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Research Guide to Philosophy: Web Sources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching philosophy


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A comprehensive resource for philosophy on the Internet, providing thousands of links categorized by philosopher, topic, and resource type

Foundation for Critical Thinking
The Foundation seeks to promote essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fairminded critical thinking

Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper
Philosophical writing is different from the writing you'll be asked to do in other courses...

A History of Ideas
BBC Radio 4, big questions and theories explained in under two minutes; animations voiced by Harry Shearer, Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, and Aidan Turner

History of Philosophy without Any Gaps
In podcasts, Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy

In Our Time: Philosophy
Archived episodes of the BBC 4 radio show that focus on philosophy and philosophers

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Professional philosophy articles from all areas of philosophy

Philosopher's Imprint
Free, refereed electronic philosophy journal, edited by philosophy faculty at the University of Michigan

Philosophy Basics
Introduction to philosophy from Joshua May, Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama Birmingham

Philosophy Now: A Magazine of Ideas
Articles on all aspects of Western philosophy, as well as book reviews, letters, news, cartoons, and the occasional short story; four complimentary articles per month

Practical Ethics
Daily ethical analysis of news events

Sophia Project
To provide the newcomer to the field of philosophy with the assistance that he or she needs to read great philosophical works

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research

TED Talk

Dan Dennett: Ants, terrorism, and the awesome power of memes

Starting with the simple tale of an ant, philosopher Dan Dennett unleashes a devastating salvo of ideas, making a powerful case for the existence of memes -- concepts that are literally alive (15:27). 

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