3.644 new e-texts to be released (101)
Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Thu, 26 Oct 89 18:15:58 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 644. Thursday, 26 Oct 1989.
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 89 14:10:06 CDT
From: "Michael S. Hart" <HART@UIUCVME>
On November 1, InteLex Corporation will release electronic editions
of the works of John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume. These
works will be bundled with the most sophisticated search and retrieval
software yet developed for personal computers - Folio Corporation's
With the VIEWS program, every word of the text database is indexed.
VIEWS supports boolean searches (and, or, not), as well as wildcard,
literal string, nested, and proximity searches. In addition, VIEWS
supports hypertext linking: for example all of Berkeley's references to
Locke are linked by tokens, which allow the user to go immediately from
the Berkeley to the Locke. Finally, the VIEWS indexing process results
in databases roughly 60% the size of the original ASCII text files. The
contents of any window (including the opening window which contains the
entire database) may be output to disk (as an ASCII file) or printer.
Minimum system requirements: IBM PC, PC AT, PS/2 and compatibles,
512K RAM, one hard drive, and one 360K, 720K, or 1.44MB flopy drive.
For MacIntosh systems, the text will be sold as ASCII, without the
Folio VIEWS system.
InteLex is releasing the following texts, based on the editions
indicated in parentheses, but including corrections where errors were
found in the editions:
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
(From The Works of John Locke, Twelfth Edition, London: 1824)
Two Treatises of Government. (Ibid.)
Of the Principles of Human Knowledge.
(From The Works of George Berkeley, D.D., ed. by Rev. G. N.
Wright, London: 1843)
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. (Ibid.)
An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision. (Ibid.)
Alciphron: or the Minute Philosopher, in Seven Dialogues. (Ibid.)
A Treatise of Human Nature. (Everyman's Library edition,
"Appendix to the Treatise of Human Nature." (From The
Philosophical Works of David Hume, Boston &
Edinburgh: 1854 (Reprinted from the 1777 edition)
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals. (Ibid.)
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. (Ibid.)
The Natural History of Religion. (Ibid.)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. (Open Court edition,
Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary. (Essays: Moral,
Political, and Literary, ed. by T. H. Green & T. H. Grose,
London: 1898, vol. 1).
Essays Withdrawn. (Op. cit., vol. 2).
Essays Unpublished. (excluding "On the Authenticity of Ossian's
Poems," op. cit. vol. 2).
InteLex will release in mid to late November, Hobbes' Leviathon and
De Cive (ed. by Molesworth, London: 1839), as well as much of the
philosophical work of Mill. InteLex further plans to release
translations of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, and
The price and size of the editions are as follows:
Princing to individuals: Price: Size:
Folio ASCII ASCII Folio
Hume vol. 1 $ 39.95 $ 22.95 2.1 MB 1.2 MB
(Treatise, Appendix to Treatise,
Two Enquiries, My Own Life)
Hume vol. 2 $ 39.95 $ 22.95 1.6 MB 1.0 MB
(Essays, Dialogue Conc. Natural
Religion, The Natural Hist.
Locke $ 39.95 $ 22.95 2.1 MB 1.2 MB
Berkeley $ 39.95 $ 22.95 1.4 MB 0.9 MB
Hume vols. 1 and 2 $ 69.95 $ 45.90 3.7 MB 2.2 MB
The Complete Database $109.95 $ 90.80 7.2 MB 4.3 MB
Pricing to Institutions:
Hume vol. 1 $ 99.95 $ 57.37
Hume vol. 2 $ 99.95 $ 57.37
Locke $ 99.95 $ 57.37
Berkeley $ 99.95 $ 57.37
Hume vols. 1 and 2 $174.95 $114.74
The Complete Database $274.95 $229.48
The text bundled with the Folio VIEWS program will be sold with a
manual completely describing the Folio VIEWS system (which has online
help), as well as notes on the editions. To the price of any order will
be added $3.95 shipping and handling for domestic addresses, $13.95 for
international addresses (based on international air mail rates).