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what sources were used for this website?

Many! We list a handful of books and websites that were used during the research for this website on this page. We’ve also put together a list of great books on all of the philosophers that we feature on the site on our philosophy books page.

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There is a search box at the bottom of every page that you can use to find topics by keyword.


While there are several different citation formats, each with their own versions and update schedules, it seems that the APA format includes most common attributes and would look like something like this (adapt for the specific content you’re referencing):

Mastin, L. (2009, January). Existence and Consciousness. Retrieved [Month, day, year], from

The same date can be used for all the articles on this website.

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