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General

Portal

PhilPapers (David Bourget and David Chalmers, General Editors)
Recommended Resources in Philosophy (The American Philosophical Association
Philosophy portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

philosophy : (1) pursuit of wisdom (2) a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means (3) an analysis of the grounds of and concepts expressing fundamental beliefs (4) a system of philosophical concepts (5) a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought (6) the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group — Webster

Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names (Garth Kemerling, Philosophy Pages)
Philosophy Dictionaries and Glossaries (Peter Suber, Guide to Philosophy on the Internet)

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. — Wikipedia

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopædia Britannica

Introduction

What is Philosophy? (Steve Palmquist, The Tree of Philosophy)

Outline

An Outline Of Philosophy (Bertrand Russell, Internet Archive)
Outline of Philosophy (Wikipedia)

Search

Philosophy (Search Engine Guide), WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Foundation

Philosophy

The Philosophy of Philosophy (Timothy Williamson)
Philosophical research online: Metaphilosophy (Jonathan Ichikawa, PhilPapers)
Contemporary Metaphilosophy (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Metaphilosophy (Wikipedia)

System

What Constitutes a Philosophical System? (Tim Lacy, Society for US Intellectual History)

Preservation

History

Crash Course Philosophy (Hank Green)

History of Philosophy without any gaps (Peter Adamson, History of Philosophy)
A History of Philosophy YouTube Channel (Arthur Holmes, Wheaton College)
Ancient, Medieval, Oriental Philosophy arranged according to Dewey Decimal Classification (Bill Lawson)
History of Philosophy (Wikipedia) (Categories)

Quotation

Philosophy Quotations (Peter Suber, Guide to Philosophy on the Internet)
Quotations Page

Museum

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 (Harvard Art Museums)
What Would Be in a Philosophy Museum? (Justin Weinberg, Daily Nous)
At Philosophy Museum, Please Feed the Mind (The New York Times)

Library

A Guide to Philosophy in the Library of Congress Classification (John R. Shook)
Harvard Robbins Library of Philosophy
WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Teaching Children Philosophy
Philosophy for Children
Center for Philosophy for Children (University of Washington)

Teaching Philosophy (PhilPapers)
Philosophy Courses, Syllabi, Teaching & Learning (Peter Suber, Guide to Philosophy on the Internet)
Study Guide for Students of Philosophy (Garth Kemerling, Philosophy Pages)

Course

The Tree of Philosophy: A Course of Introductory Lectures (Stephen Palmquist)
A History of Ideas: A 60-part radio series (The Open University)
Philosophy Podcasts (LearnOutLoud.com)
Linguistics and Philosophy (MIT Open Courseware)

Community

Occupation

Career Resources (American Philosophical Association)
Jobs for Philosophers (American Philosophical Association)
Jobs for Philosophers (PhilJobs)
Jobs (Peter Suber, Guide to Philosophy on the Internet)

Event

PhilEvents (Conferences, CFPs, and seminars in philosophy)

Organization

Philosophical Associations and Societies (Peter Suber, Guide to Philosophy on the Internet)
Philosophy Associations and Societies (American Philosophical Association)
American Philosophical Association
Society for Applied Philosophy
Philosophy Documentation Center

Blog

Blogs and Podcasts (American Philosophical Association)
Philosophical Weblogs Directory (David Chalmers)
Daily Nous (Justin Weinberg)
The Philosopher’s Zone (Joe Gelonesi)

Forum

PHILOS-L Listserv

News

Journal of the American Philosophical Association
Philosophical research online (David Bourget and David Chalmers, General Editors, PhilPapers)
Philosophers’ Imprint (University of Michigan Library)
The Philosophers’ Magazine
Philosophy News

Book

Philosophy Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg), ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun

Three Minute Philosophy (YouTube Channel)

The Philosophical Lexicon (Daniel Dennett and Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen)
The Causes of death of philosophers (D. H. Mellor)
Philosophy Humor Links (Peter Suber, Guide to Philosophy on the Internet)
Philosophical Humor (David Chalmers, Philosophy Pages)

Game

Philospohy Games (The Philosophers’ Magazine)

Arts

Philsophy of Art vs. Aesthetics (Christopher S. Nwodo, The British Journal of Aesthetics)

Fiction

Worlds Of Speculative Fiction: Philosophical Themes (Gregory B. Sadler, YouTube Channel)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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  • Formoso, Raquel Ferrández : Philosophical...
    on April 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    In _Luces en el Camino: Filosofía y Ciencias Sociales en Tiempos de Desconcierto._ Madrid: Dykinson. pp. 74-91. 2021 In a recent work entitled You must change your life, Peter Sloterdijk explores the practising nature of philosophy and predicts the return of the “immunological”. There is currently a growing demand for anthropotechnics able to strengthen our immune-symbolic system (i.e. mental and physical methods that protect us against uncertainty, anguish, and death). The […]

  • Lichtenstein, Eli I. : Classical Form or Modern...
    on April 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    _Journal of Nietzsche Studies_ 52 (1):105-134. 2021 Nietzsche sometimes praises the drive to order—to simplify, organize, and draw clear boundaries—as expressive of a vital "classical" style, or an Apollonian artistic drive to calmly contemplate forms displaying "epic definiteness and clarity." But he also sometimes harshly criticizes order, as in the pathological dialectics or "logical schematism" that he associates paradigmatically with Socrates. I challenge a tradition that interprets […]

  • Kiesewetter, Benjamin : Are epistemic reasons...
    on April 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    _Noûs_. forthcoming According to a widely held view, epistemic reasons are normative reasons for belief – much like prudential or moral reasons are normative reasons for action. In recent years, however, an increasing number of authors have questioned the assumption that epistemic reasons are normative. In this article, I discuss an important challenge for anti-normativism about epistemic reasons and present a number of arguments in support of normativism. The challenge for anti-normativism […]

  • Townsend, Leo : Discursive Injustice and the...
    on April 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    In Leo Townsend, Preston Stovall & Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), _The Social Institution of Discursive Norms_. New York: pp. 248-263. forthcoming Recent feminist philosophy of language has highlighted the ways that the speech of women can be unjustly impeded, because of the way their gender affects the uptake their speech receives. In this chapter, I explore how similar processes can undermine the speech of a different sort of speaker: Indigenous communities. This involves focusing on […]

  • Rioux-Beaulne, Mitia : Réinventer le langage du...
    on April 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    In _Le sentiment de l'existence. Lectures des Rêveries du promeneur solitaire de Rousseau_. Paris, France: pp. 127-140. 2021 Dans cette contribution, nous nous penchons sur la figure du bonheur paradoxal qui, dans les "Rêveries du promeneur solitaire" de Rousseau, se définit au sein d’un jeu de tensions multiples. Si le bonheur exige la solitude, il est toujours hanté par l’altérité ; si sa source est en soi-même, il ne cesse toutefois de dépendre de circonstances […]


Philosophers' Imprint Philosophers' Imprint

  • On the Ultimate Origination of Things
    by David Gunn on January 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Why does the universe exist rather than not exist? And why is it the way that it is and not otherwise? Some philosophers have contended that it is reasonable to ask such questions even if the universe is eternal, or held to be so. And some, Leibniz for instance, have claimed in addition that such questions can never be satisfactorily answered by looking to the universe itself, but only by acknowledging the reality of an extramundane and absolutely necessary being as the ultimate origin of […]

  • Does Identity Politics Reinforce Oppression?
    by Katherine Ritchie on January 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Identity politics has been critiqued in various ways. One central problem — the Reinforcement Problem — claims that identity politics reinforces groups rooted in oppression, thereby undermining its own liberatory aims. Here I consider two versions of the problem — one psychological and one metaphysical. I defang the first by drawing on work in social psychology. I then argue that careful consideration of the metaphysics of social groups and of the practice of identity politics provides […]

  • Modelling Temporal Assertions for Global...
    by Naoyuki Kajimoto on January 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Global directional eliminativists deny that there is any global direction to time. This paper provides a way to understand everyday temporal assertions — assertions made outside the physics or metaphysics rooms, the truth of which appears to require that time has a global direction — on the assumption that global directional eliminativism is true.

  • The Meaning of 'Life's Meaning'
    by Michael M. Prinzing on January 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Life’s meaning is a deeply important yet perplexing topic. It is often unclear what people are talking about when they talk about life having "meaning". This paper attempts to clarify things by articulating a schema for understanding claims about meaning. It defends a theory according to which X means Y iff Y is a correct interpretation of X—i.e., if Y is a correct answer to an interpretive question, Z. I argue that this (perhaps surprising) claim has impressive explanatory power. […]

  • Cudworth on Freewill
    by Matthew A. Leisinger on January 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    In his unpublished freewill manuscripts, Ralph Cudworth seeks to complete the project that he begins in The True Intellectual System of the Universe (1678) by arguing for an account of human liberty that avoids the opposing poles of necessitarianism and indifferency. I argue that Cudworth’s account rests upon a crucial distinction between the will and the power of freewill. Whereas we necessarily will the greater apparent good, freewill is a more fundamental power by which we endeavour to […]


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  • Vaccination
    by paulp@philosophynews.com on April 23, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    In the fall, I contracted COVID and it was the sickest I have been in my life. Not being a member of the ruling class, I had to rely solely on my immune system to get through it. I obviously did not die but seemed to have some lasting effects: persistent fatigue and breathing issues. These made running challenging, but it is likely that my years of running contributed to my ability to get through COVID. When the vaccines became available to older Americans, I waited my turn. Florida eventually […]

  • Months into World War I, both George Bernard Shaw...
    by paulp@philosophynews.com on April 23, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Months into World War I, both George Bernard Shaw and Thomas Mann wrote essays on the conflict. A lifetime of controversy ensued   Continue reading . . . News source: Arts & Letters Daily Click the title to visit philosophynews.com for more

  • “The first printed miscellany of English...
    by paulp@philosophynews.com on April 22, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    “The first printed miscellany of English poetry,” which had “mouldered in manuscript,” Songes and Sonettes paved the way for modern anthologies Continue reading . . . News source: Arts & Letters Daily Click the title to visit philosophynews.com for more

  • After the Verdict: American Racism
    by paulp@philosophynews.com on April 22, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Former police officer Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. What once seemed impossible, the conviction of a white officer for the murder of a black American, has become a reality. While this marks an important historic change, it has only happened once. And it only happened in the face of overwhelming evidence and against the background of ongoing protest against police violence against citizens. After the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 there […]

  • Has Technology Changed the Moral Rules Regarding...
    by paulp@philosophynews.com on April 21, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Did the invention of the pill change the social moral rules about premarital sex?We all face decision problems in our daily lives. We have preferences and we have options. These options come with different ratios of costs and benefits, measured relative to our preferences. If we are broadly rational, we will tend to pick the options in which the benefits outweigh the costs — if not in the short term then at least in the long-term. These preferred options will become our personal norms. But we […]