I hope it grows, of course, but mostly I hope it grows to include people who aren't a handful of western white men.
I've been enjoying ancient Chinese proverbs lately, such as:
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness"
So literally the opposite of curated?
A great collection of philosophy resources which was indispensable during my undergrad philosophy studies.
Search by philosophers, traditions, what have you!
[edit: I see I was beaten to the punch by a minute! Apologies for the double post]
If you want to step into the world of philosophy at any time period or in any part of the world, I highly recommend the podcast "A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps" by Peter Adamson.
I'd also recommend "The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition" on audible. https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Great-Ideas-of-Philosophy-2nd...
For those interested in getting some basic knowledge about philosophy quickly I'd rather recommend Philosophize This! by Stephen West. The host isn't a philosopher by education but he seems to be very knowledgeable about the subject(at least to a layman such as me, feel free to correct this statement) and more importantly he focuses on the most important points that can be relevant to the average listener.
Also +1 for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy which has already been brought up by others ITT.
With any one philosopher or topic as a starting point, the additional resources and bibliographies will be about as good as you can get for a curated list.
Listing Foucault, but not David Hume, says a lot.
A few surveys would probably be more valuable than trying to slog through most of the primary sources of philosophy.
- Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy
- A.C. Grayling, The History of Philosophy
- Anthony Kenny, New History of Western Philosophy (4 volumes but also published as a combined single volume ebook)
- Adam Peterson, A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps (3 volumes, 4 later this year, also a podcast)
- Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy
A common sentiment is that Bertrand Russell is too biased in his presentation, but his survey was a popular classic for many years.
Perhaps also a supplement specific to eastern philosophy, like van Norden, An Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy?
Since he explicitly comments on his subjects and is quite clear when he's doing so, and lays out up front which sorts of things he'll be focusing on for the whole enterprise, that complaint's never made much sense to me. I'm sure there's some further bias, but that's going to necessarily be true of any shortish treatment of such a broad field.
> - Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy
I'd for sure recommend Russell over this. Durant's scope both in philosophers covered, and the portions of their philosophy he focuses on (chiefly ethics, IIRC), is much smaller, and his coverage less insightful and fluent. Russell's is the better single-volume intro to the field of the two, Durant's being so bland and shallow by comparison to make the choice an easy one. Russell's not really any harder to read, either, though the medieval section's kind of a slog (Durant solves that problem by basically skipping all of it).
Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy (1927, 1960) https://www.worldcat.org/title/story-of-philosophy-the-lives... (Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Philosophy) Western only.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu
The Basics of Philosophy:
Nigel Warburton, A Little History of Philosophy. https://www.worldcat.org/title/little-history-of-philosophy/.... Light, but a good overview.
Peter Adamson, "The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps": https://historyofphilosophy.net. Extremely comprehensive.
Carneades.org on Youtube: https://youtube.com/user/carneadesofcyrene and homepage: https://carneades.org
Allain de Botton's School of Life series s light but often quite good: Western Philosophy: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwxNMb28XmpeypJMHfNbJ4R.... Eastern Philosophy: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwxNMb28XmpeUL1vz9Su7Om...
Yet no one points out that these all of these sources are continental (as opposed to analytic) philosophers. I'd think that a "curated" list that omits Russell, Carnap, and Quine—the most preeminent philosophers of the 20th century—would raise a bigger fuss among the HN crowd.
It's an annual collection of some of the best papers of the year. It's not aimed at the general reader so some of these will be impenetrable if you don't have a background in the specific area, but there's usually a couple of readable things in each year's edition for someone with an ~undergrad level foundation.
For example, here's the article on Marx: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/marx/
A friend who is pursuing a BA in Philosophy says it's the only online source that they are allowed to cite.
not sure the motivations behind this list. a nice blurb about it's contents would be nice.