Interested in Buddhist ethics?

Then try the the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, for a wide range of articles. 

 Secular Buddhism

secular buddhismThe Secular Buddhism Association follows 'a natural, pragmatic approach to early Buddhist teachings and pratice'. Take a look at their website Secular Buddhism. org.

There's a really useful dialogue, posted on this website, between Stephen Batchelor and Don Cupitt, who represents a radical secular approach to Christianity. It includes a personal introduction by Stephen Batchelor. See the dialogue here. 


For information on Buddhist Philosophy, the BuddhaNet gives a useful range of study materials from basic introductions to illustrations of Buddhist art. It covers all the main branches of Buddhism, and presents Buddhist teachings in a particularly accessible and straightforward way. Just click on www.buddhanet.net .

What use is a master's degree in Philosophy?

Emilia Gunnarson, a postgraduate student reading philosophy at the University of Iceland may have the answer for you...






Websites and blogs that may be of interest...

StanfordIf you need to look up anything from 'Anselm, Saint' and 'Animals, moral status of' to 'Zeno's paradoxes and 'Zombies': just click here. This really is an amazing resource for anyone interested in philosophy.

iaiThe Institute of Art and Ideas

For a wonderful range of televised debates on philosophy, ethics, religion, literature, art and much more, just go to the iai website by clicking here.

wiphiWireless Philosophy

Subtitled 'a toolkit for building a better mind' this open access philosophy website is a very good online resource for those coming new to philosophy, and for students from GCSE upwards, particularly (in videos already produced) for those taking Philosophy of Religion papers. Just click here for their website.


mark vMark Vernon's website...

is just full of interesting stuff, short extracts of pieces he writes for the Guardian, book reviews, comments on events and much more. Check it out at... http://www.markvernon.com

nigel wThe Virtual Philosopher... 

This is Nigel Warburton's blog. It covers a wide range of philosophical issues, with links to many other blogs and sites: www.nigelwarburton.typepad.com

Don't miss Nigel's Philosophy Bites and Ethics Bites - wonderful interviews and bite-sized podcast philosophy!


Richard BarronRichard Baron's blog and website

Called 'Analysis and Synthesis' he describes his blog is 'largely philosophical' and it contains seriously argued posts on a number of philosophical issues, particular on Ethics and the Philosophy of Mind.

Take a look at:http://analysisandsynthesis.blogspot.co.uk and you can find out more about Richard Baron and his work on: http://www.rbphilo.com

He provides course notes for students taking his adult education classes in philosophy, some of which are also useful for A level students: http://www.rbphilo.com/coursenotes.html

The history of philosophy podcasts...

Kings CollegeProfessor Peter Adamson of King's College, has a series of podcasts which will eventually cover the whole history of philosophy. They are a valuable resource, both for students and those with a general interest in philosophy.  Each podcast lasts 20 minutes.

Try them on www.historyofphilosophy.net



mugEver since Plato presented Socrates' ideas in dialogue form, philosophy has thrived on discussion.

Expressing views and having them challenged is the life-blood of critical thinking. Blogs and websites are a great vehicle for doing just that. Read what others have to say, and join the debate.


For some time I wrote 'The God Blog' on:

Philosophy of Religion

Descartes? Hume?

If you're studying thinkers from the 16th to 18th century (Descartes, Hume, Kant among others) then Early Modern Texts provides an amazing resource - the original texts from these thinkers in readable form. Click here.

Julian Baggini's site...

julian bOffers big thoughts that come in small packages, along with information about his journalism, books and talks.

Click here.

To be happier, focus on what's within your control.

To read Massimo Pigliucci's advice, and try Stoicism, click here.

Without conversation, philosophy is just dogma.

To consider the importance of conversation in doing philosophy, read what Nigel Warburton - the master of the philosophical interview - has to say by clicking here.