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Online Philosophy Resources

Useful and interesting philosophical resources available on the internet

Below are our favourite online resources for people researching issues in philosophy. Resources are grouped by subject area.

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Philosophical Journals

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Professional Philosophical Associations

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Philosophical Encyclopaedias

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Naturalism and Skepticism

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Ethics

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Secular Altruism

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Doing Philosophy

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Videos

Rational Realm – About Us

Rational Realm explores a rational approach to life and belief systems, drawing on the best of philosophical and scientific research. Its authors inspire reasoned inquiry and ethical action in a world of superstition and dogma.

What's Wrong with Democracy?

The rise of Donald Trump and the outcome of the Brexit vote indicate that our democratic systems of government are under stress. Leslie Allan outlines the key principles underpinning democracy and ideas on how to buttress them.

Is Morality Subjective or Objective? – Part 1

Address to Philosophy Matters 24 Feb 2020
First part of two-part series in which Leslie Allan considers a way to reconcile the opposing objectivist and subjectivist viewpoints in moral philosophy.

Is Morality Subjective or Objective? – Part 2

Address to Philosophy Matters 24 Mar 2020
Final part of two-part series in which Leslie Allan considers a way to reconcile the opposing objectivist and subjectivist viewpoints in moral philosophy.

Democracy in Our Time: Useful Idea or Not? – Part 1

Address to Philosophy Matters 16 Jun 2020
In first part of two-part series, Dr Vince Giuca teases out the nature of democracy as 'rule of the people', where it is today in the era of Trump and whether it should be abandoned.

Democracy in Our Time: Worth Defending? – Part 2

Address to Philosophy Matters 22 Jul 2020
Final part of two-part series in which Dr Vince Giuca examine threats to democracy from populist anti-pluralism and digital technology's pervasiveness.

Henrietta Dugdale – Freethinker and Suffragist

Leslie Allan tracks the story of this leading light of the women's liberation movement in pre-Federation Australia. With her fellow suffragists, she changed irrevocably how women were treated within the family and the broader society.

Leslie Allan – Why I Am a Humanist

Address to Critical Thinkers Forum 6 Oct 2019
Leslie Allan shares his experiences growing up, illustrates application of three core humanist principles and draws upon each to illuminate what it means to live a meaningful and good life.

The "Evil God Challenge"

Philosopher Stephen Law tips the Problem of Evil on its head. He asks: Why is belief in a good God much more reasonable than belief in an evil God? If belief in an evil God is absurd, then why isn't belief in a good God?

Why I Am a Humanist

Leslie Allan shares how his early experiences shape his humanist outlook and what he sees as the three core principles underlying the humanist world view. He then draws upon these principles to tease out what it means to live a good life.

Meaning in Life: Existentialism

Address to Philosophy Matters 29 Sep 2020
Akiva Quinn explores how meaning in life may be achieved through personal choices about "what truly matters" and the role of shared moral values in creating a life filled with purpose.

The Good Life: Different Perspectives

Address to Philosophy Matters 9 Nov 2020
Akiva Quinn and Usha Sista examine the notion of "The Good Life" from various viewpoints. Is the good life about experiencing lasting pleasure or is it about doing "the most good" we can?

Ask Me Any Question: Rationalist

Interview with Leo Brewin by Ex-Religious Support Network 25 Aug 2021
Q&A session with Leo Brewin (Rationalist) who explores with participants an alternative to a religious life based on reason and evidence.

The Hidden Toll of Religious Trauma

Address to Humanists Australia Ex-Religious Support Network 30 Jun 2021
Caroline Winzenried outlines how to identify 'Religious Trauma Syndrome' and the hidden toll that it takes even years after leaving a religion.

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Podcasts

Is Morality Subjective or Objective? – Part 1

Address to Philosophy Matters 24 Feb 2020
First part of two-part series in which Leslie Allan considers a way to reconcile the opposing objectivist and subjectivist viewpoints in moral philosophy.

Is Morality Subjective or Objective? – Part 2

Address to Philosophy Matters 24 Feb 2020
Final part of two-part series in which Leslie Allan considers a way to reconcile the opposing objectivist and subjectivist viewpoints in moral philosophy.

Religious Belief and Humanism

Radio interview 3WBC 94.1 FM 5 Sep 2019
Iain Messer (Messeround) interviews Leslie Allan (Vice President, Humanists Victoria) and Paul Tonson (Minister, Uniting Church) on intersection between religious belief and humanist outlook.

Ask Me Any Question: Rationalist

Interview with Leo Brewin by Ex-Religious Support Network 25 Aug 2021
Q&A session with Leo Brewin (Rationalist) who explores with participants an alternative to a religious life based on reason and evidence.

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