PhilPapers

Check out PhilPapers, a new philosophy online resources created by David Chalmers and David Bourget.  (HT: Leiter Reports.)

One Comment

  1. Brandon N. Towl

    This looks like a good resource– thanks for posting.

    There is an idea that I’ve been toying with… meaning that I think it a good idea, but have no idea how to implement it. Perhaps the creators of this site would know how.

    There should be some instrument for easily sending and recording recommendations of papers. We all recommend papers informally, and in a way “rate” them informally as well. But it would be great to have a site where you can recommend great papers to several colleagues at once. Those colleagues could then rate the papers and decide to pass the recommendation on to their network of colleagues, or not. As individuals rate papers, the “strength” of recommendations would change so that, eventually, folks would tend to receive recommendations only from people that have provided useful recommendations in the past.

    I realize that this is a rather sketchy and under-developed description of a much bigger idea. But given that there are several quality journals to review each month, and anywhere from 2 to 10 (or more) papers in each journal worth reading, I think it would be wonderful to have some sort of social network model for filtering and/or promoting promising papers.

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