Philosophical Society.com has been referenced in numerous books and periodicals and recognized as a key resource by various academic institutions. Among them:
William Bellinger, The Economic Analysis of Public Policy
Isabel Borrás, Adult Learning for Self and Relational Growth
William Dembski, Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information
Rod Garner, How To Be Wise: Growing in Discernment and Love
Clem Henricson, Morality and Public Policy
William Irwin, Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality
James Kennedy, The Presence of a Hidden God
Derrick de Kerckhove, McLuhan Neu Lesen
Derrick de Kerckhove and Cristina Miranda Almeida, eds. The Point of Being
Dean Kowalski, Classic Questions and Contemporary Film
Al Kresta, Dangers to the Faith
David Martin Lavigne, Gaining Ground
Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, Rebecca Jackson, Robert Pressman, The Learning Habit: A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting
Richard Rohr, Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
Ami Rokach & Ami Sha’ked, eds. Addressing Loneliness
Carlotta Maria Shinn-Russell, I Lived on the Other Side of the Line
James W. Sire, The Universe Next Door
Gretta Vosper, Amen: What Prayer Can Mean in a World Beyond Belief
Steven Wallech, China and the West to 1600
Evan Whitton, Our Corrupt Legal System
Peter S. Williams, C.S. Lewis vs. The New Atheists
Aspen Institute, Baylor University, Cambridge University, City College of New York, Electronic Frontiers Australia, European Graduate School, George Mason University, National Social Science Press, Gloucestershire Philosophical Society, Heinrich Heine University, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Ohio State Department of Philosophy, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Winchester, Willamette University
Periodicals & Media
Adbusters, The American Conservative, Discover Magazine, Fictional Writers Review, Los Angeles Magazine, MediaPost Publications, Medpage Today, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Philosophy Talk, Reason, Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, The Washington Post
In August 2009 Philosophical Society.com made Wired Magazine's "Hottest Web Links" list. It also made TweetMeme's "Hottest Links on Twitter."
Several of the site's articles have turned up on college course syllabi in the fields of philosophy, media studies, rhetoric, and logic. For instance, the article Santayana's Criticism of Nietzsche was put on the syllabus for a politics and philosophy seminar at Cambridge University, and Logical Fallacies was made required reading for a rhetoric class at the University of Notre Dame. Other articles used in university classrooms include Making Sense of MeWorld, McLuhan's Insight into the Media, and Philosophy and Depression.
In 2012 Philosophical Society.com made Cambridge University's "Ideas for Wider Reading" list, a selection of reading resources gathered from Cambridge departmental and College websites.
In 2013 the website achieved its highest global Alexa ranking, inspired a meetup group in Berkeley, CA to ponder the status of celebrity and fame in modern life, and caught the eye of numerous writers, educators, and websites, including TED and Pinterest.
The group Electronic Frontiers presented a paper to the Parliament of Australia in 2015 defending privacy rights. One of its sources is On the Value of Privacy.
The book Addressing Loneliness, part of Routledge’s “Researching Social Psychology” series, hit bookshelves in the summer of 2015. One of the contributors to the volume, Dr. Paul T.P. Wong, calls attention to “An Existential View of Loneliness” in his piece. Dr. Wong has held professorial positions at York University, the University of Toronto, and Trent University.
Philosophical Society.com has been mentioned over one hundred times on Twitter in the last two years (2015-16).
The website has been mentioned in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Discover Magazine, Reason, and other publications.
The site has been referenced in over 20 books and in numerous scholarly papers. It has also been indexed on Google Scholar.
Philosophical Society.com has been online for over 15 years. It has inspired the work of numerous writers, artists, and teachers. Every month the site draws visitors from over 100 countries.