7.0549 Philosophy Resources: Usenet (1/48)
Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sat, 5 Mar 1994 18:27:52 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0549. Saturday, 5 Mar 1994.
Date: 3 Mar 94 16:17:40 GMT
From: David Potts <MFEPGDP@fs1.art.man.ac.uk>
Subject: Philosophy Resources (3/3)
I have found only a few Usenet groups relevant to philosophy. The
material carried on Usenet is on the whole of a lower standard. As
access is more widespread than other Net resources hence these groups
tend to be very chatty in nature and a lot of the philosophy about
whether or not there is a God. But by the same reasoning they also
reach a larger audience if you are seeking help.
Artificial Intelligence and the Philosophy of Mind.
Groups : comp.ai
These are two good groups for the discussion of consciousness,
theories of mind etc.
Clearly the comp.ai.philosophy deal with more philosophical issues
but the two groups tend to overlap.
Groups : sci.philosophy.meta
Both these groups deal with general discussions of philosophy. The
"tech" group aimed at more technical matters however both are at a
fairly low level.
Group : sci.logic
This groups discusses both philosophical and formal logic but tends
to be based strongly from a computer science outlook.
To state the obvious this is a very short list. If you know of any
other Usenet groups that are good philosophical sources please let me
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
3 March 1994.