Philosophy & Religion Links

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) was founded in 1995 to provide open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, volunteers, and technical advisers.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online (REP Online) is the largest and most comprehensive resource available for all those involved in the study of philosophy. It is a trusted source of quality information, providing access to over 2,700 articles that have been edited for level and consistency by a team of renowned subject experts.

The Catholic Encyclopedia

The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. What the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all true science, literature and art— all come within the scope of the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Sefaria: a Living Library of Jewish Texts

Learning on Sefaria is simple, beautiful and powerful. Find commentaries, connections and translations across our free, ever-growing library of texts.

The Tertullian Project

A collection of material ancient and modern about the ancient Christian Latin writer Tertullian and his writings.

Sacred Texts

This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.

The Secular Web

The Secular Web is owned and operated by Internet Infidels, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to defending and promoting a naturalistic worldview on the Internet.

Arts & Letters Daily

Arts & Letters Daily began in 1998 in the belief that the internet could be a vehicle for meaningful intellectual exchange. We’ve since linked to more than 17,000 articles, book reviews, and essays, an archive that adds up to a thinking person’s guide to the world of art and ideas.

Daily Nous

Daily Nous provides information and news for and about the philosophy profession. The name of the blog comes from an ancient Greek word for “intellect” or “understanding” that is sort of pronounced like “news,” preceded by a contemporary English word meaning “every day,” with the whole thing together being something that sounds like daily news.

Institute of Art and Ideas

The IAI seeks to challenge the notion that our present accepted wisdom is the truth. It aims to uncover the flaws and limitations in our current thinking in search of alternative and better ways to hold the world.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media.

Philosophy Index

Philosophy Index is a site devoted to the study of philosophy and the philosophers who conduct it. The site contains a number of philosophy texts, brief biographies and introductions to philosophers and explanations on a number of topics.

The Internet Classics Archive

Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and “reader’s choice” Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.

Early Modern Texts

On this site you will find versions of some classics of early modern philosophy, and a few from the 19th century, prepared with a view to making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines, and lines of thought.

PhilSci Archive

PhilSci-Archive is an electronic archive specifically tailored to and run by philosophers of science. The archive is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. Its goal is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work. We aim to provide a stable, openly accessible repository in which scholarly articles and monographs may find a permanent home.


PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. We monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. We also host the largest open access archive in philosophy. Our index currently contains 2,288,432 entries categorized in 5,268 categories. PhilPapers has over 190,000 registered users.

Religion Online

Religion Online is designed to assist teachers, scholars and general “seekers” who are interested in exploring religious issues. The aim is to develop an extensive library of resources, representing many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship. While the initial orientation has been to seek material written primarily from a Christian perspective, the ultimate aim is to broaden the scope to include material on all the world’s major religions.

Holy Books

Holy books, sacred texts and spiritual PDF eBooks in full length for free. Download the Bible, The Holy Quran, The Mahabharata and thousands of free PDF eBooks on Buddhism, meditation etc.

Partially Examined Life

The Partially Examined Life podcast is our attempt to recreate the good old days when we’d meet up after a seminar to drink beer and talk shop or get some teaching yas out where students couldn’t talk back. We’re recording it to share our joy in “doing” philosophy with all who care to listen while ranting bitterly about the profession that we so long ago escaped.

Philosophy Bro

Philosophy Bro explains complex ideas of philosophy in easy to understand language.

History of Philosophy without any Gaps

Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King’s College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, “without any gaps.” The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.

1,000-Word Philosophy

An ever-growing set of original 1000-word essays on philosophical topics. We publish new essays frequently, so check back often for updates.

The History of Philosophy: Summarized & Visualized

A summary of the history of (Western) philosophy showing the positive/negative connections between some of the key ideas/arguments of the philosophers. It’s a never-ending work-in-progress and the current version is mainly based on Bryan Magee’s The Story of Philosophy and Thomas Baldwin’s Contemporary Philosophy, with many other references for specific philosophers/arguments.

Footnotes to Plato

Footnotes to Plato is a TLS Online series appraising the works and legacies of the great thinkers and philosophers, including Mill, Kuhn, Kristeva and more.

The Philosophy Foundation

The Philosophy Foundation is an award-winning charity that brings philosophy to schools, business and the public sphere. Thinking changes.

Philosophy News

The website was launched in 1997 by a blogger named Richard Jones under the name Philosophy News Service and started mainly as a service-oriented website to help inform the philosophical community about events like conferences and publications, philosophy-related news, and information about philosophers.

Today, Philosophy News has broadened its vision in an attempt to reach a wider readership and bring philosophy to both professionals and non-professionals alike. While the site still counts professional philosophers as a core part of its readership, reaching intelligent readers in other disciplines and laypersons interested in philosophical topics is an important secondary focus.

  • Tampa Bay philosophers group
    A few colleagues in the area and I are beginning a new group for Tampa Bay area philosophers (mirror site here). Our hope is to create more of a philosophical community across universities in the area--by creating a group to socialize, talk shop, and share work in progress. Our plan… Read more »
  • “Nightmarish and impolite.” Andrea Dworkin’s critics accused her of gender essentialism, histrionics, and dogmatism. She was undaunted
    “Nightmarish and impolite.” Andrea Dworkin’s critics accused her of gender essentialism, histrionics, and dogmatism. She was undaunted Continue reading . . . News source: Arts & Letters Daily Click the title to visit for more Read more »
  • Alastair Norcross: What It Is Like to Be a Philosopher?
    The APA blog is working with Cliff Sosis of What is it Like to Be a Philosopher? in publishing advance excerpts from Cliff’s long-form interviews with philosophers. ... Read more... Continue reading . . . News source: Blog of the APA Click the title to visit for more Read more »
  • Fading Away: Does the shape of life matter?
    “It is better to burn out than to fade away.” These are the lyrics from Neil Young’s song ‘My my, hey hey’ and, famously, featured on Nirvana lead singer, Kurt Cobain’s, suicide note. They capture a common thought: that the trajectory of your life matters. Imagine two lives, both full… Read more »
  • Congratulations to Cyberwar
    Oxford University Press has won the 2018 R. R. Hawkins Award, which is awarded by the Association of American Publishers to a single book every year to “recognize outstanding scholarly works in all disciplines of the arts and sciences.”  This year’s winner is Kathleen Hall-Jamieson’s Cyberwar:  How Russian Hackers and… Read more »

List of Important Publications in Philosophy

This is a list of important publications in philosophy, organized by field. The publications on this list are regarded as important because they have served or are serving as one or more of the following roles:

  • Foundation – A publication whose ideas would go on to be the foundation of a topic or field within philosophy.
  • Breakthrough – A publication that changed or added to philosophical knowledge significantly.
  • Influence – A publication that has had a significant impact on the academic study of philosophy or the world.