and Religion Databases
This link takes you to the Butler Library's list of databases and
indexes for philosophy and religion. It is available on-campus and
can be accessed off-campus by Butler students using their network
password. Philosophy students should note particularly the
Philosopher's Index. This index provides
references and abstracts from 480 journals from 1940 to the
present. It also indexes almost all significant books in
philosophy. This is the standard bibliographic tool for
professional philosophers and graduate students, but it is also
useful to undergraduates.
The Stanford Encyclopedia
This is the best online reference available. The entries in the
Encyclopedia are regularly updated and are generally written by
A Brief Guide for Undergraduates
This guide, published by the American Philosophical Association,
is useful to new or prospective philosophy majors. It describes the
various areas and approaches in philosophy, and answers questions
about the value of philosophical education and what philosophy
undergraduates do after they graduate.
Philosophical Gourmet Report
If you are considering graduate study in philosophy, look here.
This site is frequently updated, and provides rankings of graduate
programs as well as other information for prospective graduate
A comprehensive online guide to both theoretical and applied
ethics. In addition to traditional philosophical sources, this
guide contains links to other materials relevant to applied
This is a well-organized site with a directory of philosophy
resources on the web.
This site has a specialized search engine for resources in
philosophy. It is the best place to do a general search for a
philosopher or a topic.
This is the site of the APA, the professional organization for
philosophers in America. It contains lots of links, and data about
the profession. You can also order amusing t-shirts.
The Philosopher's Lexicon, edited by Dan Dennett, is very
funny, at least if you are a professional philosopher. You
can judge how much you know about philosophy by seeing how many of
the jokes you get.
Monty Python and Analytic Philosophy
This remarkable essay shows how Monty Python sketches illustrate
major themes in contemporary analytic philosophy. It's very funny
and surprisingly accurate.