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Philosophy

What is Philosophy? This question is as "philosophical" and profound as any of the big questions philosophers ask. The diverse, cultural activity of Philosophy is the historical study of the meaning and justification of beliefs about the most general and universal aspects of all things. It is a study carried out, not...


Culture

ibiblio (formerly SunSITE and MetaLab) is a digital library and archive project run jointly by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for the Public Domain. It is a "collection of collections", and hosts a diverse range of publicly available information and open source software. It also offers streaming audio radio stations. Unless otherwise...


Logic

Prescisive abstraction or prescision, variously spelled as precisive abstraction or prescission, is a formal operation that marks, selects, or singles out one feature of a concrete experience to the disregard of others. The above definition is adapted from the one given by Charles Sanders Peirce (CP 4.235, "The Simplest Mathematics" (1902), in Collected Papers, CP...


Biographies

René Descartes (31 Mar 1596 - 11 Feb 1650), also known as Renatus Cartesius and dubbed "Father of Modern Philosophy", was a French philosopher crucial to Western Philosophy in the fields of Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind, and he was a key figure, with Francis Bacon and others, in the Scientific Revolution. Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy...


History of Philosophy

''Middle East Region, (Middle East) Middle Eastern Philosophy is largely guided by the Abrahamic Religions, ancient theologies, comprising full world-views and their philosophical and historical interpretations and philosophizing up to the...


Culture

How many students have relied on false information from Wikipedia? Is the fact that it's a Wiki relevant to the question? "Pseudopedia", "The Wikipedia", is an open-content information website, whose co-founder claims is the "sum of all human knowledge", or at least, that it should become that sum. Since 2003, The...


Technology

The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. The organization has released several copyright licenses known as Creative Commons Licenses. These licenses, depending on the one chosen, restrict only...


Philosophical Studies

Philosophy of Religion is the study of the meaning and justification of fundamental religious claims, particularly about the nature and existence of God (or gods, or the divine). Philosophy of religion was classically regarded as part of metaphysics, since Aristotle, in some of whose writings were...


Culture

WikiSphere, like "Blogosphere" (or "BlogoSphere"), refers to the collection of all Wikis on the internet, and may be used in CamelCase form. GetWiki is a part of the WikiSphere, as is MeatballWiki, CommunityWiki, and many, many, many others. A number of WikiTerms are commonly used in the WikiSphere, just as in many subcultures. These terms have fairly obvious meanings -...


GetWiki

"Plug" Simplicity - Does anybody really need all those links and functions? Sometimes, I'm not so sure, and some wiki software is far more bare-bones, much prettier to look at. GetWiki is certainly simple to use, but in developing "Plug", the application now running rimric.com for free book reviews and news/discussion of small press titles, I'm now...


Software

PHP (PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor) is a reflective programming language originally designed for producing dynamic web pagesweblink | work PHP Manual| title = Introduction | accessdate - 2006-11-15 PHP is used mainly in server-side scripting, but can be used from a command line interface or in...


Software

Introducing GetWiki 2.0 - With the ability to develop GetWiki fully independently of "legacy" concerns, GetWiki 2.0 has brought major improvements and changes to GetWiki 1.0. Beyond the endless bugfixes to the old MediaWiki codebase and Wikipedian origins, development stabilized for 1.0 and has since moved toward a few major...


GetWiki

Message Functions - In GetWiki, to create a new custom message, simply create a page in the GetWiki or "SupportB" namespaces (which is SOHOdb here, as we do not use "MediaWiki"), named "GetWiki:Message" or "SOHOdb:Message", which contains the text of the message. You might consider protecting the messages you create (if you have administrator privileges), and remember, each...


Philosophical Studies

Semiosis is any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning. The term was introduced by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839?1914) to describe a process that interprets signs as referring to their objects, as described in his theory of sign relations, or semiotics. Other theories...


Technology

A blog or weblog is a website of periodic posts in a common webspace. The individual posts share a particular theme and a single, or small group of, bloggers. The totality of web logs and blog-related webs is usually called the Blogosphere. The format of...


Technology

A Bloki (wikiblog, or bliki, for those favouring wikis), is combination of the two basic approaches of Blogging and Wikiing. With blogs, the posts or articles appear in reverse chronological order on the front page, with the most recent one at the top; but with wikis, editing is done in wiki style, with a version history for each page and special markup tags. Unlike most wikis, this...


Biographies

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1 Jul 1646 - 14 Nov 1716) was a German philosopher and mathematician, writing primarily in Latin and French, who, independently of Newton, invented Calculus, invented the Binary Number System, and was a contributor to a vast array of subjects, including Philosophy, Physics, Technology,...


History of Philosophy

Near the turn of the 20th century, and certainly thereafter, Philosophy literally exploded in several challenging directions of inquiry. Contemporary Philosophy, like Modern Philosophy, is a misleading historical term, and generally, "contemporary" is slowly coming to mean only that Philosophy done from around the time of the first World War to the late seventies or eighties of the...


Books

Timeless is a of action-adventure by M.R.M. Parrott, combining science fiction, Time travel, intrigue, political theory and History, with stories of love and discovery. Timeless: A Novel Trilogy is being published as a set, with Books I, II and III available from [http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/m.r.m.-parrott...


Culture

Timeless is a (dictionary:Timeless|word) which describes being (or "Being") without beginning or end, an eternal or everlasting quality,or being restricted to no particular time. It is the timeless beauty of great creativity, independent of time. Timeless in Work- Timeless (M.R.M. Parrott), novel trilogy by M.R.M. Parrott Timeless (Doctor Who)|Timeless (Doctor...


GetWiki

GetMeta is the meta topic area, a metanamespace in wiki terms. The GetMeta name was the title of the GetWiki.net wiki, originally, but is now reserved for pages and discussion related to that wiki, as the wiki was renamed to GetWiki on 11 March, 2007, to take advantage of the more well-known name.


Topic Papers

Philosophy in the 21st Century is reacting to two major forces affecting its way of life. The first, a dismantling or destructive force, comes primarily from Academia, while the second, a rebuilding or constructive force, comes mainly from the diversity of voices and media through which...


Software

OpenOffice.org is a free office suite of applications available for many different operating systems including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, OpenVMS, IRIX and Mac OS X. It supports the OpenDocument standard for data interchange. OpenOffice.org is based on StarOffice, an office suite developed by...


Technology

Web syndication is a form of syndication in which a section of a website is made available for other sites to use. This could be simply by licensing the content so that other people can use it; however, in general, web syndication refers to making Web feeds available from a site in order to provide...


Technology

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time InternetInternet or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication and data transfers via IM (private message). IRC was created by Jarkko Oikarinen in late August 1988 to replace a program called MUT...

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