

What is Reality? "An introduction to philosophy and logic with a view to educate in an informal and entertaining manner regarding issues of the scope, impact and relevance of one's personal worldview; Plus Features: The Hall of "-Isms": Essays on systems impacting contemporary culture, Quotations, Trivia, Philosophy Quiz, Book Reviews, Music Recommendations, Fallacy of the Day, Links and More!"
By Wayne June

What is Reality?.net A site with 'attitude'. This site strikes a nice balance, achieving a 'light' tone (you'll see what I mean when you visit it) while providing some good general essays on aspects of philosophical discourse, and a multitude of thought-provoking philosophical quotations. Worth a visit for those who think that 'serious' philosophers have to be uniformly 'serious' in every sense of the word. The only downside is, the graphics can be slow to load up, especially for those of us still suffering from primitive communication technology.

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Philosophy Hosted by the University of Bristol, this virtual library site draws heavily on the Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) Internet Catalogue for its links. These include many philosophy-specific high quality Internet resources, each selected and described by academic librarians and subject specialists.

Worldwide Philosophy Resourcess "A service for the online network of worldwide philosophers." Indices of links to websites and books. (The latter is based on Readers might like to note that the IBS as covers all Amazon sites, albeit only for Berkeleian books!).

Yahoo Philosopher Links Alphabetical index of philosophers. Click on an entry to view a set of links to philosophy sites and text resources for the philosopher in question. Includes both ancient, medieval and modern philosophers. Over 150 philosophers are indexed.