Useful Philosophy Links

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General | Bioethics | Philosophy of Religion | Critical Thinking

We offer the following as places to begin a search for material about a philosopher, a philosophical work, ideas, theories, or principles. By no means do the following websites begin to cover the vast number of web sites available in Philosophy.

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General Websites:

Philosophy Pages provides some excellent introductory material to Philosophy. The site contains a dictionary of philosophical terms, a one-page overview of over thirty philosophers, a section on logic, a guide to the history of Western philosophy, and a timeline for Western philosophers. There are web links virtually everywhere throughout the site, so it is relatively easy to follow through on any specific philosophical quest.

    The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains excellent entries on many philosophers and branches of philosophy.

    The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains good overviews of philosophers' ideas.

    Bartleby defines itself as follows: "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge." Check it out.

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    Religious Tolerance offers a general view of the controversy concerning physician-assisted suicide as well as statistics.

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS is the main advocate for global action on HIV and AIDS.

    The National Transplant Society provides current statistics and background information on the allocation of transplantable organs in the United States.

    The United Network for Organ Sharing offers information on and explanation of organ sharing with "quick links" to data and resources.

    The President's Council on Bioethics contains government information on numerous ethical issues in biomedical science and technology.

    Human Genome Project Information provides, obviously, information on the human genome project.

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    Philosophy of Religion:

    Judaism 101 gives an account of thirteen principles of Jewish Faith, G-d's attributes, human nature, the Messiah and the three categories of Jews.

    General Information on Islam contains a summary of Islamic belief in God, angels, the Koran and the prophets. A brief piece on Muhammed's life, the five pillars of Islam, terrorism and the jihad are also included.

    Hinduism: The World's Oldest Religion provides a general introduction to Hinduism followed by a treatment of the Hindu Trinity, puja (daily prayer), the Bhagavad Gita, Hindu classes and castes, the four periods of Hindu life, karma, the major schools about the relationship between humans and Truth.

    Buddhist Information and Education Network recounts the life of the Buddha, the basic tenets of Buddhism, the four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the five precepts, the three jewels of Buddhism, and the various groups of Buddhists.

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    Critical Thinking/Logic:

    Logic contains very good general background information on logic in general and formal and informal reasoning in particular; as one might "deduce," this is the logic section from Philosophy Pages.

    Logic and Fallacies (from "The Atheism Web") contains an introduction to logic and, like the previous site, a formidable list of informal fallacies, also with definition and example; yes, even atheists must be logical.