A distance learning course based at the Department of
Philosophy, University of Sheffield, run in association with the
Philosophical Society of England. The site includes extracts from the
six Pathways programs, a study guide, introductory book list, examples
of students' work, and selections from an archive of correspondence with
Pathways students. Visitors can submit problems on the 'Ask a
Since 1995, over 200 students from 30 countries world wide have enrolled on the Pathways programs.
Launched in August 1997, the Pathways web site has risen to become the number one distance learning site on the World Wide Web
dedicated to philosophy.
Pathways is a no frills web site, easy to navigate and packed with
information about studying philosophy. If you have nothing urgent to do right now, why not spend
some time with us?
Pathways offers a range of six mind expanding philosophy programs under the guidance of an academic mentor. The programs are
self-contained, designed to be intellectually challenging while remaining
accessible to students who have no prior knowledge of philosophy. Our aim is to illuminate and provoke, to challenge
preconceived ideas, and make you see things differently.
Each Pathways program is written as an original contribution to philosophy, aimed at capturing the interest of students of all ranges of
ability from absolute beginners to graduates. At whatever level you are able to engage with the study materials, you will find a lively and
sympathetic response from your mentor.
Dr. Charles B. Winborne
This innovative site is a virtual classroom, a teacher's dream.
As a tool, Learning Park's Virtual School and Virtual Classrooms are
ideal compliments to public, private, and home school.
A Learning-Park "Course" is a
well-developed, systematic line of study, similar to (but often less
extensive than) a high school or college course. Course descriptions
include an approximate number of hours required for mastery. Courses
should include opportunities for interaction and self-testing. All
courses should be linked to 6 other World Wide Web learning resources;
and, some of these links MUST connect to alternative perspectives and
interpretations of the courses' subject matter.
Courses are not generally associated with human