Wednesday, 15 November 2017

World Philosophy day - see our favourite resources

17th November is world philosophy day. nominated by UNESCO to encourage individuals to think about
the values of self development which philosophy can bring.
Here are some favourite free resources.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has many free articles from experts
Philpapers index and bibliography of websites, papers and indsexes covering all aspects of philosophy
PhilArchive. PhilArchive is the largest open access e-print archive in philosophy

There are also many sites which offer fre aces to the digitised papers of individual philosophers.
Some great examples are:
The Bentham Project, UCL which is working to transcribe the works of Jeremey Bentham. It has links to  has many online papers
Internet classics archive - which has works by Greek and Roman writers
Early Modern Texts prepared by Hertford College Oxford University
it includes an audiofile of
Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,
 View images of a rare copy from the LSE Library digital library


Monday, 13 November 2017

Today is world Kindness day - view our academic research on altruism and kindness!

World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness, civil society/  NGOS.

 for references to recent academic research on altruism see
this has a compassion database.which has reference and links to recent articles. Some are in full text.

Also related to kindness is charity. Here are some academic resources related to reasons, nature and extent of charitable giving.

The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature 2.0  maintained by the US based foundation center contains more than 33,000 records, the majority of which include descriptive abstracts.It includes books, articles and reports added to their collections.

Charity Watch is a USA based charity watchdog which conducts regular asessments. Read news and reports on its website.It has charity ratings on its website

Charity Navigator  has ranking s and ratings of USA charities. Charity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency.