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Guide to Philosophy on the Internet .
posted by hama7 (14 comments total)

 
[from Earlham College]
posted by hama7 at 5:44 PM on December 10, 2003


Will we be tested? If sew, duz speling caunt?
posted by Postroad at 5:52 PM on December 10, 2003


Sober's guide has been a reliable stand-by for quite a while now - it's high time it was posted here. Cheers, hama7!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:25 PM on December 10, 2003


great link, thanks!
posted by orelius at 7:10 PM on December 10, 2003


As a philosophy student, I can tell you that, no, spelling doesn't count, though your professor will probably yell at you if you fail to use spell check.
posted by kaibutsu at 7:27 PM on December 10, 2003


As another philosophy student, I can tell you that, yes, spelling counts, and your professor will definitely yell at you if you fail to use spell check.

;)
posted by Ptrin at 8:02 PM on December 10, 2003


Most excellent.
posted by moonbiter at 8:46 PM on December 10, 2003


Speaking philosophically, I've been thinking again about finally reading Bertrand Russell's famous History of Western Philosophy [it gets a little slow here in rural Maine in the winter], and I wonder if anyone could answer this question: "Is this still considered the best one-volume history, or has it been replaced by a newer, more modern book (maybe written by, say, Stephen King or Dean Koontz)?"
posted by LeLiLo at 9:05 PM on December 10, 2003


lelilo: For a one volume history of philosophy I'd try Passion of the Western Mind by Richard Tarnas.
posted by josephtate at 9:11 PM on December 10, 2003


Thanks much, joseph; it looks very good, and is available in nearby libraries. I knew someone would have the answer. (I also just went over to MetaTalk, where I hang out less frequently, and found that as of two days ago you can now Ask MetaFilter these sorts of things.)
posted by LeLiLo at 9:23 PM on December 10, 2003


lelio - as far as I know, Russell's book is considered to be tendentious and mediocre by historians of philosopy.
posted by crunchburger at 4:14 AM on December 11, 2003


I did my undergrad in philosophy at Earlham. Peter rocks. For those interestedn his homepage is dense with good stuff. Check out Nomic and his explanation of Godel's Proof
posted by leotrotsky at 5:35 AM on December 11, 2003


um...interested. good thing about the spelling, huh?
posted by leotrotsky at 5:36 AM on December 11, 2003


The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Available in its entirety, online, free. Enjoy.
posted by yesster at 6:50 AM on December 12, 2003


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