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Philosophical 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

William Irwin, Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality

James Kennedy, The Presence of a Hidden God

Derrick de Kerckhove, McLuhan Neu Lesen

David Martin Lavigne, Gaining Ground: In Pursuit of Ecological Sustainability

James W. Sire, The Universe Next Door

Gretta Vosper, Amen: What Prayer Can Mean in a World Beyond Belief

Evan Whitton, Our Corrupt Legal System



Aspen Institute, Baylor University, Cambridge University, City College of New York, 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 Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Winchester, Willamette University



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Periodicals & Media

The American Conservative, Discover Magazine, Fiction Writers Review, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Philosophy Talk (radio), Reason, Washington Post



*In August 2009 Philosophical made Wired Magazine's "Hottest Web Links" list. That month the site received over 171,000 hits and 71,000 page views. 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 made Cambridge University's "Ideas for Wider Reading" list, a selection of reading resources gathered from Cambridge departmental and College websites.

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