Hello again all. I’m looking forward to seeing what you all have to say this semester. I’ve got a few things to share since we’ve last met, but I’ll save them for another post. Today I just want to touch on using online resources, not screencaps or html (I know all that), but a revisit of the past: last week (Week 12 of the course for those who continued to exist while class was not in session)!
This is something that’s been on my mind as I’ve been preparing lectures for this semester. There are resources I pull on when I am writing lectures, like the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, that I actually can justify not just giving to students (well, there are some entries at the above link that I would never inflict on anyone, but there are also some quite nice ones ;)). Combined with the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (which is generally more accessible to beginners) I have a ready-made textbook sitting right in front of me on the internet. For the history of philosophy, I have Early Modern Texts (easy, accessible modern language versions) and the Perseus Digital Library. With the addition of audio files from Philosophy Bites and the related sites, I have almost all my material covered for an Intro to Philosophy Course. I could almost redraft my current syllabus with just the addition of links!
Enjoy those time sinks 😉