USEFUL LINKS AND SEARCH ENGINES
FOR THE REALIZATIONS OF BEING

http://www.horizons-2000.org

An introduction to general sources, philosophy, news, and search engines

Anil Mitra PhD, Copyright © 2016

Related pages:   Action links   |   Favorites   |   Bibliographies   |   Reading

CONTENTS

The links

General sources

Some everyday links (to be kept current)

Related links

Encyclopedias and other sources of information

Knowledge Project

Libraries

New publications, cinema etc

News (state of the world)

Local News (state of the world)

Politics

Essays

Philosophy

General

Online Bibliography and other Resources

Institutes and Associations

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Disciplines and Philosophers

Ontology and Metaphysics

Logic and its Philosophy

Epistemology

Ethics

Aesthetics

Political Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Education

Aristotle

History of Philosophy

Mind and Consciousness

General Science

Physics

Mathematics

Search engines and subject directories

General

Metasearch

Subject Directories

Philosophy

Plans for this resource

 

The links

General sources

Some everyday links (to be kept current)

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News AOL | BBC | CSM | CNN | ESPN | Google | Google News | Huff Post

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Social media etc: Facebook | Pinterest | Youtube | Quora | Google+ | Amazon.com

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Times | LA Times | NY Times | India-Times | Times of India

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lOCAL: ARCATA—EUREKA RESOURCES | HUMBOLDT COUNTY

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Emperor's New Clothes | Politics1 - American Politics… | FAIR | The Nation

Related links

The following are dated

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Action links

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Favorites

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Bibliographies

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Reading

Encyclopedias and other sources of information

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Wikipediamaintained by volunteers and, as of April 2016, useful as a source of information. It is important, however, to double check critical information. Wikipedia is useful on conceptual topics; however, it is essential to refer to other sources, to critique all sources and, of course, to think independently—to develop a direct relationship between thinking—experiencing thought and the world.

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Nupedia—closed September 2003 but see Nupedia—Wikipedia

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Britannica

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Encyclopedia.com

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Bartleby.com

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Infoplease.com    |   Science Vertical Portal

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World Wide School

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Answers.com

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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries on Philosophy

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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries on Philosophy of Mind

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Dictionary.com

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Online Etymology Dictionary

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Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online

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Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Knowledge Project

…and related links: this project has the following enhancing factors: (1) New conceptions of knowledge and being and the range of knowledge defined by the essay Journey in Being—especially the divisions labeled ‘Theory of being,’ ‘Human world,’ and ‘A system of human knowledge.’ The newer essay Journey in being-detail has much detail. See Home for additional information. (2) A variety of studies of the range of human knowledge, for which also see Home, the Site map, and, e.g., Possibilities for study. Related sites

It is critical that the knowledge project is about both ideas and action.

The listing begins with three sources selected for the notion that a comprehensive overview of human knowledge and action—and an execution of this idea (these sources may of course be subject to criticism with regard to the general notion of comprehensive overview and the execution; however inclusion is suggestive rather than dogmatic, of in process rather than final systems, and of multiple rather than single systems). The first is System of human knowledge, a representation of human knowledge. It is a modification, based in the universal metaphysics, of the system of the 15th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. The second is the representation of human knowledge in the Propædia (see Encyclopedias). The third source is the Great Ideas of Mortimer J. Adler.

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System of human knowledge

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Propædia (system of the Britannica)

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Project Gutenberg

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humanknowledge.net

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Oxford Text Archive

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Internet Classics Archive

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http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

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Res cogitans

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Public Library of Science

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Perseus Digital Library for the HumanitiesPerseus 4.0, a new Java-based version

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Archelogos Projects—a research tool for specialists in classical philosophy

Libraries

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U.S. Library of Congress

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National Library of India

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The British Library

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National Library of Russia—English version

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The Russian State Library

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Biblioteca Nacional—Argentina

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Österreichische Nationalbibliothek—Austria

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National Library of Australia

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Library and Archives Canada

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National Archives and National Library of Bangladesh

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Bibliothèque royale de Belgique

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Fundação Biblioteca Nacional—Brazil

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Biblioteca Nacional De Chile

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China

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Cuba

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Bibliothèque nationale de France

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Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

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National Library of Ireland

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Jewish National & University Library—Israel

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Italy

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National Diet Library—Japan

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Biblioteca Nacional de México

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Biblioteca Nacional de España

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru - National Library of Wales

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National Library of Scotland

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VaticanLibrarySecret Archives

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National Libraries of the WorldOld Site—the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

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List of national libraries—Wikipedia

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The following is a useful source: Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE server.

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Another resource: Library at StudyWeb.com.

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The European Library - v1.6The national libraries of Europe

New publications, cinema etc

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Books - The New York Times

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The New York Review of Books

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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

News (state of the world)

Some search engines and subject directories have news service and analysis. These search facilities can, of course, also search by topic and region. This section and the next three (Politics, Science, and State of the world—Local) are a collection of mainstream and alternative news sources. A variety of sources helps estimate the reliability of information:

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AOL.com

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BBCBBC News

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The Christian Science Monitor

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CNN: http://www.cnn.com/

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ESPN—Sports

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Google News

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Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post

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Times Online—News and Views from The Times and Sunday Times

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Los Angeles Times - California, L.A., Entertainment and World news - latimes.com

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The New York Times

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News International, The - No. 1 English Newspaper from Pakistan - Thursday, October 08, 2009

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NewsIndiaTimes ePaper

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The Times of India

Local News (state of the world)

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Arcata Eye :: The mildly objectionable weekly newspaper for Arcata, California (pagesetter)

Politics

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The Emperor's New Clothes

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Politics1 - American Politics, Elections, Candidates & Campaigns

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FAIR

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The Nation

Essays

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Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

Philosophy

General

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EpistemeLinks: For Philosophy Resources on the Internet—Tom Stone (taken down 2011; now has a collection of useful links but apparently no longer maintained)… also the source of some of the links here.

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Guide to Philosophy on the Internet—Peter Suber—no longer updated.

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Philosophy Around the Web, by Peter J. King—“The main purpose of this site is to act as a guide and a gateway to philosophy resources on the Internet”—The latest update appears to be January 2005.

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Erratic Impact—“Worldwide Philosophy Resources”.

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Philosophical Weblogs, a long-running podcast with interviews of professional, academic philosophers.

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Philosophy Bites, a long-running podcast with interviews of professional, academic philosophers.

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The Philosopher's Zone, maintained by David Chalmers.

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Philosophy: An Online Resource Guide, subtitled “Wise Old Sayings”, this site is more than just that. It is in fact a useful general resource for sites and topics in philosophy.

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Journey in Being, the author’s site that covers the major disciplines of philosophy but is more than a site devoted to philosophy.

Online Bibliography and other Resources

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Online Bibliographies on Philosophy, Consciousness and Such, maintained by David Chalmers.

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Web resources related to consciousness, philosophy, and such, maintained by David Chalmers.

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David Chalmers’ Home Page—included because Chalmers’ resources are useful and extensive.

Institutes and Associations

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The Royal Institute of Philosophy

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American Philosophical Association

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American Philosophical Society

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Principle Ed. Edward N. Zalta.

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WikipediaPhilosophy entry, Philosophy category.

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The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, General Ed. James Fieser.

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Encyclopedia Britannica—(2-volume Propædia, 12-volume Micropædia, 17-volume Macropædia, and 2-volume index of 1985). The current online version of the Britannica seems to represent a lowering of standards. However past editions of Britannica have been the standard in some ways. The system of knowledge of the 15th edition (in Propædia—also see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propædia) is useful as base from which to begin an organization of knowledge. Some thinkers would criticize the idea of such organization; however organizations are useful especially if not dogmatic; and today we can easily reorganize human knowledge from various viewpoints using, e.g. database technology.

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Dictionary of the Philosophy of Mind, Ed. Chris Eliasmith.

Disciplines and Philosophers

Note that the essay Journey in Being, also see the Home page, treats a number of the philosophical disciplines, especially Metaphysics, The theory of objects, Logic, Mind, Cosmology, The nature of human being and the human enterprise-society-ethics-history-civilization-faith from a novel point of view and that, if the claims made there are correct, these treatments are ultimate (in senses defined in the essay).

Ontology and Metaphysics

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Indiana Ontology Philosophy Project, “We offer a variety of tools for students, researchers, programmers and scholars. The ontology currently covers philosophical ideas, thinkers, and journals.

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Ontology - Descriptive and Formal, Raul Corrazon, useful for recent metaphysics—has a table of descriptive and formal ontologists, readings, definitions, the structure of ontology, problems and history of ontology, links…

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The Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University—the premise: metaphysics is the discovery and study of laws that systematize the fundamental abstract objects presupposed by physical science; the abstract objects of concern are the basic mathematical and logical objects such as numbers and sets.

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Abstract Objects: An Introduction to Axiomatic Metaphysics, interesting outline of the 1983 book by Edward N. Zalta.

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Metaphysics.

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Wikipedia article on Metaphysics.

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University of Bristol page on Metaphysics of science.

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Existence and Being, Heidegger’s 1949 essay, a short introduction to his famous Being and Time.

Logic and its Philosophy

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Logic, Peter Suber. This website does not have links for ‘Quantum Logic:’ Quantum Logic and Probability Theory, from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy    |    A Half Century of Quantum Logic--What Have we Learned?, D.J. Foulis, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts    |   Guide to Philosophy and Logic, Paul Wong.

Epistemology

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The Epistemology Home Page, Keith DeRose.

Ethics

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Ethics Updates “designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students… intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics”.

Aesthetics

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Aesthetics On-Line, the official web site of the American Society for Aesthetics.

Political Philosophy

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An extensive index to political philosophy on the Net from Sito Web Italiano per la Filosofia [English edition by Heather Lunergan].

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Political Studies Association   |   Political philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online

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Political philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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List of political philosophers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Political Philosophy [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

Philosophy of Religion

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There is no site on philosophy of religion that I have found to be representative and thorough. Peter Suber’s Guide and the other pages linked here have relevant links. Here are some useful sites devoted to the philosophy of specific religions: Islamic Philosophy Online.

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Buddhist philosophy

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Christian Philosophy—apparently not maintained as of December 2007 but see Christian philosophy—Wikipedia and many others, i.e., use a search engine.

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Hindu philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online.

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Jewish Philosophy, Belief, and Practice - ou.org

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Jewish Philosophy from Erratic Impact

Philosophy of Education

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Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

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State of the Ph.D.—observations on the value of education.

Aristotle

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Aristotle: NON-CONTRADICTION.COM - Aristotle and Aristotelianism—Maintained by Chris Howard.

History of Philosophy

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History of Philosophy, useful, outlines eastern and western philosophy, a part of The Proceedings of the Friesian School maintained by Kelley L. Ross.

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History of Western Philosophy, a part of Philosophy Pages maintained by Garth Kammerling.

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Feminist History of Philosophy, a part of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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History of Philosophy Quarterly, an advertisement.

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Erratic Impact’s History of Philosophy resource… and Site-Map.

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The author’s History of Western Philosophy, Periods of Indian Philosophy, and History of thought and action.

Mind and Consciousness

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Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: An Annotated Bibliography, compiled, David Chalmers—six parts.

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Online Papers on Consciousness, compiled, David Chalmers—three parts.

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Zombies on the web, compiled by David Chalmers. “Philosophical zombies… are found in philosophical articles on consciousness. Their defining features are that they lack conscious experience, but are behaviorally (and often physically) identical to normal humans. ” “…they raise very interesting [philosophical] issues”.

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BrainMeta.com, “BrainMeta is a community site that was established for the purpose of accelerating the development of neuroscience through web-based initiatives, which include the development, implementation and support of a wide range of neuroinformatics tools, services, and databases. BrainMeta also functions as an internet hub for fostering communication between individuals involved with the neurosciences.” site created and maintained by Sean Mikula.

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SWIF Philosophy of Mind - Sito Italiano web per la Filosofia, Luca Malatesti, General Editor.

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Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

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Journal of Consciousness Studies    |    Editorial board

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Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona

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Yahoo! Philosophy of Mind

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Philosophy of Mind - Duke University, portal links to organizations, journals, projects, people and that are of interest to those concerned with philosophy of mind.

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Thomas Nagel, Web Site with Online Papers

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Alternative Philosophical Conceptualizations of Psychopathology, Hubert Dreyfus

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Philosophy of Mind—outdated—Anil Mitra. Also by the author: Journey in Being    |    The Problems of Mind and Consciousness    |    Home

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Dictionary of the Philosophy of Mind, Ed. Chris Eliasmith

General Science

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New Scientist

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Scientific World, The

Physics

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Eric Weisstein's World of Physics –entries on Astrophysics, Electromagnetism, Experimental Physics, Fluid Mechanics, History and Terminology, Mechanics, Modern Physics, Optics, States Of Matter, Units and Dimensional Analysis

Mathematics

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Wolfram MathWorld: ‘The Web's Most Extensive Mathematics Resource’

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Hilbert’s 23 Problems—with notes on solutions and unresolved problems    |    Problem list

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Seven Millennium Prize Problems—(1) P versus NP problem, (2) Hodge conjecture, (3) Poincaré conjecture (solved, see solution of the Poincaré conjectureGrigori Perelman), (4) Riemann hypothesis, (5) Yang–Mills existence and mass gap, (6) Navier–Stokes existence and smoothness, and (7) Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.

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The Millennium Prize Problems are sponsored by the Clay Mathematics Institute which offers a US$1,000,000 prize for the (first, correct) solution of each of the problems.

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The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences™ (OEIS™)—included because the site looks interesting.

Search engines and subject directories

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Search engines and subject directories are the primary user oriented tools for Internet search.

General

Search engines search the Internet—usually stored as a local cache that is compiled by search ‘spiders’ and ‘robots.’ In practice there is cross-over in function between search engines and directories.

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About

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AltaVista

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Dogpile

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Google

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HotBot

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lycos

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Netscape (AOL)

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Northern Light—‘Research Portal’

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OpenText

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SearchEngineWatch

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Teoma

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WebCrawler

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WebServer Directory

Metasearch

Metasearch typically compiles information from search engines and directories when the user makes the search request; smart engines may filter and categorize results before presentation

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SurfWax

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Copernic

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ilectric

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Ixquick

Subject Directories

Subject directories list sites according to topic and include the academic disciplines and much more of general interest. Compiled manually, therefore usually less up-to-date than the search engines. Many directories are compilations from other sites

This list used to be longer in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s but we seem to do less Web Research this way anymore—as of January 2012. Some of the sites listed earlier no longer exist and many others have become commercial sites

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Galaxy

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Internet Public Library

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Open Directory Project

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SciCentral

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W3C

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Yahoo subject directory—this site continues to be useful and Yahoo continues to advertise that it accepts new entries as of January 2012.

Philosophy

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Also see Philosophy Guides and related sites maintained by philosophers.

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Yahoo Philosophy (Google and Altavista Philosophy Directories appear to have been discontinued).

Plans for this resource

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Daily review—a section of links to be reviewed every date to keep ‘abreast of things’. Before doing this answer the question ‘What is it that I want to accomplish?’ Remember that random and spontaneous search is important too.

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Variations of the previous point—Weekly / Sunday / Month, Year? / Topics: What and why?

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Disciplines and personal, cultural, human endeavors—this would become a larger project and might occasion a separate web page (this the links on this page might be a subset of those on the proposed page).