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Philosophical was created in May, 2001 as both a reference web and a locus for articles on a range of subjects, from philosophy and politics to education and literature. The aim is to avail students and scholars in their research and stimulate reflection on various aspects of life.

The site attracts visitors from over 100 countries every month. It has made many "best resources on the web" lists, has been selected by college professors as required reading for coursework, and has been frequently cited by students, writers, web logs, church groups, and numerous discussion threads. Hundreds of websites link to the main page, including those of university departments. The site has made Wired Magazine's "Hottest Web Links" list and TweetMeme's "Hottest Links on Twitter."

Philosophical has been referenced on one or more occasions by Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Metafilter, Academic Library,, Technorati, Live Journal, and Yahoo! Answers. Links to the site have appeared in The Washington Post, Reason Magazine, and Discover Magazine, among other periodicals.

The site is edited by Tim Ruggiero and updated every month. It is best viewed in IE 7.0 or higher.

The articles of this website are protected by copyright. Any commercial use of them without express permission is strictly forbidden.

*Philosophical is not affiliated with any association or institution.

The site attracts visitors from over 100 countries every month. It has made Wired Magazine’s “Hottest Web Links” list and been mentioned in numerous publications, including Reason and Discover.