How to Use this Site for Research
Beyond discussing readings through our podcasts, we try to provide supplementary material via blog posts to fill out the picture we’ve sketched on the podcast. If you’re listening to these episodes as they come out, then the links and resources we provide via the blog will be timely, but what do you do if you’re working through old episodes and want to know more?
We’ve provided a few tools on this site to help:
-On the right side of your blog page, if you scroll down a bit, you’ll see links to blog archives. Just check a month to peruse the articles we put out near the release date of the episode you’re interested in.
-How do you know the release date? Find the blog post for the episode. You can see these by browsing through the episode list (the oldest ones are here). Those blog entries provide a lot of information including links to the texts, and for the more recent episodes, they link to the topic announcement blog entry which typically includes a lengthier discussion of the topic with more resource links. You can also find episode blog entries by topic.
-You can also click on the keywords of a given post to find other blog posts on that topic. Unfortunately, we haven’t been all the consistent/careful with our keywords, so you may miss some things.
-Use the “Search” box in the margin to this page to look up the name of a figure or topic or keyword. That’s also often a quick way to find the episode posting you’re looking for.
-You can also use the “CATEGORIES” in your right margin to filter our blog posts. The category “PEL’s Notes” is reserved for providing specific additional details on the texts that we read (or referred to) for an episode: mostly quotes from the text itself. The other podcasts category will take you to notes or reviews on specific episodes of audio content to supplement your PEL experience. Some other categories are called out to indicate posts surely unsuitable for any possible research needs you may have.
Of course we don’t have time to provide links to every resource we’d like to. Beyond searches on YouTube and Google for names of philosophers (which is how we find a lot of our material), spend some time with the listings in our blog roll (also on the right side of your screen when you scroll down, under “WE EXAMINE”).