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Some recommended Public Philosophy links (suggest others to the mods)
Philosophy Ideas - A database of philosophical ideas, mostly in the western analytic tradition
Daily Nous - News for and about the philosophy profession
Elucidations - Interviews with prominent philosophers
Minerva - Interviews
The Partially Examined Life - Extended panel discussions of philosophical texts
Philosophy Bites - Short interviews with prominent philosophers (15-20 mins)
The Brains Blog - Forum for work in the philosophy and science of mind
Ersatz Robots - Philosophy of Mind and Graduate Philosophy Study
Leiter Reports - News and views about philosophy and the academic profession, by Brian Leiter
More Important Than That - Philosophy and sport, by David Papineau
The Philosopher's Beard - Applied moral philosophy and philosophy of economics, by Thomas R. Wells
Philosoph-her - Profiles of women philosophers, by Meena Krishnamurthy
Practical Ethics - Ethical analysis of news events, from the University of Oxford Philosophy Department
The Practical Ontologist - checks 100+ philosophy blogs and creates an always updating digest of online philosophical production, by u/nogre
The Splintered Mind - Reflections in philosophy of psychology, by Eric Schwitzgebel
The Stone - The New York Times' philosophy forum
Understanding Society - Topics in the philosophy of social science, by Daniel Little
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