David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Philosophy Resources

Bibliographies and Indexes

Episteme Links
Includes thousands of sorted links to philosophy resources on the internet. Features include "What's New" for the latest additions of philosophy links, and "Gem of the Web" for the best of the best philosophy websites. Recommended for student research as it provides links to some of the best philosophy resources currently available online.
http://www.epistemelinks.com
Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
Comprehensive directory of web-based resources in philosophy. Includes links to guides, journals, electronic texts, bibliographies, sites about individual philosophers and their work, and much more. Created and maintained by Prof. Peter Suber at Earlham College.
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/philinks.htm
The Philospher's Index
The Philospher's Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology and metaphysic logic. Material can also be found on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education and languague. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Philosophy in Cyberspace
Philosophy in Cyberspace, created and maintained by Dey Alexander at Monash University in Australia, indexes thousands of philosophy resources and is annotated and updated regularly. Organized for browsing and searching.
http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~dey/phil/
Virtual Religion Index
Designed by Mahlon H. Smith, Rutgers University. This guide to religion aims to speed research by featuring a selective mix of links to homepages, indexes, and documents. The brief, informative annotations by Mahlon make this a useful guide, especially for undergraduates.
http://religion.rutgers.edu/vri/index.html

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General Philosophy and Religion Sources

The American Philosophical Association
The American Philosophical Association is the main professional organization for philosophers in the United States. Founded in 1900, its mission is to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline.
http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/index.html
Center on Religion and Democracy
The Center on Religion and Democracy web site provides access to this nonpartisan research center's library. The electronic documents are arranged by themes (social theory, historical texts, relgious texts and legal documents) and author and users may perform keyword searches. The library includes the works of authors such as Maciavelli, Calvin, Winthrop, Emerson and Douglass. Updated regularly, this site provides excellent information and links to related material.
http://religionanddemocracy.lib.virginia.edu
Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names
More than 1,000 entries covering the terms and names undergraduates are likely to encounter when studying philsophy can be found at this site. Definitions are clear and concise and many biographical entries include portraits. Most entries include suggested readings, cross-references and links to other online sources.
http://www.philosophypages.com/dy/index.htm
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Growing online encyclopedia maintained by a large team of university-affiliated editors. Articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy are currently from three sources (1) original contributions by specialized philosophers around the internet, (2) adaptations of material written by the editors for classroom purposes, and (3) adaptations from public domain sources (typically from two or more sources for per article).
http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/
Internet Sacred Text Archive
The purpose of the site is to promote relgious tolerance and scholarship, and is a nonprofit archive of electronic texts devoted to religion, mythology, folklore, the occult and esoteric topics. The main categories are World Relgiions, Traditions and Mysteries and the site also includes a bibliography of complete books scanned into the archive.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm
Perseus Digital Library
Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. The site is hosted by the Classics Department at Tufts University.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
Religious Movements Homepage @ The University of Virginia
Providing an overview of existing and past religious movements, a primary goal of this site is to promote religious tolerance and appreciation of the positive benefits of pluralism and religious diversity. Developed by Jeffrey K. Hadden, Sociology Professor at UV, the site contains profiles of some 200 groups, providing for each a bibliography and related Web links.
http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu/
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Philosophy
Hosted by the University of Bristol, this virtual library site draws heavily on the Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) Internet Catalogue for its links. These include many philosophy-specific high quality Internet resources, each selected and described by academic librarians and subject specialists.
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/Philosophy/VL/

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Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies
Developed by Torrey Seland (Volda University College, Norway), the site is divided into four main sections: (1) Bible texts, translations, and related texts, (2)biblical studies published electronically, (3) aspects of the Mediterranean social world, and (4) a Philo of Alexandria page.
http://www.torreys.org/bible

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Buddhism

Buddhanet: Buddhist Inforamtion and Education Network
Founded by the Buddha Dharma Education Association, this site aims to create a virtual Sangha,or community of Buddhists in teh English-speaking world. Although its primary audience is believers, this site is also useful for scholars of Buddhism and those wishing to learn more about Buddhism.
http://www.buddhanet.net/index.html
Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library
This site has links to scholarly analysis and primary sources; it also keeps track of leading information facilities in the fields of Buddhism and Buddhist studies.
http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Buddhism.html
Resources for the Study of Buddhism
Hosted by San Francisco State University, this site provides access to primary Buddhist sources. Rather than offering scholarly analysis, it includes Buddhist commentaries, articles, and text translations.
http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/Buddhism.htm

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Christianity

Pentecostal Charismatic Theological Inquiry
This resource is for anyone interested in the academic study of the Pentecostal movement worldwide. It is maintained by Dr. Harold Hunter, Director of Archives and Research Center for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Oklahoma City. It provides full-text access to current newsletters, conference papers, and journals of various Pentecostal societies.
http://www.pctii.org/
Religion-Online
Providing an overview of existing and past religious movements, a primary goal of this site is to promote religious tolerance and appreciation of the positive benefits of pluralism and religious diversity. Developed by Jeffrey K. Hadden, Sociology Professor at UV, the site contains profiles of some 200 groups, providing for each a bibliography and related Web links.
http://www.religion-online.org

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Ethics

Applied Ethics Resources
This site is a list of pointers to applied ethics resources compiled and maintained by Chris MacDonald of the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia.
http://www.ethics.ubc.ca/resources/
Episteme Links
Includes thousands of sorted links to philosophy resources on the internet. Features include "What's New" for the latest additions of philosophy links, and "Gem of the Web" for the best of the best philosophy websites. Recommended for student research as it provides links to some of the best philosophy resources currently available online.
http://www.epistemelinks.com
Ethics Update
Guides to web-based resources on a wide range of contemporary moral issues and topics in moral theory. Primarily designed for ethics instructors and their students, it also offers a calendar of upcoming ethics conferences and discussion forums. Created and maintained by Lawrence M. Hinman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego.
http://ethics.acusd.edu

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Greek Philosophy

Early Greek Philosophy:The Presocratics, The Sophists, and Socrates
Hosted by the Department of Philosophy at Molloy College, this site provides a number of resources devoted to the study of early Greek philosophers. Part of the Sophia project,the aim is to provide the newcomer to the field of philosophy with the assistance that he or she needs to read great philosophical works.
http://www.molloy.edu/academic/philosophy/sophia/plato/early_greek.htm
Exploring Plato's Dialogues
The purpose of this site is to make it easier to locate resources related to Plato that are already available on the Internet. The provided search tool allows users to search using keywords and to limit results to specific types of documents. Translations of the Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Symposium and Republic are available from the main page.
http://plato.evansville.edu

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Islam

Introduction to Islam
Hosted by the Middle East Institute, this site is essentially the electronic version of M. Cherif Bassiouni's book of the same name. Like its print counterpart, this site provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Islam.
http://www.mideasti.org/indepth/islam
Islamic Studies, Islam, Arabic and Religion
Alan Godlas, a specialist in Islamic studies at the University of Georgia, has provided an excellent guide to Islamic resources on the Web.While many sites list various resources regardless of their quality, this one limits links to primary sources and scholarly secondary sources.
http://www.arches.uga.edu/~godlas/

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Judaism

Jewish Virtual Library
The Jewish Virtual Library (formerly the Jewish Student Online Research Center JSOURCE) is the most comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia in the world, covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. So far, more than 8,000 articles and 3,000 photographs and maps have been integrated into the site.
http://www.us-israel.org/about/index.shtml

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Maintained by J. Holcombe
Library Liaison to the Philosophy Department
Last Updated: January 18, 2007