Pathways to Author Page for Geoffrey V. Klempner

founded 1995

Online philosophy courses leading to Associate and Fellowship awards from the International Society for Philosophers and Diploma and BA degree from the University of London

The Pathways web sites are the work of philosophy teachers, students and enthusiasts around the globe.

"Philosophy is the ultimate expression of human freedom. We believe in freedom of thought and expression but also in the responsibility that goes with that freedom. As philosophers, we value and respect those whose views differ from our own.

"Our mission is to teach the world to philosophize."

[from ISFP Mission Statement]

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Welcome to the Pathways Portal!

  From this page you can:

• Select from six Pathways to Philosophy
• Study for an online BA Philosophy degree
• Answer the question Why study philosophy?
• Learn how to Write a philosophy essay
• Learn how to Devise a study plan
• Browse through Essays by Pathways students
• Browse through Letters to Pathways students
• Do a search through Electronic Philosopher
• Read the Pathways Philosophy study guide
• Subscribe to the ejournal Philosophy Pathways
• Send your question to Ask a Philosopher
• Submit your web site to the Pathways Top 10
• Download Electronic philosophy texts
• Read through Geoffrey Klempner's Brief CV
• Inspect the Pathways Student Survey results
• Find your ideal philosophy StudyPartner
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• Join the International Society for Philosophers
• Email your manuscript to ISFP Publishing
• View the latest Questions & Answers

The first Pathways distance learning students joined in 1995. The Pathways web site was launched in 1997.

In 2002, the International Society of Philosophers was formed to promote the benefits of philosophy, and to run the Pathways programs and awards. There are ISFP members in over 90 countries.

Director of Studies
Dr Geoffrey Klempner

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Choosing your own Pathway

Pathways offers an exciting range of options. However, if you ask the following simple questions, it is easy to find the Pathway that is ideal for you:

— are you a beginner, or have you studied philosophy before?

— do you want to follow a set program of study, or would you prefer to devise your own program?

— is there a time frame within which you would like your studies to be completed?

— are you looking for an accredited course which leads to a recognized qualification?

— what are you hoping to do after you finish your studies with Pathways?

If you would like advice about your philosophical pathway, email the Director of Studies Dr Geoffrey Klempner at

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