Below are links to helpful resources concerning philosophy.

Reading Philosophy

Jim Pryor: Reading Philosophy; Philosophical Terms and Methods

Writing Philosophy

Andrew Cullison: Writing a 3-5 Page Philosophy Paper (video)

Jim Pryor: Writing a Philosophy Paper

Discussing Philosophy

Ole Koksvik: Giving a Talk in Philosophy

Online Encyclopedias

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Value of Studying Philosophy

Is Philosophy the Most Practical Major? (Edward Tenner)

Why Study Philosophy? (USC)

Be employable, study philosophy (

Why Major in Philosophy (UMSL)

What is the Public Value of Philosophy? (Huff Post)

Philosophy is a Great Major


Chris Daly (2010). An Introduction to Philosophical Methods. Broadview.

A.P. Martinich (2015). Philosophical Writing: An Introduction (4th ed.). Blackwell.

David Papineau (2012). Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, Possibilities, and Sets. Oxford University Press.

Zachary Seech (2008). Writing Philosophy Papers. Wadsworth.

Eric Steinhart (2009). More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy. Broadview Press.

Lewis Vaughn (2005). Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays. Oxford University Press.

Nigel Warburton (2004). Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide. Routledge