There is a wealth of  information on the Web concerning an introduction to philosophy.  The dictionaries listed here are among the best available.


More specialized links can be found on the main pages for other philosophy courses on this website. 


Also, philosophy search engines are useful for finding specific persons, concepts, and theories. They are also accessible from the homepage.





A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

Garth Kemerling of Newberry College has skillfully crafted a comprehensive and thoroughly cross-linked dictionary of philosophical terms and persons. For students of philosophy, this site should be a first reference.

Glossary of Philosophical Terms

Brief definitions of the main terms of philosophic study taken from Nicholas Bunnin's and E. P. Tsui-James's The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy --a thorough list, but not especially helpful for beginning students.

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

This site, by James Fieser and Bradley Dowden, is easily accessible by an index containing short articles on some philosophical concepts and many philosophical personages drawn from the public domain, from the editors themselves, or from original submissions.

The ISM Book

Peter Saint-André offers the terminology of philosophy with a useful topical index.  His entries are accessible and useful for beginners.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Edited by Edward N. Zalta of the Metaphysics Reseach Lab has entries maintained by authorities in the field. Although still very much under construction, the emphasis of their entry-selection is on the concepts of philosophy


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