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.
Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions, bring this authoritative third edition up to date. It is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.
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.
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.
1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is a constantly-growing collection of original essays on important philosophical topics. These essays are introductions rather than argumentative articles. Each essay is as close to 1000 words (while never going over!) as the author can get it. A 1000-word essay takes between five and ten minutes to read. That’s about the length of a short bus ride or a waiting room stay, or the lead-up to a class meeting.
Professional philosophy can seem abstract, esoteric, and hyper-specialized. But we all ask and try to answer philosophical questions myriad times daily: philosophy is the purview not just of the expert, but of all thoughtful people. 1000-Word Philosophy is an open-access journal of philosophy. Its intended audience is general readers who are interested in philosophy and students in philosophy, and philosophical, courses.
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.
A window on science, philosophy, and mathematics communities on social media, by Kelly Truelove. Kelly has also set up an internet radio station streaming participating philosophy & ideas podcasts 24×7: truesciphi.org/radio.html.
Bishop’s Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy
James Bishop is from South Africa. He is a graduate in Creative Brand Communication and Marketing (CBC), and in Theology (majoring in psychology). James obtained his BTh with cum laude and is currently pursuing his postgraduate in Religious Studies. He has aspirations to teach Religious Studies and philosophy of religion.
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.
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.
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.
Islamic Philosophy Online
Welcome to the premier Islamic philosophy resource on the Web. We are dedicated to the study of the philosophical output of the Muslim world. Islamic philosophy is also sometimes referred to as Arabic philosophy or Muslim philosophy.
This site contains hundreds of full-length books and articles on Islamic philosophy, ranging from the classical texts in the canon of Islamic philosophy to modern works of Muslim philosophy.
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.
Diversity Reading List
The DRL collects high quality texts in philosophy written by authors from under-represented groups. Our aim is to make it easier for you to find such texts and use them in your teaching. Browse, search, include, and help make philosophy a discipline of equal opportunity!
English Philosophical Texts Online
English Philosophical Texts Online is part of a project at the University of Oxford. Our aim is to provide high-quality digital editions of a broad canon of English language philosophical works published in Britain between 1650 and 1830, to make them freely available in one place, and to provide intuitive software for performing sophisticated searches and computational analyses of these works.
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.
The Philosophers’ Magazine
We publish philosophy that’s clear, thought-provoking, and relevant. Our contributors are mainly professional philosophers who care about good writing and about being understood.
The Philosophy Paperboy
This website publishes the latest contents from philosophy journals around the world. Take it as a newspaper for philosophers. Check it daily so to never miss a paper.
Public Philosophy Journal
The Public Philosophy Journal (PPJ) is an open forum for the curation and creation of accessible scholarship that deepens our understanding of, deliberation about, and action concerning issues of public relevance. In contrast to other scholarly journals, the PPJ has adopted an innovative Formative Peer Review process designed to enable colleagues engaged with questions of public concern to create scholarship that is accessible to, relevant for, and shaped by the public.
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.
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.
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.
The Daily Idea – Resources
400+ free online philosophy resources arranged by topic. This page contains an organized collection of links and resources on a wide range of philosophical topics. Over recent years, there has been a massive increase in high-quality philosophy resources aimed at a general audience. Projects like Aeon, Philosophy Bites, and Wireless Philosophy are making it easier than ever for anyone to learn about philosophy. Unfortunately, all these resources are spread across many different websites so it can be time-consuming to find quality resources on the topics you find interesting. This page aims to make learning about philosophy as easy as possible by bringing together all of these resources onto one page.
The Journal of Sociotechnical Critique
The Journal of Sociotechnical Critique is a no-fee open-access peer-reviewed scholarly journal that seeks to support theoretically-engaged critical, public, and activist work at the intersections of philosophy of technology, internet studies, communications theory, library and information science, environmental ethics, and related fields. We welcome submissions on these topics from the international scholarly community looking at sociotechnical dynamics within any cultural and geographic context.
The Forum for Philosophy
Founded in 1996, the Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization that has gained widespread recognition for its work as initiator and sponsor of engaging and thoughtful events that facilitate wider participation in academic philosophy. Our full and varied programme showcases the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines, while studiously avoiding academic papers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Vatican Library
DigiVatLib is a digital library service. It provides free access to the Vatican Library’s digitized collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival materials and inventories as well as graphic materials, coins and medals, printed materials (special projects).
The Tertullian Project
A collection of material ancient and modern about the ancient Christian Latin writer Tertullian and his writings.
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, 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.
Philosophy Bro explains complex ideas of philosophy in easy to understand language.
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.
This premier bibliographic database is designed to help researchers easily find publications of interest in the field of philosophy. Serving philosophers worldwide, it contains over 650,000 records from publications that date back to 1902 and originate from 139 countries in 37 languages. This ready source of information covers all subject areas of philosophy and related disciplines. The Index features high-quality content with complete and accurate citations and author-written abstracts for most articles. Many of these abstracts cannot be found in other reference resources; they are unique to The Index.
The Philosophy Foundation
The Philosophy Foundation is an award-winning charity that brings philosophy to schools, business and the public sphere. Thinking changes.
Public Philosophy Network
The Public Philosophy Network is an online social network for philosophers, community-based practitioners, policy makers, and other constituents interested in thinking critically about public issues. The network was formed so that a lasting conversation could occur between people who are geographically dispersed. The PPN is focused on the advancement of Public Philosophy through the collaboration of passionate individuals. In addition, the PPN is able and willing to host virtual collaborative workspaces for existing groups engaging in some facet of publicly engaged philosophical projects—including journals, social action, and research projects.
Academy of Ideas
The goal of this website is to further the spread of knowledge. We will provide free video lectures examining the ideas put forth by humankind’s greatest philosophers, scientists, and economists. These great individuals left us with a commodity more valuable than all others. Some people have said that money rules the world, some say politicians, some say weapons – they are all wrong. The truth is that ideas rule the world, they always have and always will. It is ideas that will, for better or worse, shape the destiny of mankind.
Small thoughts about big things; big thoughts about small things; expansive ideas in few words; seeds of thought, scattered to either take root or not. Welcome the website of the writer Julian Baggini.
NGE Far Press
We here at N.G.E. Far Press are digital publishers of free books. This primarily includes free OER (Open Educational Resource) textbooks in philosophy and works of fiction that are philosophically informed.
Teaching Ethics with Short Stories
This selection of short stories in world literature by both classical and contemporary writers offers a window to a wide range of ethical questions. The target audience is students in humanities courses in high school or college. The stories are organized by regions and themes. Each story is linked up with articles in newspapers and magazines that address the theme raised in the short story. A few guiding questions are included to start the discussion.
Cambridge Platonism Sourcebook
Transcribed works of Anne Conway (1631-79), Ralph Cudworth (1617–88), Henry More (1614–87), John Smith (1618–52) and Benjamin Whichcote (1609–83).
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.