Philosophy 
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Philosophy Mural in Boston Public Library


since 01.01.10


Off-Site Blogs

Notes on Philosophy: Various applications and investigations in beginning philosophy.

Notes on Logic: Commentaries on various applications of elementary issues in logic.


 

Books and Readings

Reading for Philosophical Inquiry: Introduction and history of Western philosophy in philosophy of life, philosophy of religion, ethics, and epistemology.

Readings in Eastern Philosophy: Reading selections from major texts of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism.

Herman Hesse's Siddhartha: Hesse's novel with chapter questions and topics for further investigation based on Project Gutenberg's ebook translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer, and Semyon Chaichenets.

Readings in the History of Aesthetics: Selections from major works from Plato to Danto in the history of aesthetics with introductory questions and topics for further research.

Philosophy Readings: Individual readings for download with introductory questions and topics for further work in the areas of philosophy of life, philosophy or religion, ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics.

Areas of Study

Western Philosophy: Notes and student materials for major figures who have written in philosophy of life, philosophy of religion, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and aesthetics.

Logic: Notes and student materials for the study of arguments, deduction, induction, logic and language, informal fallacies, immediate inferences, syllogisms, and an introduction to symbolic logic.

Ethics: Outline notes and study materials for the central questions of ethics including signficant ethical theories including Socrates, Aristotle, epicureanism, stoicism, cynicism, Kant, Bentham, Kierkegaard, and others.

Eastern Philosophy: Outline notes and study materials for Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, Hinduism, Confucism, Buddhism, Zen, and Taoism.


 

Resources

General Philosophy Links: Good sites for the introductory study of philosophy.

Site Search Engine: Google's free custom search engine for PhilosophyNotebook.com.

Notes on How to Study: Advice on preparing for study, starting study, taking book notes and lecture notes, and reviewing for tests.

Information: How to contact the maintainer of this site.

[T]he point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. --Bertrand Russell, “The Philosophy of Logical Atomism” in Logic and Knowledge: Essays 1901-1950 (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1956), 193.

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