Philosophers in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Philosophy Blogs

Oct 20, 2021


1. Erratic Wisdom

Rather than your usual blogging mix of long pieces and quick thoughts, this blog offers a series of in-depth articles and interviews on topics such as the nature of consciousness, the ethics of artificial intelligence and the purpose of atheism.

2. Philosophy and Life

Mark Vernon, the author of this blog, is a research fellow, journalist, former priest and founder of The School of Life, which guides people through reflective living. He brings that thoughtful perspective to his blog, which was recognized on the The New York Times' 100 Best Blogs list in 2009.

3. Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson is a writer who, in addition to his personal site, blogs regularly for The Economist and has been published in such distinguished venues as The Atlantic, Forbes and Slate. Wilkinson's own blog offers his witty and sometimes acerbic commentary on modern politics and philosophy.

4. Talking Philosophy

Talking Philosophy is the blog of The Philosopher's Magazine (TPM), which was founded in 1997 with the goal of providing accessible philosophical content to readers outside of academia. The blog continues that mission, offering clear and insightful reflections on contemporary events and issues in the modern world from renowned thinkers and writers.

5. Leiter Reports

Brian Leiter, legal professor and primary blogger at Leiter Reports, analyzes the news and explores issues of intellectual culture and academic freedom from a philosophical perspective.

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6. Philosophy, etc.

Looking for help breaking down contemporary movements and publications in philosophy? The blogger at Philosophy, etc. offers accessible but thorough analyses of recent philosophy papers and new ideas in philosophical thought.

7. Thoughts Arguments and Rants

The bloggers at TAR provide a more academic style of philosophy, analyzing logical arguments, reviewing philosophical papers and applying philosophical analysis to contemporary news and social events.

8. Ancient Philosophy Society

Want to learn more about the Greek and Roman roots of today's philosophers? Visit the blog of the Ancient Philosophy Society, which explores issues in ancient philosophy and reviews modern publications and scholarships on issues such as feminism in Antigone and the nature of truth in Aristotle's writings.

9. Unpolished Jade

Interested in the world of philosophy outside of the West? Try Unpolished Jade, a blog that explores both ancient and contemporary Chinese philosophy.

10. Philosophers' Carnival

Afraid you might have missed something out there in the philosophy blogosphere? Check out Philosophers' Carnival. This blog highlights the best philosophical posts from blogs around the Web, collecting them into one big 'carnival,' or roundup, every three weeks. Both writers and readers are invited to submit their favorite posts for consideration.

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