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Online Resources for Intro Philosophy Students

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a helpful resource for Western and some Eastern philosophy. If you’re just interested in a dictionary-length explanation, each entry begins with a brief overview of the featured term; for those who desire more in-depth explanation, the entries continue in detail. Each entry is refereed by the SEP‘s editorial board before publication.

In the Guide to the Study of Philosophy you can find tips for effective study. The Philosophy Pages site also includes a page of links to major philosophical works online.

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts offers another good guide: How to Study Philosophy: Tips, Hints, and Resources.

If you’re looking for the “big picture” — and fast! — you may be interested in Spark Notes’ Philosophy Study Guides. Here you will find articles on major Western philosophers and a good number of major works.