Welcome to AskPhilosohpers, a Web site where you can ask a philosophical question and get an answer from a philosopher! This site is fairly easy to navigate. First, I am going to direct your attention to the side menu where you will find:
About the Site – This section very clearly explains what the site is about and how exactly you can use it. It is a great place to start your journey.
Ask a Question – Here you will find the form to ask your question for the philosophers. Type in your question, label which word it starts with and provide your e-mail address if you’d like a message sent to you if your question is answered. Check out the guidelines to learn how to best write your question so that it will get answered.
Recent Responses – This link takes you to the most recently answered questions. You will just see the response to see the question they were answering. Click the Show link in the right hand corner of the response to view it.
Concept Cloud – Here you can choose a word randomly from the page to see what questions were asked for that subject. If you don’t like the subjects on the page, click Randomize near the title to have more random questions chosen for you to look at.
Categories – You will find this on the side menu as well. You can choose All or you can go by the category you want to explore from A to Z.
Back on the main page in the center, you will find:
Question of the Day – Here you will find a new question. It changes every day and it appears to be completely random.
On the left side menu, you will find the listing of panelists. Next to their name is a number that shows you how many questions they have responded to. If you click their name, a short biography will pop up. Underneath their biography, you will see the Concept Cloud with some of the topics they’ve answered randomly. If you would rather see all their answers, click All Responses at the bottom of the pop up box.
So, are you ready to ask a philosophical question? Or, maybe you’re just ready to browse and see what others have asked. Either way, you are sure to get your mind thinking when you read the questions and answers on this site. Enjoy!