What's New on Philosophy Online

Welcome to the new PhilosophyOnline! - It's been a long time coming, but I've finally managed to find some time to overhaul and update the site. This time, however, I've got a professional in to do the web design - which means not only that it will all function properly (not like with that useless web designer I had before...), but it will free me up to concentrate on the content. So, all together now: Thank you Alex!

I won't go into all the new features, but leave you to explore yourselves. However, I will just say that the forum has returned, and will hopefully this time stay spam free. We have also tried to integrate the forum into the rest of the site (or is it the other way around?) - anyway, it basically means that there are places where you can comment (or read others' comments) on reviews, articles, etc. I will also be using it to post site news - such as this! - and you can comment on that as well.

One quick apology: the site is still in the process of being updated. So, please be patient. However, the old parts of the site which haven't yet had the overhaul will still be available whilst they await their makeover.

I hope you all enjoy the new site.

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About Philosophy Online

PhilosophyOnline began in about 1999 as my own private project. As an A level philosophy teacher, I initially intended it simply to support my own philosophy students in their studies. So, by allowing them to download notes for lessons they had missed, read online texts, and access links to useful websites, I hoped to generally support and encourage them in developing their independent study of philosophy.

From this humble beginning, the site has continued to grow and improve, and its purpose is now much expanded, intending to act as an accessible introduction for anyone looking for a no-nonsense guide to the subject. Accordingly, you will find here material related to some central philosophical themes (the theory of knowledge, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of mind), a few of its key texts (Descartes's Meditations and Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil), a discussion forum, relevant links, book reviews, and various other bits of useful information. I am hoping to be able to add to these sections in the near future, and - inline with the redesign and the ongoing publication of my books - to develop the site in new directions. In view of this, various sections will be under development for the foreseeable future, and I will be rewriting and restructuring much of what currently exists (so, please bear this in mind when using or citing the material).

Thanks to everyone who has supported the site over the years, and especially to those who have taken time to pass on their comments, suggestions, and general appreciation. Such messages are always welcome, and you can reach me via the contact form on the website.

Gareth Southwell

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