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Philosophy Encyclopaedias

Encyclopaedia of Educational Philosophy & Theory (EEPAT)
"EEPAT is a dynamic study space for students, teachers, researchers and professionals in the field of education, philosophy and social sciences, offering theoretically concurrent expositions of the topics of theoretical and practical interest in philosophy and education."

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP)
"Most of the articles in The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy are original contributions by specialized philosophers around the Internet; these are identifiable by the author's name at the foot of the article. Others are are temporary, or "proto articles," and have largely been adapted from older sources."

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)
"From its inception, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research."

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Free Philosophy Books

Jonathan Bennett's Early Modern Philosophy Texts site
"Here are versions of some classics of early modern philosophy, and a few from the 19th century, prepared with a view to making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines, and lines of thought."

Project Gutenburg
"Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers."

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Philosophy Book Reviews

Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
"The Marx and Philosophy Review of Books publishes online reviews of books in the area of Marxism and philosophy, interpreted very broadly as regards both 'Marxism' and 'philosophy'."

Metapsychology Online Reviews
"Metapsychology features in-depth reviews of a wide range of books written by our reviewers from many backgrounds and perspectives. We update our front page frequently and add more than forty new reviews each month. Our editor is Christian Perring, Ph.D."

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"Our goal is to review a good majority of the scholarly philosophy books issued each year and to have the review appear within six to twelve months of a book's publication. Reviews are commissioned and vetted by a distinguished international Editorial Board."

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Philosophy Journal & Magazine Articles

Phil Papers
"PhilPapers' purpose is to facilitate the exchange and development of philosophical research through the Internet. Our service gathers and organizes philosophical research on the Internet, and provides tools for philosophers to access, organize, and discuss this research."

Philosophy Tutor comment: It should be emphasised that by no means all of the Phil Papers archive is open-access; though, increasingly, it is becoming more so.

Philosophy Now
"Philosophy Now is a newsstand magazine for everyone interested in ideas. It aims to corrupt innocent citizens by convincing them that philosophy can be exciting, worthwhile and comprehensible, and also to provide some light and enjoyable reading matter for those already ensnared by the muse, such as philosophy students and academics."

Philosophers' Magazine
"The Philosophers' Magazine is an independent quarterly, devoted to presenting top-class philosophy in an accessible and entertaining format. It regularly includes interviews with leading philosophers as diverse as Simon Blackburn, Daniel Dennett, Michael Dummett, Luce Irigaray, Hilary Putnam, T.M. Scanlon, John Searle, Peter Singer and Slavoj Žižek. The magazine also includes news, essays, reviews, features and regular columnists."

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