Online Philosophy Research Tools
SOME USEFUL SITES
GUIDE TO PHILOSOPHY ON THE INTERNET
The most comprehensive index to philosophy online that I've seen. Peter Suber, who created and maintains this guide, is also the editor-in-chief of the Hippias Search Engine.
THE STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY
This is a new, well-conceived site that is still under development. It features searchable entries, as well as an alphabetical listing of entries.
EPISTEME LINKS: Philosophy Resources on the Internet
This privately owned and maintained site is a collection of research materials and links.
THE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY
This is a searchable encyclopedia of philosophy.
ERRATICIMPACT.COM: A PHILOSOPHY RESEARCH BASE
This very large, comprehensive site, which "began as a research tool for students enrolled in philosophy courses at Villanova University, Danne Polk, Instructor," is "categorized by history, subject and author, features thousands of annotated links, text resources and community services for students and teachers in the field of philosophy and philosophy research." It is a very attractive site with many useful links, but I found it to be a bit tricky to navigate. Additionally, they have unfortunately chosen to accept advertising on their site. In spite of these drawbacks, this is a useful resource.
PATHWAYS TO PHILOSOPHY
Pathways to Philosophy is a philosophical distance learning program hosted by Sheffield University and run in association with the Philosophical Society of England. The Pathways distance learning program has attracted over 200 students from 30 countries world wide since its launch in 1995. The Pathways web sites contain a wealth of material which would be found useful by anyone interested in the study of philosophy, especially those approaching the subject for the first time.