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The main purpose of this page is to act as a guide and a gateway to philosophy resources on the Internet. If you're interested only in the other things on offer (which have now expanded to take up more than half the space), you should skip to here.

There's also a simplified index of the main sections.

If you're interested in what's new (over all the sections), you can look here first:


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What Was New


I should, of course, like to make this page exhaustive and accurate, but the nature of the Internet is against me. Sites appear, disappear, change contents or addresses, often without warning. Moreover, what counts as complete is a matter of opinion. There's a lot calling itself `philosophy' that isn't, and even more that simply duplicates what's otherwise available.

(If you're worried by this notice:

any modification, duplication, or distribution of philosophy material, logos, or content is expressly prohibited without prior written consent of philosophy, inc.

then look here (thanks to Galen Strawson for discovering this.)

In some cases (for example, the list of University links) the relevant sites are stable enough to make completeness and accuracy a sensible goal, but for the most part I only hope to make this page useful and interesting.

(Some of the pages in my non-philosophical sections might be of interest to philosophers - in particular the Parapsychology, Religion page, Scepticism, and Teaching Resources pages.)

If you have any comments to make (additions, corrections, suggestions...), you can either e-mail me from the `mailto:' link below (I'm gradually adding one to every page) or, if your browser allows it, send me a comment from any of my pages (on Lynx, for example, just press `c').


The heart of this page is a set of links organised into twelve main categories. It's not always easy to categorise Web sites, though, so if you don't find what you're looking for straight away, try browsing through the other pages.

A resource that doesn't fit easily into any of the categories, and which is well worth a look, is Jim Fieser's Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I'd also recommend Garth Kemerling's Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names; (hours of happy browsing) and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (incomplete, but what's there is worth a look).

If you want to skip my sections, ignoring the thousands of hours of dedicated work that I've put into them, you could just use the Hippias search engine to search the Internet for yourself:

HIPPIAS Limited Area Search of Philosophy on the Internet

A new search engine, Noesis, allows you to search the Web for original philosophical material -- reviews, papers, lectures, and so on. I'm a little put off by the fact that its maintainers won't consider material for inclusion unless the author has a doctorate, but it should still be useful in a somewhat limited way.

Philosophy Sections

* Universities' Philosophy Pages
Organised by geographical region. My aim is to include every department that has a separate Web page (however meagre). I also include here pages devoted to specific regions' or countries' philosophy.
* Institutions, Commercial Organisations, etc.
A miscellany of sites - whatever doesn't fit easily into the other categories, including Societies, Libraries, etc..
* Individuals' Philosophy Pages
Philosophical resources and indices provided by individuals.
* Philosophy Sites by Topic
Philosophical resources and indices organised into topics.
* Philosophy Journals
Conventional, paper-based journals' Home Pages, plus on-line and e-mail journals.
* Sites Devoted to Individual Philosophers
Mostly dead philosophers, in fact. I've included sites offering on-line or down-loadable texts, as well as sites offering collections of texts by different philosophers.
* Philosophy Discussion on the Internet
Relevant Usenet and e-mail groups, plus information about on-line chat.
* Philosophy Events
Conferences, seminars, departmental programmes, etc.
* Continuing Education
This includes University Extra-Mural & Continuing Education Departments, Vacation Courses, and Distance Learning.
* Philosophers on the Web
A directory of philosophers who have Web pages (however meagre).
* Philosophy Jobs
Links to useful sites.
* Some of My Papers
Philosophical and journalistic, plus some poetry.


[Texts] Buying, reading, searching texts on the Internet. Links to bookshops and publishers, and to on-line libraries.

[Surf] If you want to search the WWW for yourself, there are plenty of resources here to help you get started.

[e-mail me] If your browser doesn't support `mailto:', then you can reach me at:

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