Welcome to Philosophy on the EServer
This collection contains canonical philosophic texts and links to scholarly philosophic organizations. The English Server has other collections in addition, however, in critical theory, history, and in eighteenth century studies, which also address philosophical interests and concerns; feel free to examine those as well, if interested.
Volunteer or Contribute
Philosophy is currently inviting people to participate in the development of the collection. If you are interested in working with the Philosophy Collection, please contact the Collection Editor. We are looking for people to help with any of the following projects:
The heart of Philosophy is our collection of canonical texts. Every year more texts go out of copyright faster than we can identify and collect them. Any help finding and collecting these texts (in the original languages and in translation) would be greatly appreciated.
There are currently only a few critical articles and essays in the Philosophy collection, and most of these have been contributed by previous editors and collection participants. The more non-copyright critical essays we can find, the more robust our collection will be.
The Philosophy Collection is happy to host original critical essays and articles. If you choose to contribute to the Philosophy Collection, you would retail control over the content and copyright of your work. Posting your work here may also provide you an opportunity to relieve feedback before seeking a more traditional publication venue.
Currently most of our canonical texts are in .txt format. While this is an effective way to easily distribute the content, we would like to provide a more readable and engaging alternative. Reencoding these .txt files in XHTML will allow us to more effectively distinguish visual features of the texts such as headings and section titles. Transferring these texts into XHTML will also allow us to include links to additional related content on the same page as the essay itself. The basic reencoding is a very simple and straightforward process; it's just very time-consuming given the large amount of .txt format.
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