3.261 philosophical e-texts; conference call (135)

Tue, 18 Jul 89 19:24:51 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 261. Tuesday, 18 Jul 1989.

(1) Date: Tue, 18 Jul 89 10:51:41 -0400 (9 lines)
From: bobh@phoenix.Princeton.EDU (Robert Hollander)
Subject: Re: Philosophy text archives

(2) Date: Tue, 18 Jul 89 10:51:25 -0400 (58 lines)
From: bobh@phoenix.Princeton.EDU (Robert Hollander)
Subject: electronic texts in philosophy

(3) DATE: 18 JUL 89 23:39:15 (44 lines)
SUBJECT: Hypertext conference

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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 89 10:51:41 -0400
From: bobh@phoenix.Princeton.EDU (Robert Hollander)
Subject: Re: Philosophy text archives

From: David.A.Bantz@MAC.dartmouth.edu

We are planning to construct an electronic text version of the works of
Hobbes, based on the Molesworth edition.

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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 89 10:51:25 -0400
From: bobh@phoenix.Princeton.EDU (Robert Hollander)

In response to the increasing interest and activity in the creation,
distribution and use of electronic texts in philosophy, the APA Committee on
Computer Use in Philosophy, at its December, 1988 meeting, formed a
subcommittee on Electronic Texts in Philosophy. Co-chaired by Richard Lineback,
of the Philosophy Documentation Center, and David Norton of McGill University,
the committee aims to encourage and co-ordinate the creation and use of
electronic texts in philosophy.

The subcommittee to hopes to minimize wasteful duplication of projects and
incompatibilities of markup, while maximizing accessibility of electronic texts
to all bona fide users. As a start, it is creating an up to date list of all
major philosophical texts that already exist in electronic form, as well as a
list of all current and proposed projects. It will be working with the
Association for Computers and the Humanities joint initiative with the
National Endowment for the Humanities on standardized markup
procedures. The subcommittee hopes that the information thus obtained
will enable it to advise those engaged in current and future projects
so as to avoid unnecessary overlap between projects and maximize
compatibility between them.

Any member of the subcommittee listed below would be glad to hear from
all those interested in this project. And could all those who are
currently engaged in the creation of an electronic version of a
philosophical text please send details of their project to Leslie

Richard Lineback, Co-chair,
Philosophy Documentation Center, Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green, Ohio 42403

David Norton, Co-Chair,
Dept of Philosophy, 855 Sherbrooke St. West,
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T7

Leslie Burkholder LB0Q+@ANDREW.CMU.EDU
CDEC, Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh PA 15213

Lois Frankel,
Dept of Philosophy, University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Dept of Philosophy, University of Arizona,
Tucson AZ 85721

Computer Center, Box 1885,
Brown University,
Providence, RI 02912

Dept of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate School,
2736 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6199

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DATE: 18 JUL 89 23:39:15
SUBJECT: Hypertext conference

Interactive communication 1990
Call for papers

Advanced communication tools, hypertexts, hypermedia...
Paris .......... January 1990


The conference is intended to consider theoretical issues, to
outline and
review current trends, to assess their scope and limitations, and
propound views on
possible developments. To this end, the organizing committee will
welcome papers
presenting general considerations, experiments and products on any
of the following

- reflections on hypertexts
- reflections on hypermedias
- reflections on interactivity
- hypertext products
- hypermedia products
- communication products
- interactive communication systems
- needs in business communication
- use of natural language in communication
- image handling models
- text handling models
- etc...

[A complete version of this announcement is now available on
the file-server, s.v. HYPRTEXT CONFRNCE. A copy may be obtained
by issuing either an interactive or a batch-job command, addressed to
for information about how to issue such a command. Problems
should be reported to David Sitman, A79@TAUNIVM, after you
have consulted the Guide and tried all appropriate alternatives.]