Philosophy and Religion
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Philosophy and Philosophers

The Philosophy Pages -
"This site offers helpful information for students of the Western philosophical tradition. The elements you will find on this site include: The Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names; A survey of the History of Western Philosophy; A Timeline for the intellectual figures discussed here; Detailed discussion of several major Philosophers; Summary treatment of the elementary principles of Logic; A generic Study Guide for students of philosophy; and Links to other philosophy Sites on the Internet."
Philosophy Selectors -
Try out the various "tests" here to see where you are on the philosophy road.
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy -
An online set of resources related to the entire subject of philosophy,including biographies of the famous philosophers. Search for concepts such as freedom, free will, democracy or the names of philosophers. Returns helpful articles and essays.
Ethics Updates -
From the Values Institute at the University of San Diego, this site privides lectures, documents, debates, etc. on a whole range of ethical issues. The site "is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics." Requires RealOne player to view videos. General topics include: Aristotle and Virtue Ethics; Contemporary Anti-Theory; Ethical Egoism; Ethical Relativism; Gender and Moral Theory; Introduction to Moral Theory; Justice; Kant and Deontology; Pluralism & Meta-Ethical Concerns; Race, Ethnicity, and Moral Theory; Religion and Ethics; Rights Theories; Theories against Theories; and Utilitarianism. Applied ethics topics include: Abortion; Academic Integrity; Animal rights; Bioethics and Reproductive Technologies; Computer & IT Ethics; Death Penalty & Punishment; Environmental Ethics; Euthanasia; Gender and Sexism; Poverty and Welfare; Race, Racism and Ethnicity; Sexual Orientation; and War, Peace, and Terrorism. Resources include: Ethics Videos; Ethics Reviews; Ethics Forums; Case Studies for Discussion; Philosophers on War, Terrorism, and Peace; Guide to Writing Ethics Papers; The Reference Room; Glossary; The Ethics Calendar; Ethics across the Curriculum USD; Ethics Across the Curriculum K-12; Ethics Consortium of Southern & Baja California; The Values Institute; About the Site; and Usage Statistics. (Lawrence M. Hinman)
This and That -
"The main purpose of this site 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 Everything Else. There's also a simplified index of the main sections." (Suggested by Mr. Brown)
Ancient Greek Philosophy -
The website of a course on Greek philosophy at the Baptist university in Canada. (Suggested by Mr. Brown)
Dr. Z's Philosophy Page -
"These pages are meant for everyone. For serious scholars, there are bits here and there that can be used, savored, critiqued, and objected to. For everyone who is pressed and stressed, there is a little lightness, a little humor. For philosophy students, there are helps to overcome tough texts, ambitious projects, and muddled teachers. For those wonderful folks from every walk of life who spend most of their day doing something else, but love to think about things and just need a few ideas to chew on, there are things you will like here (I promise)." (Suggested by Mr. Brown)
The Big View -
"This Web site is about philosophy in the widest sense. It includes science, religion, mythology, and other fields of thought that are not within the traditional territory of philosophy. However, it seems to make little sense to separate those fields. Everything is connected. If one views anything from any possible angle, it can only increase understanding. .... tries to present information succinctly, so that -hopefully- the gist of each topic is preserved, while not much else is said. It is intended for the reader who wants to get an overview of a philosophical topic in a minimum amount of time." (Suggested by Mr. Brown)
Guide to Philosophy On the Internet -
A huge links to information related to philosophy and philosophers. Search via Hippias and Noesis search engines. Topics which can be browsed include: Guides; Philosophers; Topics; Associations; Journals; Teaching/Learning; Etexts; Bibliographies; Mailing Lists; Newsgroups; Projects; Preprints; Jobs; Dictionaries; and Quotations.
Philosophy Sites on the Internet -
The Table of Contents to this site includes: Philosophy Indexes and Search Engines; Philosophy Guides and Encyclopedias; Philosophers; Philosophical Topics; Philosophy Etexts; Philosophy Journals; Philosophy Departments; Philosophical Associations and Societies; Philosophy Miscellany; Miscellany; Bookstores on-line; Some Israeli Sites; and General Indexes and Search Engines. (Tel-Aviv University, Philosophy Dept.)
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy -
Another place to find out about philosophy. Search philosophical topics by alphabet. (Stanford Univ. Metaphysics Research Lab)
Principia Cybernetica Table of Contents -
"This is the website of the Principia Cybernetica Project (PCP), an international organization. The Project aims to develop a complete philosophy or 'world-view,' based on the principles of evolutionary cybernetics, and supported by collaborative computer technologies. To get started, there is an introduction with background and motivation, and an overview, summarizing the project as a whole." This is a gathering place which "tries to tackle age-old philosophical questions with the help of the most recent cybernetic theories and technologies." Covers many basic philosophical ideas, such as freedom, the meaning of life, what is true knowledge, etc. Offers generally short and helpful explanations which are hyperlinked to related terms."

Religion Resources

Yahoo! Faiths and Practices -
Yahoo offers links to pages related to many religions of the world. Categories at this site include: Aboriginal Dreamtime; African Religions; Afro-Brazilian Religions; Afro-Caribbean Religions; Agnosticism; Animism; Atheism; Aum Shinri Kyo; Bahá'í Faith; Buddhism; Bön; Candomblé; Cao Dai; Channeling; Christianity; Confucianism; Cyberculture Religions; Deism; Divination; Ethical Culture; Firewalking; Fourth Way; Free Daism; Gnosticism; Hinduism; Humanism; Ifa; International Raelian Movement; Islam; Jainism; Judaism; Mazdaznan; Meditation; Messianic Judaism; Mithraism; Monasticism; Mysticism; Native American Religions; New Age; Occult; Paganism; Pantheism; The Process; Santería; Satanism; Scientology; Shamanism; Shinto; Sikhism; Spiritualism; Taoism; Tenrikyo; Theosophy; Umbanda; Unitarian-Universalism; Universal Life Church; Vedism; Voodoo; Wicca; and Zoroastrianism.
Yahoo! Christian Denominations and Sects -
Yahoo offers links to pages related to many Christian denominations and sects of the world. Categories at this site include dozens of churches from the African Methodist Episcopal to the Worldwide Church of God.
The Religious Movements Page -
"This page provides a gateway to Profiles of more than two hundred Religious Movements, most of which were created by students in Sociology 257 at the University of Virginia. Each Profile offers basic demographic and background information, a summary of beliefs, discussion of controversial issues (when appropriate), links to important web sites about each group, and select print bibliographies. In addition, we provide an index with links to hundreds of religious groups that are not profiled on this site."
World Religions -
A fine starting place for research and information about the world's religions. Select a major religious group, and follow the pathways to your particular area of interest. Includes helpful notes on each of the many links to information about the religions.
Not Just Bibles: A Guide to Christian Resources on the Internet -
The Internet has a lot of resources and information related to the Christian religions. This is a major collection of links to those Web sites.

Political and Social Philosophy

E-texts of 17th & 18th Century Philosophers -
"This page will link you to electronic texts of some of the great philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth century." A period when many of the ideas behind the American democracy were being formed and explored. These links will lead you to many of the works of philosophers whose influence is felt in the U.S. even today.
Social Contract -
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy reviews the concepts behind the social contract theories. Helpful way to understand this basic idea which helped shape democracy in America.
Jean Jacques Rousseau -
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy section on the philosopher who is associated with the idea of the "social contract."
Papers on Determinism -
An essay by a recent college graduate which explores the topic of: Free Will and Determinism, are they incompatible?
English Bill of Rights -
Complete text of the 1689 English law: An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown.
Eighteenth Century Resources -- History -
Another major collection of links to eighteenth century history. The page is subdivided into the following topics: General Resources; British History; American History; Canadian History; European History; and Other History.
Eighteenth Century Studies -
"This collection archives works of the eighteenth century from the perspectives of literary and cultural studies. Novels, plays, memoirs, treatises and poems of the period are kept here (in some cases, influential texts from before 1700 or after 1800 as well), along with modern criticism."
Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics -
This Web site has a list, many with links to the actual full text, of classic books and other works on constitutional government. The documents are available in variety of formats including HTML, text, MS Word, etc. In some cases actual images of the documents are provided. (See, for example, the Magna Carta.)
The Age of Enlightenment in the Paintings of France's National Museums -
The Enlightenment produced its own style of painting, and you can see some examples at this Web site.
Magna Carta -
The National Archives and Records Administration offers this excellent explanation of the Magna Carta as it relates to U.S. laws and democratic ideas. Inlcudes an image of the document as well as a link to the text of the Magna Carta.
Historical Documents of Great Britain -
Collection of primary source historical documents from the British Isles, from the earliest times through the present: Magna Carta, parliamentary addresses, political statements by thinkers and leaders, philosophical writings, and more. Includes zoomable images of some documents.
Plato's Apology -
This Web page has a history and explication of Plato's Apology, an excellent resource in the development of the concept of democracy in ancient Greece.  (The Classical Origins of Western Culture. The Core Studies 1 Study Guide. Roger Dunkle. Brooklyn College Core Curriculum Series)
Plato -
Biography and philosophical background on the Greek philosopher, Plato. Includes links to his writings. A very informative essay, with many links to primary sources, related ideas and people. (Perseus Encyclopedia)
Aristotle -
Biography and philosophical background on the Greek philosopher, Aristotle. Includes links to his writings. A very informative essay, with many links to primary sources, related ideas and people. (Perseus Encyclopedia)
The Glorious Revolution of 1688 -
"This site is an ever-growing compendium of information related to the events and people of the Glorious Revolution of 1688." A very thorough and well-organized resource, including an encyclopedia, chronology, quotations and other helpful information. (Univ. of Georgia School of Law)
The Glorious Revolution Era (1675-1692) -
Outlines the events and people in the U.S. during the Glorious Revolution that was occurring in England.
St. Thomas More -
Biographical and philosophical information on St. Thomas More, of England. This information is taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia on the Web.



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