Below are links to helpful resources concerning philosophy.

Reading Philosophy

Andrew Cullison: A Method for Extracting Arguments (handout)

Bernhard Nickel: Reading a Philosophy Text

Jim Pryor: Reading Philosophy; Philosophical Terms and Methods

Writing Philosophy

Andrew Cullison: Writing a 3-5 Page Philosophy Paper (video)

Bernhard Nickel: Writing a Philosophy Paper

Jim Pryor: Writing a Philosophy Paper

William Stephens: How to Write Philosophy Papers

Discussing Philosophy

Christopher Cloos: Good Philosophy Presentations

Bernhard Nickel: Participating in Section

Ole Koksvik: Giving a Talk in Philosophy

Books on Philosophical Methods

Chris Daly (2010). An Introduction to Philosophical Methods. Broadview. (review here)

A. P.Martinich (1997). Philosophical Writing: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Blackwell.

Zachary Seech (2008). Writing Philosophy Papers. Wadsworth.

Eric Steinhart (2009). More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy. Broadview Press.

Lewis Vaughn (2005). Writing Philosophy: A Student’s Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays. Oxford.

Nigel Warburton (2004). Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide. Routledge.

The Value of Studying Philosophy

Is Philosophy the Most Practical Major? (Edward Tenner)

Why Study Philosophy? (collection of links)

Why Study Philosophy? (USC)

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Why Major in Philosophy (UMSL)

What is the Public Value of Philosophy? (Huff Post)

Online Encyclopedias

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy