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Postby xzc » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:43 am

I think a mod should sticky a couple locked threads with valuable philosophical videos, and articles and texts. I say locked because if it's not, it will inevitably be derailed, and I have in mind a mod thread that contains only useful links and small descriptions. Lettuce build a nice source for philosophical knowledge! This is a philosophy forum, and it would be fitting for us to have a database to places on the net where users can find free books and videos on philosophy.

I hope this thread will serve as a platform for users to submit what they think are good links. Please post a link and a short description of what the link contains.


Philosophy: Free Courses - Lectures from actual philosophy professors on a wide variety of philosophical topics and authors.
http://www.openculture.com/philosophy_free_courses

History of Philosophy - The Ancient Greeks - Podcasts from King's College London on thoughts of Ancient Greek philosophers and schools of thought.
http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/all-episodes

Death with Professor Shelly Kagan - A full course worth of lectures on different aspects of death from Yale Professor Shelly Kagan.
http://oyc.yale.edu/philosophy
Course Description wrote:There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality. The possibility that death may not actually be the end is considered. Are we, in some sense, immortal? Would immortality be desirable? Also a clearer notion of what it is to die is examined. What does it mean to say that a person has died? What kind of fact is that? And, finally, different attitudes to death are evaluated. Is death an evil? How? Why? Is suicide morally permissible? Is it rational? How should the knowledge that I am going to die affect the way I live my life?
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Re: Philosophy links

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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Only_Humean » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:21 pm

xzc wrote:I think a mod should sticky a couple locked threads with valuable philosophical videos, and articles and texts. I say locked because if it's not, it will inevitably be derailed, and I have in mind a mod thread that contains only useful links and small descriptions. Lettuce build a nice source for philosophical knowledge! This is a philosophy forum, and it would be fitting for us to have a database to places on the net where users can find free books and videos on philosophy.


A sticky thread is a good idea, I'll add to it later. I won't lock it yet.

An alternative idea is that we (I) keep a digest of links stuck at the top of the board, and add to them. Might cut down on chatter and save space on what would probably be a rapidly-growing thread.

I'll add some of mine when I have more time and access to my main computer.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Wobbly » Tue May 10, 2011 12:48 am

http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/

    Here are versions of some classics of early modern philosophy, and a few from the 19th century, prepared with a view to making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines, and lines of thought.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby rakra » Tue May 10, 2011 5:03 pm

History of Modern Philosophy

Really nice blog. From Descartes to Derrida, and further reading list.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby philstokes » Sat May 21, 2011 6:59 am

An online book of critical thinking activities and exercises for philosophy students, answer keys and commentaries provided:

http://essentialthinking.wordpress.com
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Trevor » Tue May 31, 2011 11:00 am

philstokes wrote:An online book of critical thinking activities and exercises for philosophy students, answer keys and commentaries provided:

http://essentialthinking.wordpress.com


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Re: Philosophy links

Postby EmilyB » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:09 pm

I don't know if anyone else managed to attend this year's HowTheLightGetsIn festival in Hay last week, but if you're not familiar with it it's a fantastic philosophy and music festival with lots of interesting talks and debates. Videos of about 150 of the events are being uploaded at the moment to:

http://www.iai.tv/

Some interesting material already online featuring the likes of Peter Hacker, Vince Cable and Simon Armitage. The site's new but it should be an interesting resource with lots of high quality content.

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Re: Philosophy links

Postby WW_III_ANGRY » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:39 pm

http://philosophybites.com/

+ relaxing british accents...
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby d63 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:42 pm

Checked out the free lecture sight. Will definately have to go deeper into it.

Humean: would add my "Here! Here!" to the proposal. It sounds like an excellent idea. Not only would it make a good resource; but our having a common resource as a group, I think, would better facilitate discourse by giving us a common reference. I would think our coming from a lot of different philosophical paths would think tend to stand in the way clear communication. And yes, I would lock it down. We all know there are certain "wild elements" on here that have the propensity toward unintentional sabotage and re-direction.

WWW3: While not a proponent of the analytic tradition, I certainly enjoy a british accent as well. Will have to check out the sight.

Having limited time for these kinds of things, much less for searching the internet for resources. I tend to depend a lot on quick shots of ideals, and it would be really useful to me. But once again, I am serious when I say it needs to be closely moderated. In order for it to serve the purpose of focusing our common references, you can't allow it to be packed with every link everyone happens to find or gratutitous rants by some drunk. Nor can it be filled with people's comments on the link. This can always be done on threads they start themselves. It will require diligent editorial judgement.

That said, I once came upon a really good interveiw page on Gilles Deluez. I'll see if I can't hunt it down again.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Philosopher8659 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:10 am

I post free audio-books, ebooks, and video's on the internet archive. In the realm of audio books, I have a project of audiobooks doing the various translations of Plato.
And since, as Plato rightly demanded, one cannot understand Philosophy without a correct understanding of names learned through the exercises in the exact sciences, geometry being one of his favorites, I have done original work in geometry, also, posting not only on the archive, but on YouTube.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... publicdate
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby xzc » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:17 am

If anyone is looking for an article, PM me. Chances are I can get it for free.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Pezerocles » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:07 am

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Lots of free books from the public domain to read online in a variety of formats.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Finbar » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:55 pm

Coriolanus wrote:If anyone is looking for an article, PM me. Chances are I can get it for free.

Hi I have a request but I can't see how to PM you ](*,)

Thanks :)
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Only_Humean » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:18 pm

Finbar wrote:
Coriolanus wrote:If anyone is looking for an article, PM me. Chances are I can get it for free.

Hi I have a request but I can't see how to PM you ](*,)

Thanks :)


Under their username there should be a button with "PM" on, although it may be disabled until you've had five posts approved. An anti-spam measure, if so, I'm afraid.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby xzc » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:51 pm

You can also reach me at anon7331@gmail.com for article requests.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Finbar » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:09 am

Coriolanus wrote:You can also reach me at anon7331@gmail.com for article requests.


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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Tirrikindir » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:23 am

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which has excellent introductions and overviews of many topics, written by experts in their fields.
http://plato.stanford.edu/
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby raddem-bicol » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:59 pm

Official Facebook Fan Page of the University of the Philippines Philosophical Society: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UP-Philos ... 5794207584
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Emily Baker » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:38 pm

Hi!

here is a link to The Institute of Art and Ideas. They have an incredible amount of cutting-edge philosophical debates and talks videos on their websites. I highly recommend it to you guys!

http://iai.tv/

Enjoy!

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Re: Philosophy links

Postby rakra » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:31 pm

Here's the free lectures on philosophy by Yale University Open Yale Courses.

Death with Professor Shelly Kagan.

http://oyc.yale.edu/philosophy/death
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Pezerocles » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:59 pm

While Black Metal artist and all-around badass Varg Vikernes was in jail, he found that he had a knack for writing really good stuff on European paganism and history. Here is a link to a bunch of stuff he has written:

http://www.burzum.org/eng/library/
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby d63 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:44 am

Not sure if anyone has gotten this one, but it gives access to a lot of philosophy journals -many of them free:

http://www.world-newspapers.com/philosophy.html

Also, for the lazy among us (including me), this one's got some good documentaries:

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/category/philosophy/
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First we read, then we write. -Emerson.

All poets are damned. But they are not blind. They see with the eyes of angels. -William Carlos Williams: in the introduction to Ginsberg's Howl.

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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Ierrellus » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:03 pm

For neuroscientists who philosphize check out Crick, Damasio, Edelman, Tononi (SIC), Changeux and Pert.
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Re: Philosophy links

Postby Pezerocles » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:21 pm

Ierrellus wrote:For neuroscientists who philosphize check out Crick, Damasio, Edelman, Tononi (SIC), Changeux and Pert.


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