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This started as part two of my list of web resources for students. But it has kind of devolved into a list of free stuff available online. Basically, as far as I can tell I got most of the good sources for philosophy online the first time round…

Here are some more sources for free stuff on the net.

  • John Baez has a great big list of free maths and physics texts available online. Be careful, there’s an animation on that page that crashes my browser.
  • Project Gutenberg is a massive store of out-of-copyright texts in electronic formats. Lots of cool stuff available there.
  • The Online Books page has lots of stuff on it. I don’t know if any of it is any good, though.
  • Books about linux available online.
  • Googling online free books gets you lots of hits. Most will probably be dubious however… Most search results always are…
  • Here’s a book that looks interesting and is available for free by Alexandre Borovik of A dialogue on infinity fame. It’s called Mathematics under the Microscope.
  • Another free book. It’s called God’s Debris and it is by Scott Adams of Dilbert fame. This one I have read. But I can’t really remember if it is any good…

Any suggestions as to other similar stuff is welcome.

I forgot to mention Cicero’s The Nature of the Gods which is kind of almost a dialogue. And while I’m linking to freely available stuff, The Elements is online for free. Read Digest and Be Impressed by the most successful maths textbook ever. 2000 years and still going strong.

“Read, digest and be impressed” I like that phrase. I shall use it regularly. Whether it is relevant or not.


Written by Seamus

March 13, 2008 at 3:07 pm

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