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Links for philosophical research and study


General Reference

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. -- Sir Walter Scott

Academic Tools Ref Description Update
Classic texts

Greco-Roman and Eastern Authors

Classical Library Author Index Provides access to some older primary texts: 4/18/2018
Digital Libraries - Online List of multi-disciplinary online collections and large specialized digital libraries: Publications, Exhibits, Documents & Journals 4/18/2018
Directory of Open Access Journals Scholarly journals available full text online, including at least 79 philosophy titles. 4/18/2018
Education Portal Academy Students can watch any of our 400 videos at any time, no strings, to reinforce classroom learning. 4/18/2018
Scribd Convert nearly any file—including PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Excel—into a Web document and share it with the world. 4/18/2018
WorksCited4U This site will automatically process academic reference data adhering to MLA, APA, or Chicago (Turabian) styles. 4/18/2018
Online Privacy Ref Description Update
Surfer Beware: Personal Privacy and the Internet June 1997 report from the Electronic Privacy Information Center | Washington, DC 4/18/2018
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How to secure your iPad or iPhone app permissions Available online from Comparitech, Kings Lodge, London Road, Sevenoaks Kent, TM15 6AR, United Kingdom 4/18/2018
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How ToVanish.com Protect your privacy and take control of your communications and financial transactions. 4/18/2018

General Philosophy

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American Philosophical Association The American Philosophical Association was founded in 1900 to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline. 4/18/2018
Dictionary of Philosophy This is a concise guide to technical terms and personal names often encountered in the study of philosophy. This is a reliable source of information on Western philosophy for a broad audience. 4/18/2018
Guide to Philosophy on the Internet An extensive collection of philosophy resources on the Internet. 4/18/2018
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy The purpose of the IEP is to provide detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide. 4/18/2018
PCC Library’s Philosophy Subject Guide For Portland Community College students 4/18/2018
Philosophy Around the Web Links to primary and secondary material on the web
Philosophy Documentation Center The Philosophy Documentation Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable access to the widest possible range of philosophical materials. Established in 1966, the PDC has earned a reputation for excellence with the publication of essential scholarly resources in applied ethics, philosophy, religious studies, classics, and related disciplines. 4/18/2018
Philosophy News The goal of Philosophy News is to provide general updates on recent happenings in philosophy and provide commentary on philosophy events, positions, books, and ideas. 4/18/2018
Philosophy Now An online magazine covering current topics and developments in Philosophy. 4/18/2018
Philosophy Talk From the radio program hosted by two Stanford philosophers 4/18/2018
Resources of Scholarly Societies - Philosophy Links to websites of scholarly societies in Philosophy. 4/18/2018
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy The SEP is designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. 4/18/2018
The Canadian Philosophical Association The Canadian Philosophical Association (L'Association canadienne de philosophie), was founded in 1958 to promote philosophical scholarship and education across Canada, and to represent the interests of the profession in public forums. Both French and English versions. 4/18/2018
The Paideia Project Online Access nearly 1000 papers presented at the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. 4/18/2018
The Philosophers’ Magazine An independent quarterly, devoted to presenting top-class philosophy in an accessible and entertaining format. It regularly includes interviews with leading philosophers. The magazine also includes news, essays, reviews, features and regular columnists. 4/18/2018

Critical Thinking

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Centroid Café Philosophy Loft Features online learning modules, the Centroid Café Bunk
Debunker, and fast reference to critical thinking principles.
Insight Assessment Offers tools (an array of test instruments designed for professional and academic use from the third grade through doctoral level), to measure critical thinking for clients who understand that a measure of an individual’s critical thinking ability is a reliable indicator of how they will perform when faced with new problems in high stakes and time-limited situations. . 4/18/2018
Skeptic magazine Michael Shermer, the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and the author of How We Believe and The Borderlands of Science, also offers a great Baloney Detector. 4/18/2018
The Foundation for Critical Thinking Promotes essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fair-minded critical thinking. 4/18/2018

Logic Studies

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Automated Theorem Prover Beta version for classical predicate logic. 8/12/2012
Bibliography of Non-Standard Logics A brief overview of various logic systems. A | 8/12/2012
blogic Interactive textbook for introductory logic courses. Topics include: (i) Boolean searching (ii) propositional logic with truth-tables (iii) the logic of frequencies and probabilities (iv) modal logic and counterfactuals (v) quantification. Textbook includes interactive exercises. 8/12/2012
Classical Logic Shapiro, Stewart, "Classical Logic", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2009 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.) 8/12/2012
Gateway to Logic A collection of on-line logic programs (two require Java), offering parse trees, alpha graphs, proof checking, truth tables, Polish notation, and much, much more. 8/12/2012
KHAN Academy Online videos for brain teasers 8/12/2012
Lewis Carroll Puzzles As a teacher of logic and a lover of nonsense, Carroll designed entertaining puzzles to train people in systematic reasoning. In these puzzles he strings together a list of implications, purposefully inane so that the reader is not influenced by any preconceived opinions. 8/12/2012
Lewis Carroll’s Logic Game As a tool for solving logical puzzles, the diagrams are of little value when the number of variables exceeds four. 8/12/2012
Logic QuizMaster A useful tool for testing comprehension of sentential and predicate logic basics. 8/12/2012
Logic Symbols A comprehensive list. A | 8/12/2012
Logic System Interrelationships For modal logic systems. 8/12/2012
Logic Systems A reference resource for mostly modal logic systems. 8/12/2012
Proof Checker Checks proofs submitted by the user. It supports Lemmon's calculus only. (see E.J. Lemmon's book Beginning Logic .) 8/12/2012
Proof Designer Proof designer is a tool intended to help students who are beginning to learn how to write proofs. While proving theorems certainly is a creative task, there are many steps that actually are schematic and mathematicians have internalized them. 8/12/2012
Propositional Logic Calculator A good tool for truth table analysis. A | 8/12/2012
Sample Sorites A brief introduction. 8/12/2012
The Association for Symbolic Logic Central meeting page for members, this includes sections of the Bulletin, the Journal, and the Newsletter of the Association. 8/12/2012
The Daily Translation A site devoted to translation problems. A new problem is posted every day—usually drawn from the news. To do the problems, one does need to be familiar with elementary logic, and the particular systems of logic here presupposed (and used in the answers) are systems presented in the second edition of Benson Mates’s Elementary Logic (New York: Oxford UP, 1972). 8/12/2012
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy—Logic Table of Contents page. For logic terms, scroll down to the Logic entries. A | 8/12/2012
Venn Diagrams A brief introduction. 8/12/2012
What is Logic? A detailed taxonomy of all things logic; from philosophical logic to higher order set theory to Lambda-calculi. A | 8/12/2012
Zeno’s Coffeehouse You know it, you love it.  BS your way into a solution of the most (a)typical problems. 8/12/2012

Philosophy of Religion

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Academic Info: Religion Gateway Website for scholarly study of religion. A | 8/12/2012
American Academy of Religion The website of "...the major learned society and professional association for scholars whose object of study is religion." 8/12/2012
Finding God in Cyberspace: A Guide to Religious Resources on the Internet
Provides a selective listing of Internet resources of interest to scholars and students of religion. A | 8/12/2012
Hartford Institute for Religion Research Hartford Seminary's Hartford Institute for Religion Research has a thirty-five year record of rigorous, policy-relevant research, anticipation of emerging issues and commitment to the creative dissemination of learning. This record has earned the Institute an international reputation as an important bridge between the scholarly community and the practice of faith. A | 8/12/2012
J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies Baylor University established the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies in 1957. The Institute is the oldest and most well established facility of its kind located in a university setting. It is exclusively devoted to research in the broad area of religion, politics, and society and committed to the separation of church and state and the advancement of religious liberty around the world. 8/12/2012
The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences CTNS promotes the creative mutual interaction between theology and the natural sciences. The CTNS mission is carried out through three program areas: research, teaching and public service.  The central scientific focus of these programs is on physics, cosmology, evolutionary biology, and genetics, with additional topics in the neurosciences, technology, the environmental sciences, and mathematics. The central theological focus is on Christian theology, ethics and spirituality, with additional attention to the theological issues arising from the engagement between the sciences and world religions. 8/12/2012
The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science IRAS evolved from the ideas of two pioneer groups. The first was a group of scientists from the Committee on Science and Values of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . The second group was an interfaith, religious coalition which hoped to revitalize religion for today's needs. Members of both groups saw the, at times, battlefield of conflicting ideologies of religion and science as a place of opportunity for a constructive relationship to emerge. 8/12/2012
World Religion Resources on the World Wide Web From refdesk.com 8/12/2012


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The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is one of the preeminent centers for research and dialogue on ethical issues in critical areas of American life. The center works with faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and the public to address ethical issues more effectively in teaching, research, and action. A | 8/12/2012
Ethics Updates Ethics Updates was founded in 1994 by Lawrence M. Hinman, a professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego. Ethics Updates is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide resources and updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics. A | 8/12/2012
Bioethics Resources on the Web   From the National Institutes of Health. Bioethics Resources on the Web provides a compilation of web links to information of potential use and interest to diverse audiences—biomedical and behavioral researchers, health care professionals, research participants, patients and patient advocates, students and faculty in different disciplines, and the general public. A | 8/12/2012

Epistemology & Philosophy of Mind

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Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: A bibliography of work in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of artificial intelligence. 8/12/2012
Neurophilosophy A weblog about molecules, minds and everything in between 8/12/2012
VS Ramachandran: 3 Clues to Understanding Your Brain What brain damage can reveal about the connection between cerebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples. 8/12/2012

Science & Technology

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Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0 Beyond Belief is an annual meeting organized by The Science Network (TSN) 8/12/2012
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities At the University of Virginia. A | 8/12/2012
The Science Network (TSN) Brings together a community of concerned scientists, philosophers, scholars from the humanities, and social commentators to explore the human quest for the Good Life. The Science Network shares Carl Sagan’s vision of science as a candle in the dark. 8/12/2012

Philosophy: Eclectic

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American Society for Aesthetics The purpose of the Society is to promote study, research, discussion, and publication in aesthetics. The term "aesthetics," in this connection, is understood to include all studies of the arts and related types of experience from philosophic, scientific, or other theoretical standpoint, including those of psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural history, art criticism, and education. 8/12/2012
Henri the French Cat Articulates the Pain of Existence Existentialist humor video. While some cats are busy LOLing, Henri is morosely lounging around his flat, delivering biting insight into the feline condition. "I am free to go. Yet I remain." A | 8/12/2012
Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy was founded in December 1978 to foster research and teaching in the field, to organize scholarly meetings and conferences, to publish a newsletter and a monograph series, and to cooperate with other learned societies in projects of common interest. 8/12/2012
Society for Women in Philosophy The Society for Women in Philosophy was started in 1972 to promote and support women in philosophy. SWIP holds divisional meetings, meetings in conjunction with the meetings of the American Philosophical Association, and it publishes newsletters. 8/12/2012
The Michel Foucault Discussion Lists at CSUN HyperNews-driven discussion lists devoted to online discussion of Michel Foucault. 8/12/2012


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