Our missionPhilPapers' purpose is to facilitate the exchange and development of philosophical research through the Internet. Our service gathers and organizes philosophical research on the Internet, and provides tools for philosophers to access, organize, and discuss this research.
Who we areGeneral editors
Tim Crane (Cambridge)
Luciano Floridi (Hertfordshire, Oxford)
Stevan Harnad (Southampton)
Susanna Siegel (Harvard)
Barry Smith (London)
Ed Zalta (Stanford)
A brief history
The site and the technology behind it were developed over the course of several years starting in 2006—first as part of MindPapers, then as an independent project. The software architecture and programming is mainly Bourget's work, while the category structure is mainly Chalmers'. The first version of the site was launched by Bourget and Chalmers in 2009. Later this year, Bourget joined the Institute of Philosophy as a postdoc. Between 2009 and 2011, several major improvements were made to the site thanks to the support of JISC and the Institute of Philosophy. Bourget and Chalmers continue to maintain and develop the site to this day. Beginning in July 2013, Bourget will be heading the new Centre for Digital Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, and the Centre will be in charge of developing the site.
Significant parts of PhilPapers also come from Online Papers in Philosophy, a project developed by Wolfgang Schwarz, which has been integrated into PhilPapers. The personal page tracking system, in particular, was taken from Schwarz' OPP. We are very grateful to Schwarz for his work on integrating his software into PhilPapers.
Many entries for articles in Portuguese were graciously donated by PhilBrasil.
Many links to historical e-texts were graciously donated by Thomas Stone of EpistemeLinks.
Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies, University of London.
Joint Information Systems Committee (Information Environment Programme).
JISC supports UK further & higher education and research by providing leadership in the use of Information and Communications Technology in support of learning, teaching, research and administration. JISC receives funding from all the UK further and higher education funding councils.
Centre for Consciousness
Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.