free open resource in Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy:

  • Perseus Online Library Ancient Greek and Roman primary source texts.
  • Washington State University’s Ancient Greece website; although still under construction, includes some good online primary source material.
  • Ancient Greek Online Library offers a comprehensive database of primary texts, philosophical or otherwise.
  • Philoctetes Presocratic philosophy online resource site complete with Heraclitus and Parmenides fragments, as well as Thales, Anaximander, Empedocles and Zeno of Elea.
  • MIT’s Internet Classics Archive offers a host of Ancient online texts.
  • The official website and blog of the Ancient Philosophy Society

Medieval Philosophy:

  • The Internet Medieval Sourcebook hosted by the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies contains a host of primary Medieval texts and secondary literature on such texts and the Medieval era in general.
  • Boethius website offering links to primary e-texts, seminar notes, and other links.
  • Comprehensive St. Augustine website offers links to his works, seminars, commentaries and other resources for the study of Augustine and Augustinian tradition.
  • Faith Meets Philosophy Online Resources website hosted by St. Mary’s College features links to the complete works of Thomas Aquinas and links to online commentaries and secondary literature on the Summa, also contains some other links to Augustine, Anselm and Pope John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio.
  • University of Waterloo’s website AlbertiMagniE-Corpus is dedicated to making the works of the 13th century philosopher/theologian Albert the Great available online.
  • Website dedicated to the dissemination of information on and e-texts from Peter Auriol.
  • Teaching Materials on Medieval Philosophy offers guides to influential Medieval thinkers, their precursors and their early modern inheritors.
  • Stanford University’s Medieval and Modern Thought Text Digitization Project offers exhaustive primary e-texts on major and minor Medieval and Modern authors.
  • Paul Vincent Spade of Indian University’s Medieval Logic and Philosophy website, although discontinued in 2007, offers a comprehensive list of links to Medeival thinkers, problems and contemporary societies.
  • Fordham University’s comprehensive Byzantine and Medieval Studies Links website offers just that.

Early/Modern Philosophy:

  • The European Society for Early Modern Philosophy’s digital library and resource page for Early Modern Thought online.
  • Extensive and exhaustive Early Modern Resources offers a gateway to all things Early Modern available online.
  • Oregon State University’s Bill Uzgalis’16th-18th c. Philosophers is an extensive list of Early/Modern philosophers with links to their primary works and other online resources.
  • Some Texts from Early Modern Philosophy.
  • Readings in Modern Philosophy offers an extensive database of primary e-texts and secondary literature on major and minor figures in Early/Modern philosophy.
  • The European Enlightenment website offers a general survey of many of the key figures and movements of this historical period.
  • Victorian Web offers an overview of 19th c. British literature and culture.
  • Peter Suber’s Notes on Women Philosophers compiles a bibliography with links where available of women philosophers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Website concerned with Rene Descartes and the problem of mind/body dualism.
  • Lucidcafe Library webpage on Descartes with links to video, images and primary e-texts by Descartes.
  • The International Association of Scottish Philosophy website provides information on and links to a host of Early/Modern philosophers of Scottish descent.
  • Website dedicated to the life and works of Sir Francis Bacon.
  • The University of Dundee’s Spinoza Research Project focuses on the contemporary significance and interdisciplinary connections of the work of Spinoza.
  • The University of Amsterdam Library’s comprehensive website dedicated to the life and works of Baruch Spinoza, complete with bibliographies and links to every Spinoza site on the web.
  • University College London’s Bentham Project houses information and links to the work of Bentham and the International Society of Utilitarianism Studies.
  • Leibnizian Resources is a website dedicated to the life and work of G.W. Leibniz, complete with links to both primary and secondary e-texts as well as a comprehensive list of other Leibniz websites.
  • Leibniz Translations website dedicated to the translation and online availability of lesser known works of G.W. Leibniz.
  • The Digital Locke Project makes available all of Locke’s 34 manuscripts of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding before and after its publication in 1689.
  • John Locke Resources website is a gateway to all things Locke on the web.
  • John Locke website containing all major links to primary and secondary sources on the internet.
  • Website dedicated to the life and works of George Berkeley.
  • International Berkeley Society website devoted to all things Berkeley.
  • Website with some works by David Hume and other links to Hume on the web.
  • The Hume Society website.
  • Another David Hume website devoted to scholarship of and on Hume.
  • Website dedicated to the life and works of Pierre Bayle.
  • Adam Smith website from Lucidcafe Library includes links to primary e-texts and other websites on Smith.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau website by Lucidcafe Library includes information on the author, links to images, videos, primary e-text links and links to other Rousseau websites.
  • The Voltaire Foundation of Oxford University is dedicated to research in the 18th century, French Enlightenment and especially Voltaire.
  • Lucidcafe Library Voltaire webpage with links to e-texts and other Voltaire websites.

Contemporary/Continental Philosophy:

General:

 

French:

German:

Anglo-American, Analytic Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Science:

Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Value Theory, Social-Political Philosophy:

  • Digital Text International’s anarchism bibliography.
  • Lucidcafe Library webpage on Niccolo Machiavelli including general information on the author and links to videos, primary e-texts and other websites on Machiavelli.
  • The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God (LONANG Library) offers links to significant treatises in political and legal philosophy, commentaries and other contemporary writings.
  • Two lectures On Hobbes’ ‘Leviathan’ by Ian Johnston.
  • The American Political Science Association (APSA).
  • The Association for Political Theory (APT).
  • The American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy website.
  • UC, Santa Barbara’s The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Audio Archive, contains audio lectures and discussions on a wide range of political issues from the 1950’s to the present.
  • Keele University’s comprehensive Keele Guide to Political Thought and Ideology on the Internet gateway website.
  • Public Reason: a Blog for Political Philosophers.
  • Ethics Etc offers an online forum for discussions on ethics and moral philosophy.
  • Ethics Updates website provides primary and secondary source e-texts and links as an aid to the study of ethics for both students and instructors.
  • Public Ethics Radio contains podcasts of interviews with professional ethicists discussing current ethical issues.
  • Practical Ethics is dedicated to compiling ethics-related topics in the news in order to create awareness and facilitate discussion.
  • The Carnegie Council is the website for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and is dedicated to providing resources and programs for the development and promotion of ethical values in international affairs.
  • Vanderbilt University’s Center for Ethics comprehensive ethics gateway site.
  • The Society for Christian Ethics is dedicated to research in and dissemination of ethical theory from within the Christian tradition and the relation of this tradition to other ethical traditions.
  • General bioethics website.
  • Bioethics Resources on the Web of the Institutes for Public Health is a gateway website to bioethics on the web.
  • The American Society for Aesthetics (ASA) is a comprehensive gateway to all thing aesthetics online.
  • The British Society for Aesthetics website
  • Special Interests:

    • Bruce B. Janz’s incomparable Research on Space and Place website.
    • Philosophy of Language website hosted by Duke University, includes psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, and sociology of language links.
    • Kent Bach’s website dealing primarily with philosophy of language.
    • Philosophy of Liberation Education bibliography and links.
    • Society for Practical Philosophy offers resources for the practical application of philosophy outside of post-secondary institutions.
    • Living Philosophy is dedicated to the practicality of philosophy for living and is made manifest by a dramatic troupe who bring various philosophical essays to life on the stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
    • Society for Women in Philosophy website.
    • Philosophia Islamica, Muslim Philosophy Online, offers a comprehensive data base of primary and secondary works by/on Muslim philosophy/philosophers.
    • Philosophers of the Arabs is a contemporary/modern-focused website dedicated to the current state of Islamic philosophy and its Western interactions.
    • Russian Philosophy on the Intelnet is dedicated to providing information and resources to Russian philosophy online.
    • Philosophy Bites offers podcasts of contemporary philosophers speaking on classical problems or contemporary issues.
    • The Backdoor Broadcasting Company broadcasts academic conferences, public symposia and lectures in order to facilitate public access to current academic research.

    Online Encyclopedias and Comprehensive Philosophical Databases:

    • The peer-reviewed Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is the most comprehensive.
    • The University of Tennessee at Martin’s hosted and peer-reviewed Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP).
    • Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names website.
    • Andrew Chrucky’s very useful Philosophy of _________ and ________­_ Philosopher website that includes links to major online databases for all major areas of philosophy.
    • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online (v. 2.0).
    • Garth Kemerling’s Philosophy Pages.
    • Project Gutenberg’s vast array of online texts.
    • The University of Adelaide’s eBooks@Adelaide e-text database of classic works in philosophy, literature, history, science, exploration and travel.
    • EpistemeLinks vast (over 19,000 links to philosophy-related resources on the Internet) online search engine.
    • Marxist.org offers a comprehensive online philosophy text database.
    • The Liberty Fund hosted Online Library of Liberty website offers a comprehensive online database dedicated to writings on liberty and associated concepts.
    • Erratic Impact’s philosophy search engine, includes text and online resources for academic and general use.
    • The Perseus Online Library website includes the most comprehensive online Ancient Greek and Latin text database as well as miscellaneous rare literature from other periods and places.
    • AlexCatalogue of Electronic Texts offers an extensive text database in American, English and Western philosophical writing.
    • PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy offers a massive database for searching bibliographies, journals and articles, in all areas of philosophy.
    • The Radical Academy online resource database of Ancient, Medieval, Eastern, Modern and Contemporary thought.
    • Akamac extensive database of e-texts.
    • Brian Leiter’s blog Leiter Reports: a Philosophy Blog offers updates and discussions on current events as well as various rankings.
    • Nigel Warburton’s blog Virtual Philosopher contains many audio interviews, discussions on current events.
    • The Guide to Philosophy on the Internet hasn’t been updated since 2003, but is still a useful aid for tracking down helpful resources.
    • General philosophy link database, but more eclectic as it includes a great amount of resources on Eastern thought.
    • The Indiana Philosophy Ontology project (InPhO) is a taxonomy of every major area of philosophy with links pertinent to each.
    • The Noesis: Philosophical Research Online website offers links to online journals, philosophy associations and philosophy professors, as well as topical indexes.
    • Digital Text International ‘Online Papers and Books’, an expansive database of online texts.
    • Proceedings from the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy held at Boston University in 1998, this website holds over 1000 papers given at that conference.
    • European Graduate School (EGS) YouTube channel (Zizek, Agamben, Badiou, Delanda, Nancy, etc.).
    • University of Waterloo’s comprehensive philosophy resource page with links to every major area.
    • The British Academy’s online lectures provides audio recordings of lectures and/or symposia in the humanities and social sciences.
    • Stanford Presidential Lectures in the Humanities and Arts website.
    • University of Virginia Library’s Dictionary of the History of Ideas online.
    • MIT’s OpenCourseWare free online courses.

    Online Philosophical Journals:

    • Philosophy Compass a journal compiling articles from all major philosophical areas.
    • Minerva: an Internet Journal in Philosophy.
    • Kritike: an Online Journal of Philosophy, a peer-reviewed inter/intra-disciplinary e-journal.
    • Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology.
    • The Rutherford Journal, the New Zealand Journal of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
    • Sorites: Digital Journal of Analytic Philosophy.
    • Disputatio International Journal of Philosophy.
    • Abstracta electronic journal in analytic philosophy.
    • Cultural Logic: A Journal of Marxist Theory and Praxis.
    • The Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy (EJAP).
    • Isagoria online journal of moral and political philosophy.
    • Ars Disputandi online journal for the philosophy of religion.
    • Marburg Journal of Religion.
    • Democratiya online journal of social-democratic, anti-totalitarian thought, the archives are now on the Dissent(magazine) website.
    • Postmodern Culture journal with only back-issues available.
    • Essays in Philosophy general biannual online journal.
    • Janus Head online journal of postmodern art and literature and continental philosophy.
    • The Australasian Journal of Logic refereed and free online journal dealing with all aspects of logic.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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