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2014-05-12
Oh dear. I changed my name from Peter Jones to Peter G. Jones to clear up some confusion caused by having such a common name and have promptly lost all my 'followers'. I assumed that it would be a citation/reference change only, but apparently not. 

Is there anything I can do about this?

Thanks.

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2014-04-14
For PhilPapers to survive and thrive, it needs financial support.  In five years, PhilPapers has grown from a side project into the most widely used bibliographical resource in the field.  During this time, many changes have taken place.  David Bourget, the architect of PhilPapers, now has a tenure-track appointment with teaching, research, and service duties in addition to PhilPapers. We need technical staff that can assume David's many roles, from server maintenance and administrative support to application programming and user interface design. A whole team is needed for PhilPapers to thrive and develop to its full potential.

We have considered many different financial models, including asking for donations and requiring subscriptions.  After much consultation, it has become clear to us that the best way forward is a model involving annual subscriptions for large institutions.

Starting June 1, 2014, we ask large institutions (especially universities) to pay an annual subscription fee for ... (read more)

2014-03-31
It seems odd to me that there is no refereeing of submitted articles. Amateurs cannot easily post on forums yet seem to be able to submit essays to the archive without any quality checks. Is this the case, or did I miss something?

If so, this does not seem the correct way around. It should surely be more difficult to archive an article here than post a message in the forums.

I mention this because the other day I referred someone to an article on philpapers during a discussion, thinking that this connection would lend the article some credibility, only to be told that any old fool could archive stuff here. I found that I wasn't able to deny this assertion.

What should I have said in response? 

   

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2014-03-25
After clicking "Submit" i see the window:

Processing bibliography ..

Initializing ..

and i can't go any further.

This happens even with the .bib files that were succesfully uploaded before (half a year ago).


2014-03-10
The PhilPapers category system now contains comprehensive bibliographies for a large number of areas of philosophy.  We now have 450 subject editors editing 1357 bibliographies (a comprehensive list is here).  Over the last year or so we have introduced a number of features to make the bibliography system more effective.

First, bibliographies are now supplemented with a summary of the key themes and issues involved, a list of key works, and a list of introductory works, compiled by the editor for that category.  For now, about 600 categories (listed here) have these summaries. Eventually, all categories will have them.

Second, we have introduced topical subcategories for categories on historical figures, linked to the PhilPapers subject categories wherever possible.  For example "Kant: Perception" is a subcategory of Kant and is also listed under Perception.  A number of historical figures now have a detailed subcategory system: notably Aristotle, Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, H ... (read more)

2014-03-02
How could I unlink the (mistakenly entered, since deleted) reference to the collection in which a paper appears in? See http://philpapers.org/rec/LIAEAA . Thanks.

2014-01-17
Hi,The abstract of my paper from Philosophy, as it appears on the PhilPapers site, is missing words (so it makes no sense). I've tried to fix it myself but I always get an error message: 'some mandatory information is missing.' I can't find anything missing. How can I fix this? Thanks
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2013-12-10
Sometimes the maintenance bot appears to be overaggressive in pruning the records. For example, I just noticed that an overview that I co-authored with Tamar Gendler
http://philpapers.org/rec/LIATPO

has been changed to have the same details as Gendler's 2000 imaginative resistance paper.

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A related problem is that there is no easy way for me to reverse the changes except redoing everything manually. Wikis have an option to reverse edits. It would be nice if the same option existed on the Revisions History page.

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Thanks!
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2013-10-03
This way of sifting through material to categorize via David Bourget is very helpful:

Go to "Material to Categorize" for your category, or just go to the category directly. In the "search inside" box, use a query like this:

@source "journal of philosophy" or use keywords like "neuroethics"

This will show you all the contents under this category that have this source. To see the material to categorize, order the results by category. The material to categorize will be at the top of the
listing. To see the categorization shortcuts, enable this option in the options on the right.

Using this search method can allow you to go through and categorize everything in one area of philosophy or from one journal at a time. Anyway, I found this very useful - hope it helps other editors (especially if you are dealing with a big back-log)

2013-09-17
Hi, the "embed my works" widget looks to have a lot of potential.  But is it possible to have it list only one's published (or only unpublished) works?  Or to change the list order (by pub date, title, etc.)?

2013-09-17
This may be an artifact of various blocking programs I have, but I do not see any button to resign from a leaf or category editorship. Please help?
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2013-09-09
We are glad to announce the official launch of the Centre for Digital Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. The Centre will be based in the Department of Philosophy at Western. David Bourget will head the Centre. David Chalmers will be associate director. 

CDP will advance research and education in philosophy through digital means. In particular, it will continue the development of PhilPapers, PhilEvents, PhilJobs, and other Phil* projects we have initiated. CDP will also support projects that aim to advance our understanding of philosophy and philosophical problems through technology or technology-centric methods. There are possibilities for PhD studentships and postdocs for individuals pursuing relevant research. The Centre also needs Perl and Groovy programmers.

CDP's initial partners include the American Philosophical Association, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London, the Australian National University, and other un ... (read more)

2013-09-09
I am not sure that I understand how the changelog (edlog) works. For example, http://philpapers.org/rec/MORTCO-9 is categorized as 'Divine attributes, misc'. But in the changelog (for editors) of this category it says for this item 'removed'. But it has not been removed, it is still there. Further, if I click 'reverse', it is still in this category. What is the effect of the 'reverse'? What am I misunderstanding?
Daniel

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2013-09-09
In one category of mine (http://philpapers.org/browse/christianity) I have many entries in languages which I do not understand. Many of these entries seem to be not philosophy. Editing categories gets difficult in that case. Do many editors encounter that problem?
Daniel

2013-09-09
I wonder if PhilPapers if optimized for Google Scholar crawling. The guidelines are at http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/inclusion.html#crawl . In my own case, versions of my papers that are archived on PhilPapers DO NOT show up as one of the versions on Google Scholar. Since PhilPapers is quite successful in getting many philosophers to upload no-paywall versions of their work, it would be great that it also shows up in other search engines.
In particular, without knowing all the technical details, I worry that some setup of PhilPapers makes it less accessible to indexing robots. Often, when I go from one entry to another, my browser history shows several distinct accesses. So I wonder if there are some subtle reloading happening at a level not visible to the end user but disruptive to bots.
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2013-09-01
I propose that there be a subtopic of 'Pride' to be categorized as follows:

Value Theory: Normative Ethics: Moral Psychology: Moral States and Processes: Pride

This subtopic would be siblings with anger, envy, gratitude, guilt and shame, hope, jealousy, and love, among others. I estimate that there would presently be about 20 entries, which would place it on par with many of its siblings (as far as popularity goes).

I also think the emotion of contempt merits its own subtopic, given the important recent attention given to it. There would be at least five entries for contempt.
Latest replies:
  • David Chalmers, 2013-09-02 : I just added Pride.  We usually want 15 or so entries for a new category, so I haven't added Contempt.
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2013-08-29
When I select 'global metaphysical theories' in the categorisation system I am presented with a list of theories that does not include mine, and I am forced to select 'miscellaneous'. I would rather not do this. It seems odd that nondualism, as a distinct and unfalsified solution for consciousness, is not given an easily findable category. This cannot help its cause. .    

Would it be possible to add it to the list of global theories? Or did I just fail to see it?

2013-08-12
The new PhilJobs: Jobs for Philosophers (found at http://philjobs.org) has launched today.

Jointly operated by the PhilPapers team and the APA, PhilJobs: Jobs for Philosophers aims to bring together the best features of PhilJobs and Jobs for Philosophers. It is a freely available, comprehensive, international listing of jobs relevant to philosophers of any level of training.

PhilJobs: JFP is an international project with support from several organizations. Our international sponsors include the University of Western Ontario (Canada), the Institute of Philosophy (UK), and the Australian National University.

PhilJobs: JFP includes all existing ads from PhilJobs and Jobs for Philosophers. All user data saved on PhilJobs have been carried over.

We encourage all institutions worldwide with jobs in philosophy to advertise them on PhilJobs: JFP, and we encourage all jobseekers in philosophy to use the site.

Please visit the site for more information:

http://philjobs.org/


2013-06-28
The PhilPapers Foundation and the American Philosophical Association are pleased to announce a new partnership that will enhance the Foundation's ability to support the development of PhilPapers and related services.

Beginning this August, the APA’s Jobs for Philosophers will merge with PhilJobs to become PhilJobs: Jobs for Philosophers (PhilJobs: JFP). By bringing together the PhilJobs software platform with JFP’s established presence, this partnership will create an online source for jobs in philosophy that is both comprehensive and user-friendly and gives job seekers confidence in fairness and equity in the hiring process. The new combined service will be tailored to both US and international job listings, making it the go-to site for those seeking professional employment in philosophy as well as for hiring institutions.

PhilJobs: JFP will be free of charge for all job seekers. Job advertisements will be available at competitive rates on a sliding fee scale to appeal to all types of i ... (read more)

2013-06-26
Any chance Antoine Arnauld can get a category (under 17th/18th Century French Philosophy)? Perhaps I have idiosyncratic views on this, but I regard him as more important than many of the philosophers who already have their own categories. There's a fair amount of literature on him in English, and, now that PhilPapers is multi-lingual, a lot more in French. A PhilPapers search for 'Arnauld' currently yields 97 results.

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