Grad Seminar: Philosophical Method, Writing, and Style

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Main Links

Documents, Readings, and Miscellaneous things

Research Pages

TA Projects

TC Projects

DG Projects

AR Projects

RT Projects

Alfino Projects

Research Resources

  • Of course, Wikipedia and general Google searches.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [1]
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy [2]
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosopy, on Foley site [3]
  • Philosopher's Index, on Foley site [4]
  • Phil Papers [5]
  • Google Scholar [6]
  • Perseus Collections Text [7]

Other Docs/Links

  • This from the Daily Nous, thanks to Dr. Lassiter. [8]

Some things on method

Philosophy mags, blogs, and other browsing

  • Cafe Philosophy: [10]
  • Philosophy Now [11]
  • Philosopher's Magazine [12]
  • The Stone. The New York Times has a regular column, "The Stone," on philosophical topics [13]
  • Two favorite browsing sites, though not exclusively philosophical: Arts and Letters Daily [14] and Three Quarks [15]
  • False Belief Test [16]
  • Here is the publication The Speculative Turn, for more reading on Speculative Philosophy. The editor's introduction gives a concise introduction to speculative thinking thus far. [17]

Philosophy Profession


Fall 2016

  • Steven Weinberg. Designer Universe. [23]
  • Philo of Alexandria
  • We can't send a search and rescue team into Plato's cave.
  • David Papineau on Physicalism, Philosophy Bytes
  • Summary of William James' approach to religious belief
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy comparing Hume and Kant
  • Check out Philosophy magazine, full text through Foley. You can have them send you an email when a new issue comes out. This link might work [24] or go through Foley, periodicals link, "philosophy" then click link to full text holding.
  • We'll follow the exchange on naturalism, which begins with this article [25].
  • Check out "Philosophy Talk" a long running podcast on different topics in philosophy today.
  • Books to consider for book groups: Logicomix, All things Shining, The Really Hard Problem, NEW: The World Outside Your Head.
  • Fora TV, a great resource for debates and scientific talks, similar to Ted talks.[26]
  • Relativism, ethnocentric issues highlighted in bizarre African documentary on Austrian customs. [27]
  • Video for the Trolley Problem [28]
  • Info about the Film and Philosophy conference
  • First episode of Michael Sandel's video series "Justice." Reminds me of an Ethics class with a political and real world emphasis. [29]
  • Randy Mayes has collected some short philosophy video to go along with his intro class. I recommend sampling some of these for topics and position papers. [30]
  • Anyone interested in classical philosophers and want their original texts would be interested in this site [31] I've used it to look up The Meno, but I'm assuming more stuff is on here.
  • 3 minute philosophy!!! [32]
  • Free Yale Philosophy class called "Death" [33]
  • Squashed Philosophy [34] -- a summary of many different works. Great if you need to get an idea of what's what.
  • Interactive Greek Philosophy Timeline [35] Creeder 02:46, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Monty Python's World Philosophy Cup [36]
  • Now this is a satire, but relevant to our readings by Singer. Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal [37] (Ethan)
  • Teaching ethics to inmates, you may be surprised what you read. [38]
  • TED Philosophy Videos [39]
  • Philosophy of Food Project [40]
  • This issue of the AAUP's journal on academic freedom focuses on the Steven Salaida case.[41]
  • Link to an article about the background and significance of Gilles Deleuze in preparation for the readings for September 9 [42]
  • Example of an extended philosophy bibliography. Kaplan's Food Bibliography
  • Soylent [43]
  • French Farmer Protests [44]
  • Moral Psych piece.[45]