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A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

Philosophy is at times considered inaccessible to many individuals, and some people have a distinct aversion to the entire subject. Garth Kemerling, who holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Iowa, has done a fine job of offering a remedy to this problem by creating this online dictionary of philosophical terms and names. While Mr. Kemerling makes it clear that not every single...
American Philosophical Society

Started in 1743 by no less of an Enlightenment personage than Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society (APS) has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years. The APS "promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community...
American Transcendentalism Web

Maintained by Professor Ann Woodlief at Virginia Commonwealth University, this site was created to serve as a gathering place for information and primary documents about the transcendentalist movement in American literature and philosophy during the 19th century. Along with profiles of some of the main persons associated with the movement, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, the...
Ask Philosophers

From time to time, all of us have wondered to ourselves any number of philosophical questions, ranging from "What is love?" to "How can we know what is true?" These are both very compelling questions, and most people probably would like to know a bit more about each one of these queries. Fortunately, the year 2005 saw the launch of this website, whose dictum is "You Ask. Philosophers answer."...

Utilizing technology generated by the University of Southampton, Cogprints is an electronic archive for self-archive papers in a number of scientific areas of study. Some of these areas include psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, numerous areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, anthropology, and several others. Currently, the archive contains over 1200 papers ranging from 1950 to 2004....
D. Anthony Storm's Site on Kierkegaard

Created and maintained by D. Anthony Storm, a Web designer by trade but philosophy scholar at heart, this attractive and informative site on the nineteenth century existentialist philosopher Soren Aabye Kierkegaard makes use of both interests. The heart of the site is a collection of commentaries on all of Kierkegaard's works, browseable via a collection of abstracts or directly by the title of...
Institute of Arts and Ideas

The Institute of Arts and Ideas (IAI) was founded in 2008 "with the aim of rescuing philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and returning it to big ideas and putting them at the centre of culture." Today, the IAI sponsors a series of short videos, often featuring panel discussions (which can be browsed via IAI Player); an online magazine featuring a range of essays (IAI News);...
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Logical Paradoxes

For those who believe the Web fosters only barely mindful surfing, we offer the following site as counterargument. Not to be confused with fallacies are paradoxes: "a puzzling conclusion we seem to be driven towards by our reasoning, but which is highly counterintuitive, nevertheless" -- also known as brainteasers for logicians. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (see the August 14, 1998 ...
Investigating Atheism

With their website, Investigating Atheism, the University of Cambridge hopes to add some clarity to the subject. Despite the attention recent books on atheism have received, they have had a mixed reception from the religious communities and from fellow atheists and agnostics. The goal of the site is to "set these contemporary "God Wars" in their historical context, and to offer a range of...
Philosophy Research Base

Danne Polk, an instructor in the Department of Philosophy at Villanova University, has meticulously compiled and annotated the numerous resources in the Philosophy Research Base. This extensive metasite emphasizes the work of western continental philosophers but also includes diverse sections on subjects such as British and American philosophy, non-western philosophy, environmental philosophy,...
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