This is a listing of 18 sites that legally offer free philosophy audiobooks and courses (audio/video) online.
There is also a listing here at Gizmo's Freeware of ebooks and other written materials in this genre at
All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to read and/or download.. If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below.
This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums.
Most entries at those sites that offer only online listening or viewing can be downloaded with VideoCacheView. Thanks to AJNorth for this tip.
A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:
For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see
Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials for this genre. To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help: Library Information
Free Philosophy Audiobooks
Ambling Books has over 150 free audiobooks in their philosophy category. This is a mix of classic and recent works. All are avaialble for free download in MP3 without registration.
Audio Literate has 3 free classic audiobooks in its Humor section available for free download in MP3 (zipped) without registration.
Books Should Be Free has 230 free audiobooks in its Philosophy category. These are all available for free online listening and free download as MP3, iPod M4b and iTunes podcast..
Classicly has about 150 of the free books in its Philosophy collection also available for free download in MP3. Thanks to Tyler G for this suggestion.
Free AudioBooks.EU has 1 free classic audiobooks in its Philosophy section. Available for free download as iTunes Podcast, M4b and MP3 (as well as EPUB, MOBI and read online).
LibriVox has 35 completed novels in its Philosophy category as well as a few more in progress. All human read and available for free download in MP3 (64kb/128kb) or ogg vorbis.
Primism has links to 7 free classic philosophy audiobooks. These are links offsite, so download and listening options vary.
Free Philosophy Courses
Academic Earth has a large selection of University level courses and lectures in Philosophy available for free viewing online without registration. These are gathered from sources around the web.
EDU University a huge collection of video courses at YouTube on the university level. Some are short lectures and others are full courses. This link is to their Philosophy category.
European Graduate School offers the video course, Deluze and the History of Philosophy, for free viewing online at YouTube.
MIT Open Courseware has a large selection of course in their Linguistics and Philosophy department. These are all available for free online of free download.
Open Education DataBase has links to over 10,000 free online courses and lectures. Thanks to Rhiannon, an editor here at TSA for this link. This link is to all Philosophy courses. You may select to see the video or audio courses only.
Open Culture provide links to a Philosophy for Beginners course and other Philosophy courses avaialable online for free.
Searle: 3 Philosophy Courses lectures are available for free listening online at YouTube.
SocioPhilosophy gathers courses relating to Philosophy from sources on YouTube.
University of California Berkeley has a huge selection of free courses available as free audio and video downloads from the iTunes store. All are available as free audio and some also as free video. These cover a wide variety of subjects. This link is to their Philosophy courses.
Watch Know Learn has almost 1,000 free videos in the area of Philosophy available for free viewing online without registration.
Yale University offers the free video course, Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature, for free viewing online at YouTube.
If you know of a site that may be added to the listings, please post in the comments for the page.
I hope you enjoy the free material available through these sites.
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