- Xodo is a free app that lets your read and annotate your PDFs as easily as taking notes on a sheet of paper. You can save your annotations and retrieve them later;
- Lacan Online provides information and updates from the field of philosophy and psycho-analysis in the tradition of Jacques Lacan, a prominent follower of Sigmund Freud;
Life’s ugliness must be torn to pieces
Until beauty — totality can grow from its soil.
Thus we are two, my poem and I: a claw,
The two of us, one will.From Elmer Diktonius, “Jaguaren” (in Hårda Sånger, 1922)
- Arts & Letters Daily is a portal to current writing on art and philosophy run by The Chronicle of Higher Education, founded by Dennis Dutton.
- The Daily Nous (supposedly pronounced ˈnü:s) is something as rare as a collection of news and links related to the philosophy profession, which, although hugely slanted towards the Anglo-American tradition, gives us an insight into what’s hot and what’s not largely in the American academic scene;
- Personalism is a domain of scholarship that cuts across disciplines and traditions, focusing on the part the person plays in questions of scientific objectivity, social criticism, and human communication; the British have made their own forum for this kind of research. It is worthwhile browsing their personalism blog to get clued up on their present concerns.
- Philosophy videos: The YouTube channel of Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts provides brief introductions to current philosophical topics.
- The Philosophical Salon, a child of the Los Angeles Review of Books, is a well-edited, and yet lively forum for current conversations on philosophical topics. Not fully academic journal, and far beyond social media chatter it is a good place to go for thinking about contemporary topics in philosophy.
- Current writing: The Point Magazine is an interesting example of what it is possible to achieve when new publishing and distribution technology is coupled with talented and versatile writers.
- The London Review of Books is something as rare as a high-quality literary and cultural review with professional and readable design that has some content outside their paywall.
- Art: The Munch Museum in Oslo is relocating. Read also the interesting interview with Tracey Emin, who is putting a 15 tonne bronze sculpture at the museum, supposedly a figure of “the mother Munch never had.”
- Sometimes known as the “Torygraph”, UK news outlet The Telegraph is nevertheless a reliable source of information. Be advised that most of their content is behind a pay-wall.
- Minerva is a daily run by the conservative think-tank Civita, and based in Oslo (in Norwegian).
- Public Broadcasting: Norway’s NRK has a wide variety of material in written, aural, and visual format on current and historical events, good reviews, and a solid coverage of cultural topics. Some content is only available from within Norway.
- There are excellent (and reliable) dictionaries available online. Collins features a comprehensive English dictionary, an extensive thesaurus, as well a ready translations into a variety of languages. For a solid German dictionary, point your browser to Duden’s site.
- The Chicago Manual of Style offers a brief citation guide outside their pay-wall.
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