Pizza - What can be done to improve society's concern
about truth and responsible thinking?
for the Study of The Great Ideas -
CENTER has two primary missions: One, to help awaken citizens
from their moral and intellectual slumbers and to help them understand
why philosophy is everybody's business: the possibility of finding
sound and practical answers to questions about the good life and
Infinity Society - "Our
ultimate purpose is to make deep philosophical thinking, that
is also based on scientific and spiritual reasoning, popular,
in the hope that we may help create a world of wisdom, in which
peace and prosperity exists for all sentient intellectual beings."
Philosophy - "We engage in philosophy to
help make life more meaningful, more engaging and more enjoyable
— to help you live the examined life."
includes over 19,000 categorized links to philosophy
to Philosophy on the Internet - linkarama!
- a web community dedicated to philosophical thinking. Includes
a discussion board.
Philosopher's Zone - listen to programs about philosophy
and philosophical discussions of issues.
Talk - Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio
series produced by Ben Manilla. The hosts' down-to-earth and no-nonsense
approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday
subjects. Topics are lofty (Truth, Beauty, Justice), arresting
(Terrorism, Intelligent Design, Suicide), and engaging (Baseball,
Philosopher - Join the community of citizen philosophers
exploring topics that vex our souls. Live online discussions.
in Modern Philosophy - A wonderful source of classic
works compiled by J. Carl Dickelsen, Department of Philosophy,
University of Idaho.
Sacred Text Archive - the largest freely available
archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and
the esoteric on the Internet.
Library of Halexandria - highly informative, entertaining
and accessible writing by Dan Sewell Ward. This guy is awesome!
on the Seine - (article) by Erik Davis. "For
folks willing to dig beneath the newsprint horoscopes, esotericism
appears not only as an underground history of Western ideas but
as a broiling stream of consciousness that feeds and flows through
everything from science to poetry to politics."
Alchemy Website - "On this web site
you will be able to explore the riches of alchemical texts, some
of which are wonderful works of allegorical literature, delve
into its amazing, beautiful and enigmatic symbolism, and ponder
its underlying hermetic philosophy, which holds a picture of the
interconnection of the Macrocosm and Microcosm."
for Critical Thinking - The Foundation and
Center for Critical Thinking aim to improve instruction in primary
and secondary schools, colleges and universities. They offer conferences
and professional development programs, emphasizing assessment,
research, instructional strategies, Socratic questioning, critical
reading and writing, higher order thinking, quality enhancement,
and competency standards.
for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children -
"...provides curriculum materials for engaging young
people (pre-school through high school) in philosophical inquiry
and provides teacher preparation in the pedagogy of the classroom
community of inquiry. The IAPC also conducts philosophical and
empirical research in teaching pre-college philosophy and the
uses of philosophy for educational objectives including critical
and creative thinking, social democracy and ethical judgment."
- resources for
Knowledge of Self - chapter I from The Alchemy of
Happiness by Al Ghazzali, (Sufi sacred text)
Reflection in Zen Buddhism - "What
occupies the primary place in the search for knowledge in Zen
Buddhism is we ourselves; ever present and yet so far away; so
close at hand and yet so elusive; so familiar and yet so poorly
Tangent - An entertaining and stimulating site that
"can help you decide with skeptical inquiry, brainteasers,
games, logic, common sense, humor and curriculum suggestions for
educators, homeschoolers and students of all ages. Quality thinking
protects you from being deceived by others, and prevents you from
- A collaborative exploration connecting creative movements and
magnifying grassroots concepts and practices
Legacy and the Evolution of Experience - "This
essay offers concentrated prose, intending to serve both as an
advanced introduction to thinking's recent developments, and as
indicating the resources and possibilities of thinking for meeting
a future which can ever less afford to be unthinking."
Skeptic's Dictionary - A
Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous
new philosophy and logic
-The largest spiritual web site.
Mythica - Internet encyclopedia of mythology,
folklore, and religion. Over 7,000 articles and includes image
gallery, geneological charts and more.
Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion
by Sir James George Frazer- "A monumental study in comparative
folklore, magic and religion, The Golden Bough shows parallels
between the rites and beliefs, superstitions and taboos of early
cultures and those of Christianity. It had a great impact on psychology
and literature and remains an early classic anthropological resource."
Institute - non-profit organization dedicated to
bringing the Integral Approach to bear on personal and global
issues. Founded by Ken
and Life Institute - The
Mind and Life Institute is dedicated to fostering dialogue and
research at the highest possible level between modern science
and the great living contemplative traditions, especially Buddhism.
of Now - site of Peter Russell, a fellow of the Institute
of Noetic Sciences
for Consciousness Studies - "Promoting open,
rigorous discussion of all phenomena related to consciousness
a Man Thinketh - by
James Allen - simple, wise and important. Should be required reading
for teenage schooling.
Science of Mind - by
Ernest Shurtleff Holmes this new thought classic can be read online
- Philosophy - an international academic journal
dedicated to philosophically reviewing film studies, philosophical
aesthetics, and world cinema
- "Transparency is based on the idea that all media,
politics, and popular culture -- and ultimately all aspects of
personality -- can be opened up to our view and understanding.
The site interprets and critiques movies and television, news
and political rhetoric, theme parks and advertising, computer
games and the Internet, and other creations of contemporary culture."
- Site of brilliant writer/essayist Erik Davis. His beat is often
the esoteric edges of the collective mind of culture where he
serves as a cognitive organ of humanity with which we may all
get to "know thy zeitgeist."
Edge Foundation, Inc - The mandate of Edge Foundation
is to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical,
artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual
and social achievement of society.
& Letters Daily - philosophy, aesthetics, literature,
language, trends, breakthroughs, ideas, criticism, culture, history,
music, art, disputes, gossip...What a goldmine!
Myth and the Search for Meaning
Mind & Culture publishes creative and beautiful
work that is: Concerned with ideas — psychological, philosophical,
spiritual, scientific, political, mathematical, semiotic, memetic,
postmodern, evolutionary, and revolutionary.
Now - a magazine of ideas
- a journal dedicated to the spiritual tradition called Adhyatma
Yoga, means towards realization of the true Self.
- Journal of Intellectual Freedom "We live as
one human race. Life on Earth can be better. We can improve it
together. From this, the three essential elements of our paradigm
come to light — community, progress and optimism."
This is a smart project. Lots of food for thought and fodder
for your salon.
- quarterly publication by Americas Future Foundation
Big Think - Bring
your ideas and opinions to the table. Or comment on any of the
sites wealth of original video clips of experts and leaders discussing
philosophical and social ideas. "Our task is to move
the discussion away from talking heads and talking points, and
give it back to you."
- "Cosmic thinkers on camera" Interviews
of leading thinkers on questions about free will, consciousness,
God, science, faith and reason and more. Hosted by Robert Wright
and sponsored by Slate.
& Reason with Bill Moyers - Bill Moyers takes
on the persistent questions facing us today with some of the world's
most noted authors.