Pathways Top Ten Philosophy Sites

Nominate your favourite philosophy web site
or the philosophy site you enjoyed visiting most
this week. If your nomination is accepted
it will will be added to the head of this list.

Email klempner@fastmail.net to submit your nomination.

  1. The Reading Lists: Philosophy

    Interviews with leading philosophers on the books that have influenced and inspired their lives and careers

    Nominated by Phil Treagus

  2. Solipsism Online

    From the site: "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" (Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody')

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  3. Against Professional Philosophy

    From the site: "We are here to tell about the the ups-and-downs of being a professional philosopher, to provide a serious critique of contemporary professional philosophy, and to look towards the real philosophy of the future. Join us!"

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  4. Meta Treks

    From the site: "Hosted by Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison — both of whom have philosophy backgrounds — Meta Treks addresses the philosophical arguments that shape how the stories speak to us on a human level."

    Nominated by Zachary Fruhling

  5. Lev Shestov (official site)

    "His main theme expressed in his principal work 'Athens and Jerusalem' is that faith (i.e. a feeling) is central to the human condition and rationality (philosophy as cognitive science) has only utilitarian value."

    Nominated by Richard Schain

  6. The Many Worlds of Logic

    "Logic is the study of the standards of correct reasoning. For over 2,000 years, a course in logic has been an essential component of a university education. And for good reason: The study of logic will sharpen your intellect and expand your thinking in ways you have never imagined." (Paul Herrick)

    Nominated by David Marans

  7. Logic Gallery

    "Not a web site but a downloadable e-text with profiles of important contributors to the study of Logic from Aristotle to the 21st Century. A fascinating and valuable web resource for philosophy students."

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  8. Stoicism Today

    "This site aims at popularizing and adapting Stoicism for the modern-day. Live like a Stoic Week is for me another example how philosophy can get out of 'Ivory Tower' and into the streets!"

    Nominated by Steven Leysen

  9. Sophia Project

    "This is one of the most extensive sites on the web right now for educational resources in philosophy and ethics."

    Nominated by Mike Russo

  10. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    "Provides a thorough and in depth introduction to range of philosophical branches. Found it useful because of the range of topics covered."

    Nominated by Alexandra Moraitis

  11. Sustainable History

    "A great site covering many topics such as Neurophilosophy, human nature and the meaning of existence."

    Nominated by Alex Myron

  12. The Husserl Page

    "The site provides comprehensive and easy access to those net resources pertaining to the life and work of the 20th century philosopher, Edmund Husserl."

    Nominated by Erik Roby

  13. Philosophy Experiments

    "Very interesting site that analyzes one's philosophical and moral beliefs through a series of quizzes. Has made me rethink some of my stances on morality."

    Nominated by Alice Schumann

  14. Philosophical Investigations

    "Ethics is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, usually taught as part of the Religious Studies A-level. We look at several major theories such as virtue ethics, utilitarian and Kantian ethics and natural law and apply these to issues as wide-ranging as business ethics and abortion." (Paul Baron)

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  15. Practical Ethics: Ethics in the News

    "Ethical analysis of news events by reliable researchers who focus on current events and the philosophical discussions that ensue demonstrate how contemporary philosophers actually do philosophy."

    Nominated by Kim Packard

  16. PhilPapers

    "An exhaustive collection of Philosophy papers with profiles of practising philosophers. If you are a philosopher, be there."

    Nominated by Amit Anurag

  17. Portale Vico

    "Contains the broadest collection on the Internet of works and resources by and about the famous neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico (1668-1774). Edited by the Italian National Council of Research."

    Nominated by A. Casagrande

  18. The Partially Examined Life

    "This is a podcast providing thoughtful and entertaining discussions of key philosophical texts, both historical and modern. It presumes no prior listener knowledge but yet still delves deeply enough into the texts to be of interest to the philosophical veteran."

    Nominated by Mark Linsenmayer

  19. Episteme Links

    "Excellent philosophy portal with links to philosophers, issues, departments, and humor."

    Nominated by Stephen Hicks

  20. International Association for Scottish Philosophy

    "The purpose of The International Association for Scottish Philosophy is to promote and extend interest in the Scottish philosophical tradition. Although this remarkable tradition of thought originated in a poor country on the fringes of Europe, its flowering in the 18th Century Age of Enlightenment resulted in a powerful influence on the world of ideas in which we now live, especially through its impact on the United States of America in its formative years."

    Nominated by Alison Horsburgh

  21. Oscar Brenifier

    "Oscar Brenifier calls himself a practical philosopher and he does philosophical counselling with individuals and groups (among many other things). He has a disturbing and intriguing ability to get people to see the illogicality and irrationality of their thought processes."

    Nominated by Dilys Mushin

  22. Philosophy Online

    "This is a really useful site for philosophy students and anyone who is intersted in philosophy. It's got an annotated guide to Descartes' Meditations, and subject guides to theory of knowledge, philosophy of religion, and lots of other stuff. The forum is a good place to visit also."

    Nominated by Jo Stephens

  23. Pactiss.org: Philosophers and Critical Thinkers in Senior Schools

    The online presence of the Australian Philosophy Teachers' Network (APTN). Large collection of teaching resources.

    Nominated by Peter Ellerton

  24. Philosophical Powers

    Philosophy humour. "Oh yes, I'd definitely want to collect the whole set!"

    Nominated by Tony Bellotti

  25. The Gendlin Online Library

    "Eugene Gendlin is a philosopher who deserves to be better known. His work in expanding the concept of concepts, and the meaning of meaning, through both rigorous intellectual modeling and through bodily felt sensing is truly pioneering. His online library, of nearly sixty years of papers, is a rich resource."

    Nominated by Mike Finch

  26. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    "This is the most comprehensive and well written analysis of all philosophic ideas and thinkers."

    Nominated by Chris DiMarco

  27. John Macmurray.org

    "Macmurray was interested in understanding what it means to be a person. He had a gift for writing with simplicity, depth and passion whilst at the same time offering razor-sharp conceptual analysis. His writings give us a wholly new perspective on the human condition. His thinking is relevant to the problems we face as a world today. "

    Nominated by Paul Gee

  28. Palinurus: Engaging Political Philosophy

    "Palinurus is an electronic journal of philosophy and socialism. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the theoretical work in contemporary political philosophy and related fields. Palinurus is not committed to any particular ideology or political programme. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for debate and discussion of theoretical issues on the left. It encourages the serious and informed discussion of such issues in an engaging, clear and non-technical language, aimed to reach a wide audience."

    Nominated by Alfredo Lucero-Montano

  29. Just War Theory.Com

    "A free, non-profit, annotated aid to research and instruction in philosophical studies of warfare owned and maintained by Mark Rigstad, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Oakland University."

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  30. Early Modern Texts

    "Here are versions of some classics of early modern philosophy, prepared with a view to making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines, and lines of thought."

    Nominated by Jonathan F. Bennett

  31. A Rational Life

    "For the first time in my life I now have the time to ponder some of the social and philosophical issues that have always been of great interest to me but, until now, could not be addressed. I am interested in correspondence with others who have similar interests."

    Nominated by Leon Felkins

  32. Islamic Philosophy Online

    "A gateway site, with dozens of original texts, many translated, and many hard to find otherwise."

    Nominated by David Faber

  33. Filosofia Para Niños (Philosophy For Children)

    "Philosophy for Children is the educational program founded by Dr Lipman in 1969. More than thirty years after, this kind of website has only one reason, to look for a better world for all of us."

    Nominated by Stella Accorinti

  34. Philosophy Channel of Undernet IRC

    "This is the website for what is by far the best Internet Relay Chat discussion channel for Philosophy. The website includes a message board, information on how to visit the chat forum, and links to philosophy sites."

    Nominated by Muzeene

  35. Evolutionary Pragmatism

    "Personal Home Page wherein I have recorded a number of essays on the topic of Evolutionary Pragmatism."

    Nominated by Stuart Burns

  36. On Truth and Reality

    "Provides Physics and Metaphysics foundations to Philosophy. Has large summary of the History of Philosophy (Physics, Metaphysics)."

    Nominated by Geoffrey Haselhurst

  37. Metaphysics Resource Page

    "It does what it says on the tin. (Warning: may contain traces of nuts.)"

    Nominated by Brian Tee

  38. j_spot

    "Journal of Social and Political Thought. On-line journal disregarding concerns for traditional boarders of academic disciplines. Is it Philosophy? Is it Cultural Studies? Who cares, it's cool stuff."

    Nominated by Brian Tee

  39. AnthonyFlood.com

    "In a series of acerbic and uncompromising essays Pathways mentor Anthony Flood publicly sorts out his ideas on metaphysics, politics and religion."

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  40. Erratic Impact Philosophy Research Base

    Huge, well organized collection of philosophy web links and online resources.

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  41. Will Baker meaning of life discussion

    "Personal ruminations on various topics, an internet version of Montaigne. Contains an interesting dissertation 'phenomenom of existence'."

    Nominated by S. Mienhart

  42. Philosophy of Religion

    "Quick and easy summary of the main issues in the philosophy of religion."

    Nominated by Tim Holt

  43. The Online Books Page

    "Loads and loads of free downloads of classic texts."

    Nominated by Brian Tee

  44. Techné: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology

    " this site usefully gathers together articles dealing with most of the issues arising from a consideration of technology and its applications."

    Nominated by Brian Tee

  45. Mises Institute

    The Mises Institute was founded in 1982. The web site. mises.org is primarily about economics, but features much of general intellectual interest.

    Nominated by Tony Flood

  46. A Dedication to Spinoza's Insights

    "I am an eighty-year old retired Structural Engineer who has for some sixty-odd years studied Spinoza whenever earning a living and having a family and friends permitted."

    Nominated by Joseph B. Yesselman

  47. Aude Education

    "The development of thinking skills has been identified as of great importance to the educational development of young people. Information handling, reasoning, creative thinking, and evaluation are all of great importance — and will be even more so as we move towards a knowledge-based economy. How to think will greatly affect a person's life chances. The other big influence on this is the emotional intelligence of the individual — are they self-aware, self-regulated, motivated and empathetic?" (Aude Consultant Paul Cleghorn).

    Nominated by Margaret Whiteley

  48. Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children

    "A non-profit organization that brings philosophy into the lives of young people through programs in elementary, middle, and high schools, parent organizations, and other organizations serving young people." Comprehensive resources, including advice for teachers and book lists for all ages from pre-school upwards.

    Nominated by Chuck Hlavac

  49. Studies in Comparative Philosophy

    The history of Western philosophy seen through the eyes of Swami Krishnananda, "one of the greatest and most in-depth philosophers of our time". The selected book includes chapters on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, James, Bergson, Alexander and Whitehead, showing the Swami's impressive knowledge and sincere appreciation of the contribution of Western thinkers.

    Nominated by Swami Narayanananda

  50. William James

    "It has sometimes crossed my mind that James wanted to be a poet and an artist, and that there lay in him, beneath the ocean of metaphysics, a lost Atlantis of fine arts: and that he really hated philosophy and all its works, and pursued them only as Hercules might spin or as a prince in a fairy tale sorts seeds for an evil dragon, or as anyone might patiently do some careful work for which he had no aptitude." John J. Chapman, friend of William James.

    Nominated by Randall Albright

  51. The Marxists Internet Reference Archive

    "Gives access to original texts and an overview of the development of Western philosophy from 1600 to 2002, aimed at serious novices, focusing on the question of knowledge." Valuable resource with classic and modern texts ranging from Sun-Tzu, Machiavelli and Paine, to Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X.

    Nominated by Andy Blunden

  52. The Examined Life Online Journal

    "It is our intent to offer a communication forum for the professional, student, and amateur philosopher. We hope that through the love of philosophy, our readers will develop a stronger appreciation of the philosophical positions of others and their own. We believe by offering a forum for the dialectic of philosophy to continue, that we will enhance and develop such an experience for the professional, student and amateur philosopher."

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  53. Emmanuel Levinas Web Page

    This is the most complete site on Levinasian philosophy, containing original works of Levinas, biographical data and critical works by Jacques Derrida. The site shows the philosophical encounter between Levinas and Heidegger, Sartre, Husserl and Buber, as well as demonstrating the main direction of 20th century philosophy with respect to the thought of Emmanuel Levinas.

    Nominated by Dmitry Olshansky

  54. Big Questions of Philosophy and the Answers

    Dr Kelly didn't receive his doctorate until his mid 70's. Before discovering his vocation as a thinker, he had been a member of Australia's Northern Territorial Police. His thesis seems to be that the universe was created by God to be evolutionary: "The world can be understood as a process involving the possible self-creation of an entity like God". He talks about process philosophy and also mentions Samuel Alexander.

    Nominated by Cameron Dempster

  55. Wholeness Seminar

    From the site: "The theme of this seminar is a statement, What Wholeness means to me and the obvious subsequent question, How can this best be imparted to others?"

    Nominated by Heiner Benking

  56. Guide to Philosophy on the Internet

    Perhaps the most comprehensive guide to philosophy on the internet.

    Nominated by Leonidas Maniatis

  57. Philosophy Now: a magazine of ideas Rick Lewis

    I like the variety of articles.

    Nominated by Dan Williams

  58. Squashed Philosophers

    It helped me to get to grips with philosophy books that I had heard of, read quotations from, yet never read. Having read these, I would have a go at the full text. They are good examples of précis and act as tasters and pathfinders for new readers such as myself. I will now tackle David Hume without feeling that I am about to climb Everest in a fog, without oxygen.

    Nominated by Michael Brett

  59. Confucius

    A first-class quick overview of Confucius. Particularly worthy because it does not neglect the many difficulties of interpreting Chinese characters in western words.

    Nominated by Glyn Hughes

  60. Philosophy Pages

    It is not possible to set one category for this site. It has an awful lot. A large section looking at the history of philosophy and ideas through the ages. Information on major philosophers. A philosophical dictionary of terms. Guides for studying philosophy. Lots of reference materials listed for additional study. Even has a section on logic.

    Nominated by Cameron Dempster

  61. Trinityism

    No, I didn't understand it either. I've a vague idea that Bartek is proposing a system of understanding based, not on a dualist right/wrong good/bad principle, but on something with three basic states, but what these states are is quite beyond me. He gets his gold star for the rare and precious attempt at creating a complete system. It fails, but I wish there were more.

    Nominated by Glyn Hughes

  62. Paradise Engineering

    Extraordinary! Good solid analytic philosophy, but with added heaven and eternal life. Pearce has devised a 'possible world' plan in which pain simply does not exist. What marks it out from other utopias is that, as far as I can see, it is entirely plausible and completely justified.

    Nominated by Glyn Hughes

  63. Zeno's Coffeehouse

    From the site: "Zeno of Elea, a pre-Socratic philosopher, was born about 490 B.C. His style of argument was to assume, provisionally, the position of the opponent, and then to derive impossible conclusions from it, thus establishing the absurdity of the assumption. In the spirit of this Reductio Ad Absurdum dialectical approach to critical thinking, our Coffeehouse activities will tackle from time to time so-called 'common sense views,' analyzed critically. The mental gymnastics will be good exercise!."

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner

  64. Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

    Online version of Norman Kemp Smith's translation of this great philosophical classic. Search for that elusive word or phrase and the result comes up almost immediately! An indispensable resource for Kant students.

    Nominated by Geoffrey Klempner


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