How to Find Philosophy Resources and Books Using Custom Google Searches

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If you’re looking for beginner-friendly philosophy articles, podcasts, videos and books, there are two main problems that need to be overcome. The first is that useful resources are usually spread out over many different websites; if you try to search each website individually, it’s going to take a while. The second is that it can be hard to tell at a glance whether any particular resource or book is high quality. This page aims to overcome these problems by using custom Google searches to find only high-quality philosophy content. Quicklinks …

The Daily Idea – Updates and Free E-book

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A couple of years ago I decided to try to make it easier for people to learn about philosophy by collecting the best philosophy resources from across the internet and organizing them in one place. The result was philosophyforbeginners.com. It was a pretty simple website, but I thought it succeeded in making it slightly easier to find good philosophy articles and videos. After about a year, I realized that just having the resources in one place only solves half the problem: it can still be hard to regularly find time …

Why Philosophical Inquiry Should be a Regular Habit

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The self-help industry is obsessed with habits. There are thousands of books and online articles telling you how you can create regular exercise habits, diet habits, habits to be successful, habits to become rich, habits to become popular. And yet, as far as I can tell, there are no articles about forming a habit of philosophical inquiry. We might ask, as Socrates does of the Athenian jury that sentenced him to death: “Good Sir, you are an Athenian, a citizen of the greatest city with the greatest reputation for both …