#Circle is a real-time discussion channel on the internet. It was formed as an outgrowth of the #Philosophy Channel and the associated Undernet Philosophy Book Discussion Group. It is intended to provide users of those groups and other interested users of Internet Relay Chat a forum for formal intellectual discussion of various themes including, but not limited to philosophy. The website provides a timetable for discussion topics, and is maintained by M. Collette (email@example.com).
Cosmology, Philosophy, Myth and Culture
In ancient Egypt the city and Library of Alexandria was the meeting place where philosophical, spiritual, and cosmological teachings flowed together to create vital new syntheses and a flourishing cultural environment. This website, maintained by David Fideler (firstname.lastname@example.org), aims to replicate, in electronic form, the cultural and philosophical space of Alexandria, providing a meeting place for people interested in ancient and modern cosmological speculation and what the humanities have to contribute to contemporary life.
This is the American Philosophy Association's page providing links to sites from which philosophy-related software can be downloaded.
Ariadne is a limited-area philosophy search engine, in German language format, maintained by Stefan Müller (S_Mueller@public.uni-hamburg.de). It is also mirrored at http://homehobel.phl.univie.ac.at/cgi- win/ariadne.exe
Publishing in Philosophy
This site houses most of the text from this 1986 publication devoted to providing information and advice on publishing in philosophy. The site is maintained by Janice Moulton (email@example.com).
The Meaning of
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This site houses a collection of opinions on the meaning of life. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your view.
Philosopher All-Stars provides a small gallery of philosophers in trading-card format, with pictures and a brief biography, and maintained by Jeremy Allaire.
The Philosophical Calendar presents a philosophical thought for the day (an issue from contemporary Western metaphysics or epistemology) from Bruce Zimov (email@example.com).
This site provides a place where undergraduates or those with a general interest in philosophy can discuss philosophical issues suggested by the site's maintainer, James Petts (firstname.lastname@example.org). There are currently nine issues for consideration, centred on metaphysics and sociological issues.
From Gordon Ziniewicz (email@example.com), print out and solve crossword puzzles on general philosophy or philosophers by name.
Designed to "help awaken citizens from their moral and intellectual slumber", MJ Adler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and M Weisman have created this site and the "Centre for Study of Great Ideas". This page outlines the Centre's activities, membership details, and provides links to resources.
This is a philosophy discussion bulletin board accessible by telnet (login as a visitor and follow the prompts until you reach the main menu, then type 'go philos'). There are five discussion areas: metaphysics, ethics, theology, technology and epistemology. The SIG is hosted by Bruce Zimov (email@example.com).
This page provides information on the activities of the pub philosophers. Led by Bryn Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), these folks are taking philosophy into the pubs (or at least, a pub) in London. Find out when and where you can join them.
Real-Time Talk for
This page contains information and links to multi-user environments where philosophers can generally be found, as well as listing Internet Relay Chat channels where people talk about philosophy. There will also be a few general links to Web sites which describe the various methods of live (real time) communication across the Internet, including audio and videoconferencing as well as text based systems. Please email Dan Brickley (email@example.com) if you know of any established sites.
Galileo once introduced an invented scenario, saying, "But even without further experiment it is possible to prove clearly, by means of a short and conclusive argument, that a heavier body does not move more rapidly than a lighter one." He went on to describe a case where two stones of different weights are tied together and allowed to fall. Thereby Galileo successfully argued against Aristotle in what became one of the most famous thought experiments. Since then thought experiments have appeared often in both scientific and philosophical arguments. This site is an attempt to collect some resources for studying them. Although the emphasis is on philosophical thought experiments, many of the materials included here relate to the field in general. The site is maintained by Lawrence Souder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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This interactive site,
produced by Ron Barnette
(email@example.com), features logic
and critical thinking puzzles. Participants can check
back on results of puzzles run earlier in the year. Ron
also includes a link to a prisoner's dilemma game from
Serendip's Playground at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/playground/
Zombies on the
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Very few people think that zombies could exist in the actual world (i.e., that they are naturally or nomologically possible), but many people think that they are at least logically possible - i.e. that the idea of zombie is internally consistent, and that there is at least a "possible world" where zombies exist. This logical possibility is sometimes used to draw strong conclusions about consciousness (e.g. in the book The Conscious Mind, and elsewhere). This site, from David Chalmers (firstname.lastname@example.org), brings together a range of resources and information on zombies, and their use in philosophical argument.
November 30, 1998
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