Philosophy • External Websites, Links and Podcasts
There are a host of resources on the Web for information about Philosophy. A simple Google search will get you more than you can ever deal with. Below are a few suggestions to get you started.
There are not as many Podcasts as one would hope, but there are some good ones out there. For those of you who use iTunes a search for 'Philosophy Podcasts' in the Apple Store gives a large, but very mixed, bag of results. Here are a few good ones:
- The Philosopher's Zone contains a number of good discussions of a variety of topics in Philosophy. A new series began in April of 2013.
- The Partially Examined Life has a large selection of discussions of varying length on a number of issues.
The 'History of Philosophy Without any Gaps' podcast is from King's College, London, England and is an ongoing, and wonderfully comprehensive, series of discussions of the whole of Western Philosophy, including excursions into Islamic thought.
- If you use iTunes, take a look at iTunesU in the iTunes store, and search under "Philosophy" for a number of interesting courses.
- Learn Out Loud is a series of readings of classical philosophical texts.
There are really too many to make much in the way of referrals. About.com Philosophy has a fairly handy list and Blog Rank has an interesting and eclectic collection. Philosophical Weblogs has the longest list. To these I would add reddit.com, a collection of serious discussions on a huge variety of topics in Philosophy that is definitely worth a look.
Most University Philosophy Departments have their own web sites, and often they are very helpful. Here are a few from area Universities.
Philosophy courses are surveys of humanity’s attempt to answer the questions of where do we come from, how we should live, and where we are going. They also help develop rational thought and critical thinking.