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Ask a Philosopher was launched in 1999 on the University of Sheffield web site. Since then, we have responded to thousands of questions submitted from all over the world. In 2006 Ask a Philosopher moved to philosophypathways.com.

This service is offered courtesy of Pathways to Philosophy, the independent distance learning project run by the International Society for Philosophers.


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