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Links to Philosophical & Related Web Sites

Philosophy: Discussion Groups, Organizations

The Washington Philosophy Meetup Group
This is the now-defunct seed-group of the Washington Philosophy Circle,
which severed its relationship when meetup.com began charging fees for its services in May 2005.
Note also other relevant local meetups.

Café Philo DC Dialogue discussion list
Yahoo group associated with the Washington DC Café Philo

Bernard Roy & Café Philo
Philosophy for the Masses, a growing international movement

Café Philo (New York)
Site under development

Linked to the Café Philo movement

Philos Philosophy Cafes: in brief
The Café Philo movement, in English

Philos: Cafés Philo: INACTIVE
The Café Philo movement, in French, with links to Cafés Philo in various countries

Society for Philosophical Inquiry
Philosophy for the masses, featuring Socrates Cafes and Philosophers Clubs

Philosophy for All
Philosophy for the masses, a British organization

Big Ideas
Philosophy for the people, in London

Café Scientifique
Scientific discussion for the masses

I Love Philosophy.com
Discussion forums et al

You ask. Philosophers answer.

Ask a Philosopher

ICPIC - International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children

The Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children

The American Philosophical Association

Philosophy: Magazines

Philosophy Now: A Magazine of Ideas
Philosophy for the masses, with calendars of events internationally.
Has a discussion board on the site as well as a yahoo group.

TPM Online: The Philosophers' Magazine on the Net
Philosophy for the masses, also from the UK, with articles, events, discussions, links

Talking Philosophy - The Philosophers' Magazine Blog

The Examined Life On-Line Philosophy Journal
Also has discussion forums

Philosophy Pathways e-journal

Hermenaut: independent philosophical zine

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias Online (Freely Accessible)

Meta-Encyclopedia of Philosophy
This site is out of order. It can be found via the Wayback Machine: but only some of the the cross-links are functional. Sources:

(R) Dagobert D. Runes (ed.), Dictionary of Philosophy, 1942
(I) Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
(S) Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
(M) Dictionary of the Philosophy of Mind
(B) The Ism Book
(C) The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)
(N) A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Dictionary of the History of Ideas
An important reference source, now online & searchable (except for Vol. 5: Index). This page links to 4 of the 5 volumes.

Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind

FOLDOP | Dizionario di Filosofia | Home Page
Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy (2006)

A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names by Garth Kemerling

Glossary (The Information Philosopher)

Interdisciplinary Encyclopaedia of Religion and Science
Useful material, but note the bias of the site.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is also an excellent source.
Look up a specific topic or see Category:Philosophy for broad categories.

Resources/Research in Philosophy

Internet Philosopher (Tour guide to philosophy on the net)

Internet for History and Philosophy of Science

Philosophy News Service

Philosopher’s Digest
"Timely Reviews of Current Philosophy Articles"
(reviews of technical articles on analytical & moral philosophy)

EpistemeLinks.com: For Philosophy Resources on the Internet

Intute: Arts and Humanities - Philosophy

PHILWEB: Philosophy Resources On- & Off-line

PhilPapers: Online research in philosophy
Launched 28 January 2009

Philosophy Now - Links

Erratic Impact! The Philosophy Research Base

SOSIG: Philosophy

Philosophy in Cyberspace (Monash)
Last updated in 2001

Philosophy of A-Z
eclectic links to interesting and unusual philosophy pages on the web

Pathways school of philosophy

Wiki by Warren Allen Smith

The Galilean Library
Community-driven learning resource

The Value of Knowledge: A Miniature Library of Philosophy
Andy Blunden's unique guide to the development of modern philosophy and its relation to society and the sciences

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet by Peter Suber
Lat updated 16 Feb 2003, but some excellent resources here

Psyche's Links: 15000++ Links to Esoteric Subjects on the Web: Philosophy and Philosophers: Philosophical Studies: from psyche.com

Athenaeum Library of Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Self-Knowledge
Thematically organized, includes famed writers and philosophers of western civilization

Philosophy Pages

Philosophyarchive.com: The philosophy archive

The Philosophy Shop

Island of Freedom

thebigview.com - Pondering the Big Questions
Discussion board, downloads, links . . .
bird's-eye view of Buddhism, Greek philosophy, Space-Time, Tao Te Ching, Mind & Consciousness, et al

Philosophy Professor

What are the best philosophy resources? (Smart QandA)

Les philosophes n'ont fait qu'interprčter le monde... [in French]

"Philosophical Influence: Statistically Determined" by Andrew Chrucky

Philosophy of __________; __________ of Philosophers by Andrew Chrucky

Some Texts from Early Modern Philosophy

Primers, Introductions, Popular Works

Three Minute Philosophy

The Lighter Side of Philosophy

OxygenThieves (blog)
Philosophy for the twentysomething slacker

Philosophical Humor site (David Chalmers)


Famous Philosophers and How They Were First Discovered by Mike Sacks

Great Thoughts in the History of Western Philosophy (On the Subject of Family Matters) by Thomas Gallick

Nietzsche's Angel Food Cake by Rebecca Coffey

Plato's Allegory of the Cave, as Explained by Popeye to Bluto by Anthony Gini

The Unofficial Monty Python Home Page

The Unofficial Monty Python Home Page: Sound Page
I recommend philosophical songs "Bruces' Philosophers Song," "The Galaxy Song," "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," "Every Sperm is Sacred."

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life: Part IV: Middle Age
Ordering a philosophical argument for two

Monty Python's Life of Brian: Scene 31
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Critical Thinking
(Information also on External links page, but
see comprehensive web page
Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking: A Guide)

Critical Thinking On The Web (Tim van Gelder)

Foundation for Critical Thinking

The Reasoning Page

Resources for Independent Thinking

PACTISS.org - Philosophers and Critical Thinkers in Senior Schools

How to Think and Evaluate Information: A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking by Greg R. Haskins

Butterflies and Wheels: Fighting Fashionable Nonsense


Alan Sokal Archive of the "Social Text Affair"

Informal Logic (Journal)
Reasoning and Argumentation in Theory and Practice

Professional & Intellectual Life

Disciplined Minds Web Site
Jeff Schmidt: "A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives"

Announcements & Articles on Activities in Popular Philosophy

APA Online Special Announcement: 12/27/03 Café Philo DC: "What is the Relation Between Abstract Thought and Wisdom?"
The APA's Eastern Division Meeting coincided with R. Dumain's program on Wisdom and Abstract Thought for Café Philo DC (whose purpose and history are outlined here).

Surveys of Key Philosophical Questions

Metaphilosophy Themes and Questions: A Personal List by Peter Suber (2000)

The Problem of Beginning by Peter Suber (2001)

Philosophy Ideas Database



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