To find out which philosopher comes closest to the way you think, visit
these philosophy selector sites:
The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy offers many and
highly informative entries on philosophy. The lay reader may find the entries too long for his needs, but should
be able to understand them even without formal philosophy training.
The International Encyclopaedia of Philosophy is similar. Good source for a
Here's a site that allows you to test your "tension quotient" -- a measure of
how consistent your beliefs are. My tension quotient was 27 percent.
Philosophy as a service industry, or, Reintroducing the Philosophical Life. This excellent paper
argues that philosophy must reconnect with real life. I fully agree. Hence
my philosophy cafe. But be warned: it is a long paper.