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PhilPapers Has Gone Public
By S. Matthew Liao

PhilPapers, maintained by David Bourget and David Chalmers at the Australian National University, has gone public. PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophy articles by academic philosophers. Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange and development of philosophical research through the internet. The service gathers and organizes philosophical research on the Internet, and provides tools for philosophers to access, organize, and discuss this research. It monitors journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and personal pages. It also accepts articles directly from users, who can provide links or upload copies.

There are currently 188,963 entries in PhilPapers’ database. This content comes from various sources:
* 124,177 entries were gathered from publishers’ sites.
* 32,651 book entries come from the Library of Congress.
* 7,315 come from Online Papers in Philosophy, a project for tracking papers on philosophers’ pages, developed and maintained by Wolfgang Schwarz (now integrated with PhilPapers).
* 5,075 were gathered from internet archives (mainly SSRN, the PhilSci Archive, CogPrints, and Richard Heck’s PhOnline).
* 1,355 entries and more links come from the historical e-text database at EpistemeLinks.org.
* 313 were submitted by users
* The rest come mainly from the pre-PhilPapers MindPapers database compiled by Chalmers, Bourget and collaborators.
* Most non-book entries are available online (95%), but few books are (17%)

Do check it out!


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