Philosophy Links
 
 
 



 
 

Below are a number of links to interesting Internet sites relevant to philosophy. The links are organized by topic. For the most part, I have tried to select the best pages I thought my students would enjoy (or at least find useful).


  next to a link indicates a site aimed more at professional researchers than a curious public.

N.B.: I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information on the following sites!
 
 


 
 

Table of Contents

A. REFERENCE
 

1. Interesting General Philosophy Web Pages

2. Philosophical Organizations

3. Online Reference Works on Philosophy

4. Philosophy Search Engines & Links

5. Guides To Contemporary Philosophy Papers Online


B. VALUE THEORY
 

1. Theoretical Ethics

2. Applied Ethics

a. General
b. Abortion
c. Animal Rights
d. Bioethics
e. Censorship
f. Cloning
g. Death Penalty
h. Engineering Ethics
i. Environmental Ethics
j. Euthanasia
k. Hallucinogenic Drugs
l. Professional Ethics
m. Prostitution
n. Sexual Orientation
o. Stem Cell Research
3. Political Philosophy

4. Philosophy of Law

C. THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
1. Epistemology

2. Philosophy of Science


D. METAPHYSICS

1. General

2. Philosophy of Religion and Atheism

3. Philosophy of Mind

4. Personal Identity

5. Abstract Objects

6. Ontology

7. Causality

8. Philosophy Of Language

9. Free Will

E. HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
 
1. Ancient

2. Modern

3. Existentialism & Phenomenology

4. Pragmatism

5. 20th Century Analytic

6. Web Pages Dedicated To Famous Philosophers In History

a. Links to Sites About Numerous Philosophers
b. Classic Philosophy Texts Online
c. Links Organized by Philosopher
Aquinas
Aristotle
Bayle, Pierre
Bentham, Jeremy
Berkeley, George
Brentano, Franz
Condorcet, Marquis De
Descartes, Rene
Frege, Gottlob
Hobbes, Thomas
Hume, David
James, William
Kant, Immanuel
Kierkegaard, Soren
La Mettrie, Julien de
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Locke, John
Marx, Karl
Mersenne, Marin
Mill, John Stuart
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Peirce, C. S.
Plato
Priestley, Joseph
Reid, Thomas
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Russell, Bertrand
Spinoza, Baruch
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Wittgenstein, Ludwig
F. LOGIC & CRITICAL THINKING
 

G. MISCELLANEOUS
 

1. Philosophy From Around The World

2. Information About Philosophy Departments

3. The Philosopher's Song (Monty Python)

4. (Attempts at) Philosophical Humor

5. University Of Louisiana at Lafayette Philosophy Department
 



A. REFERENCE
 

1. Fun General Philosophy Web Pages
The Philosopher's Magazine
Zeno's Coffeehouse (Puzzles and Paradoxes)
The Window: Philosophy On The Web

Philosophy Talk - radio program with downloadable episodes, with two philosophy professors from Stanford! Excellent productions.

2. Philosophical Organizations
 
The American Philosophical Association


3. Online Reference Works on Philosophy
 

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Meta-Encyclopedia of Philosophy - compare entries from various online encyclopedias.

A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

 

4. Philosophy Search Engines & Links

Philosophy Around The Web

The Philosophy Research Base

Research Institute for the Humanities - Philosophy Page - contains an especially extensive set of links to sites devoted to particular philosophers.
 

5. Guides To Contemporary Philosophy Papers Online  
philpapers - a large database of philosophy papers.

Evans' Experientialism - huge library of books and papers online

Chalmers' List of Individuals With Online Papers

Online Papers from the faculty at NYU

The Paideia Project - Contains hundreds of philosophy papers online from the 20th  World Congress of Philosophy.

Papers Presented to the 1998 Philosophy of Science Association - contains over 60 papers in philosophy of science.

Research Seminar on Language and Philosophy of Mind - contains several papers by some of the top people in the field.

Front for the Mathematics Archive - Logic - contains papers in logic.

The Logic Group Preprint Series

Philosophy of Language Links - online papers in philosophy of language!

The Epistemology Research Guide
 
 

B. VALUE THEORY
 
1. Theoretical Ethics
Ethics Updates

Utilitarian.org - a site devoted to Utilitarianism!

Utilitarianism Resources

Is Morality a Matter of Taste? by Theodore Schick, Jr. - a brief article on Moral Relativism

A Practical Guide to Ethical Theory - by Richard Field


2. Applied Ethics
 

a. General
Ethics Updates - contains an enormous amount of information on philosophical approaches to applied ethics, including pages on virtually all the topics listed below. A "must see"!

Applied Ethics Resources On The Web

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Contains numerous articles in various areas of applied ethics.

Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality - pro and con links to numerous ethical issues regarding sexuality

ACLU Home Page - contains a wide array of information re: civil rights issues.

ReligiousTolerance.org - an excellent source of information on both sides of moral issues. See the Hot Topics sections.

BBC Ethics Pages - summarizes numerous arguments on various issues.

 

b. Abortion
National Right To Life

National Abortion Rights Action League

ACLU page on reproductive rights - access to numerous links and legal information.

Abortionfacts.com - arguments from an anti-abortion perspective

The Alan Guttmacher Institute - articles from the journal Family Planning Perspectives and other resources are avaliable online.

CDC - Surveillance and Research on Abortion - govt. statistics

"Partial Birth Abortions" - info. on both sides of the issue.

Ethics Updates page on abortion - papers and other resources

Links to some pro-life articles by philosophers

c. Animal Rights
FarmSanctuary.org - pro-animal rights

Animal Rights Library - a large collection of classic and contemporary philosophy articles

People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA)

Foundation For Biomedical Research (Pro-animal use)

Animal Welfare Information Center - govt. agency provides lots of information

Humane Society of the United States - a useful resource!

About.com's Animal Rights section

d. Bioethics
Bioethics.net
e. Censorship
National Coalition Against Censorship

Morality in Media

Index on Censorship - online magazine devoted to censorship

Most Frequently Challenged Books

f. Cloning
Bioarts.com

g. Death Penalty
 
"The Case Against The Death Penalty" by Hugo Adam Bedau

ACLU Page (Anti-Death Penalty)

Pro-Death Penalty.com

Death Penalty Information Center

Bureau of Justice Statistics Capital Punishment Page - government stat.s re: the death penalty in the U.S.

h. Engineering Ethics
The Online Ethics Center For Engineering And Science
i. Environmental Ethics
International Society For Environmental Ethics


j. Euthanasia

ERGO (Pro-Euthanasia Site)

Euthanasia.com (Anti-Euthanasia Site)

Assisted Suicide: The Philosopher's Brief
Written by six of the best moral philosophers writing today (Ronald Dworkin, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Robert Nozick, Thomas Nagel, John Rawls and Thomas Scanlon), this article was filed as an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court.
Patient's Rights Council - opposed to euthanasia

k. Hallucinogenic Drugs  
Drug Policy Alliance (pro-legalization)

Stop The Drug War (pro-legalization)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (government agency)

Office of National Drug Control Policy (government agency)

Drug Watch International - (anti-legalization)

National Drug Strategy Network

National Families In Action (anti-legalization)

Web of Addictions (anti-legalization)

NORML - group favors legalization of marijuana - site contains lots of info.
 

l. Professional Ethics
Business Ethics Resources on the WWW
Institute For Global Ethics
LegalEthics.com

Ethics Operationalized - practical advice for the workplace.
m. Prostitution
Prostitute's Education Network

Report of the San Francisco Task Force On Prostitution

Prostitution Research and Education
 

n. Sexual Orientation
 
(1) General
Lesbian and Gay Rights (ACLU)

Human Rights Campaign - offers current information about political figures' gay rights record as well as statistics and arguments.

Family Research Council - against homosexuality

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund - gay rights organization

Sexual Orientation: Science, Education and Policy - contains a number of articles by psychologist Gregory Herek.

American Psychological Association Q & A

(2) Same-Sex Marriages
Bibliography of Same-Sex Marriage - includes links to on-line resources

Pew Forum on Gay Marriage

Same-Sex Marriages - info. on both sides

Issue Report on Same-Sex Marriage - from the National Organization for Women

The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage - from PBS

(3) Health Issues

HIV Insite - Includes an extensive online textbook about AIDS.

(4) Conversion "Therapy"

Position of the American Psychiatric Association on Conversion Therapy for Homosexuals & Other Issues

NARTH Home Page (pro-conversion therapy - contains lots of articles)

2009 APA Report

Herek's page on Conversion Therapy

Religioustolerance.org provides extensive discussion of both sides of the conversion therapy issue.

o. Stem Cell Research
 
Stem Cell Information - from the National Institutes of Health

American Association for the Advancement of Science Resources - on stem cell research

Stem Cell Research News - a newsletter devoted to all aspects of stem cell research

Do No Harm - opposing use of stem cells

Article from Harvard Health Policy Review - gives an overview of the issues

AMA Page on stem-cell research

Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity - opposes use of stem cells

3. Political Philosophy

Marxism Page

Filosofia Politica


C. THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
 
1. Epistemology
The Epistemology Research Guide by Keith Korcz

The Epistemology Page by Keith DeRose

2. Philosophy of Science
Kelley Ross' papers On Philosophy Of Science

The Karl Popper Web

Course Notes From A Class in Philosophy of Science


D. METAPHYSICS

1. General
What Is Metaphysics?

Beyond Experience - A complete introductory metaphysics textbook by a well respected figure in the field available online!

 

2. Philosophy of Religion & Atheism
 
(a) General Philosophy of Religion
Papers on-line by Alvin Plantinga, Peter van Inwagen and John Martin Fischer.

Philosophy of Religion Info page - an on-line guide to issues in Philosophy of Religion and recommended books.

William Lane Craig's home page contains numerous pro-theistic articles he has written, and transcripts of debates.

The Secular Web - includes a huge on-line library.

Pro-Christian Philosophy From Leadership University - lots of on-line articles.

Scott Moore's Page (Contains lots of links to papers online)

World Union of Deists

Berggren's Atheism Page - contains a number of useful links.

Philo - journal with several articles online

Peter Kreeft - a Christian Apologetics site, includes some clearly laid out arguments.

Ars Disputandi - an on-line journal of philosophy of religion.


(b) Humanist & Atheist Organizations

American Humanist Association

The Council For Secular Humanism

Corliss Lamont Website

American Atheists

Biblical America Resistance Front (BARF)

Positive Atheism

Freethought Debater

(c) Creationism and Evolution
Science and Creationism: A View From the National Academy of Sciences - a terrific resource!

The Talk Origins Archive - a huge amount of information!

The Institute For Creation Research

Answers In Genesis - many articles from their Creation magazine are available online.

No Answers In Genesis

The Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Lots of great links!

Intelligent Design? A Special Report from Natural History Magazine - presents brief articles by creationists along with rebuttals.

Creationism.org

Creation Research Society

Darwinism: Science or Philosophy? - papers from a symposium

National Center For Science Education - contains online pamphlets arguing against creationism as well as updates on current legal battles to get creationism taught in schools.

Understanding Evolution - very accessible discussion of evolution.

Victor Stenger's Home Page - contains some articles and a book in progress regarding creationism, from a former physics prof.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Evolution Page

Information about the International Flat Earth Society.

(d) Psychology of Religion
Psychology of Religion Page
(e) Religious Resources
ReligiousTolerance.org - information about many religions and religious issues

Internet Guide to Religion - huge collection of annotated links

The Catholic Encyclopedia - the 1908 edition online, dated but still contains lots of useful material!

Vatican website

Southern Baptist Convention website

Theology Library - links organized by topic covering many religious traditions

IslamiCity.com

(f) Biblical Criticism
The Jesus Seminar Home Page - as discussed in class - the site is under construction, but contains some useful links.

The Skeptic's Annotated Bible - an online Bible with skeptical commentary.

Biblical Archeology Society - includes a few selected on-line papers from its publications.

TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism - articles on-line.

NT Gateway - a huge set of links devoted to the New Testament - includes many on-line papers!

The Bible and Interpretation


(g) Miscellaneous

Shroud Of Turin Website

Religioustolerance.org provides a huge array of information regarding different religions, their stances on various moral issues, etc.

Religion-Online.org - a huge collection of texts

Virtual Religion Index provides a detailed organization of links to sites relevant to religion.

3. Philosophy of Mind
 
The Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind

A History of the Mind-Body Problem from Descartes to James

Zombies On The Web
 

4. Personal Identity
On-Line Papers on Personal Identity
5. Abstract Objects

  The Metaphysics Research Lab

6. Ontology

Buffalo Ontology Links Site

Ontology - A Resource Guide for Philosophers

7. Causation

8. Philosophy Of Language

Philosophy of Language Links - online papers in philosophy of language!

The Ultimate Wittgenstein On Rules And Private Language
 

9. Free Will
The Determinism and Freedom Philosophy Website - excellent set of resources by Ted Honderich

Chalmers' list of papers on free will available online

Lecture notes on free will and determinism by Norman Swartz

"Who's Afraid of Determinism?" - an article by Christopher Taylor and Daniel Dennett

E. HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
1. Ancient Philosophy
The Philosophy Garden (Epicurus and Lucretius)

Pre-Socratic Philosophy
 

2. Modern Philosophy
History of Western Philosophy From 1492 - 1776

The European Enlightenment

The West: Enlightenment to Present - extensive materials for a history course.

3. Existentialism & Phenomenology
The Realm Of Existentialism

The Center For Advanced Research In Phenomenology

TheCry.com

4. Pragmatism
Pragmatism Cybrary
5. 20th Century Analytic
Hist-Analytic - contains links to numerous articles and other resources.


6. Web Pages Dedicated To Famous Philosophers In History

 
a. Links to Sites About Numerous Philosophers
Island of Freedom - Philosophers
Kemmerling's Philosophers Page

The Window Philosophers Page

International Association for Scottish Philosophy

b. Classic Philosophy Texts Online
Writings of various modern philosophers

The Online Books Page (Philosophy)

The Internet Classics Archive

The Perseus Project - specializes in ancient philosophy. 

Early Modern Texts - with modernized language for easier reading!

c. Links Organized by Philosopher
 
Aquinas

Thomas Instituut Te Utrecht

Aristotle
Aristotle's Political Philosophy Page

Kemmerling's Aristotle page

Pierre Bayle
The Pierre Bayle Home Page


Jeremy Bentham

The Bentham Project
George Berkeley
International Berkeley Society
Franz Brentano
Brentano Page
Condorcet, Marquis de
Condorcet As Mathematician


Rene Descartes

Descartes Biography

Descartes and the Legacy of Mind-Body Dualism

Gottlob Frege
Gottlob Frege
Thomas Hobbes
Hobbes Texts Online
David Hume
The Hume Society

The Leeds Hume Project

Dr. Korcz's Hume on the Web

William James
William James
Immanuel Kant
Kant On The Web  (Steven Palmquist's site)

G. J. Mattey's Kant Lexicon

Julien Offray de LaMettrie
Some Texts By and About LaMettrie
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Wadsworth Leibniz Page

Leibniz the Mathematician

Locke, John

John Locke Resources - with lots of additional info.

Locke Studies

Karl Marx
The Marx/Engels Internet Archive (texts online)
Marin Mersenne
Marin Mersenne Page
John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill

Mill from Victorian Web - lots of info.!
Friedrich Nietzsche
The Perspectives of Nietzsche

The Friedrich Nietzsche Society
Lots of useful links!

Nietzsche Source - all of his works and estate documents, letters, notebooks and all, and searchable! In German.

C. S. Peirce
Charles S. Peirce Studies
Plato
The Last Days of Socrates - a site designed to help students read Plato. 
Joseph Priestley
Son of a cloth-dresser - lots of pictures!

Joseph Priestley's House

The King of Serendipity!


Thomas Reid

The Reid Society


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Rousseau Association


Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell Archives

The Bertrand Russell Society

Baruch Spinoza
Studia Spinoza - lots of links and works online!
Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy In America
Ludwig Wittgenstein
A Brief Biography by Daniel Dennett

The Wittgenstein Archives
 

F. LOGIC
 
a. Informal Logic/Critical Thinking
 
Critical Thinking On The Web - an amazing site!

CSICOP (Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal)

Kemerling's Logic Page

Stephen's Guide to Logical Fallacies

Informal Logic - an on-line journal

b. Symbolic Logic

Logic Primer - An Online Symbolic Logic Textbook


c. Deviant Logics

Fuzzy Logic FAQ


G. MISCELLANEOUS
 

1. Philosophy From Around The World
African Philosophy Resources
Polish Philosophy

Chinese Characters and Culture - contains translations of Tao Te Ching and Analects with detailed explanations of the chinese symbols used in them.

2. Information About Philosophy Departments
The Gourmet Report
The Gourmet Report is a ranking of the top 50 or so Philosophy Departments around the world, including discussion of their strengths and weaknesses and links to their home pages.

3. The Philosopher's Song (Monty Python) (from YouTube)

4. (Attempts At) Philosophical Humor
Philosopher Action Figures!

The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook

The Philosophical Lexicon - for those who know a lot of contemporary philosophers and what they're famous (or infamous) for, compiled by Daniel Dennett.

The Postmodernism Essay Generator - if you ever want to get a paper on postmodernism published, this is a real time saver!

Philosophy Songs - new lyrics for golden oldies - Kareoke to the classics!

Philosophy Games - provided by the Philosopher's Web Magazine.

Alan Sokal's Hoax

Singalong With Heidegger (Horst Wessel Lied)!


5. UL Lafayette Philosophy Program
 

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