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Philosophy Names Index

Alphabetized Major & Popular Names A - Z

From Edward Abbey to Zeno of Citium, this index provides hundreds of names of philosophers and writers for general interest and paper writing.

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Deep Ecology

Intrinsic Worth Resources Sacred Life

The planet is a living being. All life is sacred and all beings are intertwined. Traditional environmental philosophy is anthropocentric.


How to Write Philosophy Papers

Writing philosophy papers is quite a unique type of technical writing. For the most part, writing philosophy requires a serious dedication to the logic required for making and evaluating good arguments. Typically, those who read philosophy papers expect to see the explicit articulation of a set of premises that will ultimately, through the course of the paper, support a well referenced, footnoted conclusion.

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Homer is a Fun Read

Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.

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The Great Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

If you have a love affair with reference books, this covers American, European, Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish traditions. You'll need a book like this for serious research. "Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers."

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Seek out Other Thinking Writers

If you have access to real libraries -- University, College, City -- get to know them well. Modern libraries have resources and tools that will help you learn and get ahead in your studies. Plus, you can save a bucket load of money. While you're at it, check out writing clubs in your city or town. Letting others read your work while critically reading other's work can be amazingly helpful, stressful at first, perhaps, but the exposure and feedback are worth every moment of pain (Nietzsche's right).

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Satisfy your word fix with the Online Etymology Dictionary

This work of passion has been in development since 2001. Using over twenty principal sources and well over fifty secondary sources, the Online Etymology Dictionary provides each word its earliest year of record, its national or geographic trace, and its connotation at that time, if known. If you find yourself using the site often, there's a donation button on the homepage.

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List of philosophy journals

This evolving Wikipedia article has many major and some obscure academic philosophy journals with links to indepth details about the journals listed. Very helpful for finding concentrations of ideas expressed in particular fields, about subjects and authors.

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