Philosophy

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Online Versions of the Texts

Course-Related Links

General Background

Online Philosophy Encyclopedias

A Search Engine for Philosophy

  • Noesis—A limited area search engine for open access, academic philosophy on the Internet.

Sokrates Sites

  • Socrates—An excellent article on Sokrates by Debra Nails in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Discusses the Socratic Problem—the problem of just who Socrates really was—in some detail.
  • Elenchus—Chapter 2 of Richard Robinson, Plato’s Earlier Dialectic, 2nd edition (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1953).
  • Elenchus: Direct and Indirect—Chapter 3 of Richard Robinson, Plato’s Earlier Dialectic, 2nd edition (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1953).

Plato Sites

  • Plato—An excellent article on Plato by Thomas Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • Plato—A very good article on Plato by Richard Kraut in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Kraut, a proponent of the “mouthpiece” theory, reads Plato’s dialogues as relatively straightforward expressions of Plato's views.
  • Plato’s Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology—An excellent article on Plato by Allen Silverman in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Silverman also reads the dialogues as relatively straightforward expressions of Plato’s views.

Miscellaneous Other Sites

  • Maps of the Ancient Greek World—An extremely useful set of maps for those interested in what was where in ancient Greece.
  • Greek Philosophy—A good introductory description from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • Euclid’s Elements. Trans. David E. Joyce. An extremely interesting on-line edition of the Elements featuring Java-enhanced constructions and a good deal more.

Yet More Research Links

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