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History of Philosophy

The history of Philosophy in the west begins with the Greeks, and particularly with a group of philosophers commonly called the "pre-Socratics", so named because they appeared before Socrates brought dramatic change to philosophy. This is not to say that there were not other...


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...


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...


Biographies

Thomas Hobbes (5 Apr 1588 - 4 Dec 1679) was an English political philosopher, most famous for his book Leviathan (1651), and his view of a "state of nature" to avoid, a life "brutish, nasty and short". His view of the necessity of a powerful central Government, where some may be stronger or more intelligent than others, but none are beyond fear of another doing harm to them. ...


Logic

In logic and mathematics, a tacit extension is in formal respects the simplest or the logically least committal of the several possible set operations that are inverse to the set-theoretic operation of projection. See also- Cartesian product Inverse relation Projection (set theory) ...


History of Philosophy

African Philosophy is a disputed term used in different ways by different philosophers. Although African philosophers spend their time doing work in many different areas, such as Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, and Political Philosophy, a great deal of the literature is...


Information Theory

This article provides an informal introduction to several core ideas. For a more complete account see information theory. Semiotic information theory considers the information content of signs and expressions as it is conceived within the semiotic or sign-relational framework developed by Charles Sanders Peirce. Once over...


Biographies

John Bordley Rawls (21 Feb 1921 - 24 Nov 2002), a Harvard University professor, was a leading American figure in Moral Philosophy. Rawls' A Theory of Justice (1971) is considered a primary text in political and ethical reasoning, and he earned a Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy, and a National Humanities Medal presented by U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1999, recognizing...


Logic

In logic and mathematics, the composition of relations is the generalization of the composition of functions. Preliminaries- The first order of business is to define the operation on relations that is variously known as the composition of relations, relational composition, or relative...


GetWiki

Welcome to GetWiki, a Wiki for the Humanities and Sciences, and "meta" topics, from Metaphysics to Metadata, running the easy-to-use GetWiki software. The website, first known as "GetMeta", was launched in April, 2004 as a testing platform for Wikinfo, which at that...


GetWiki

Live GetWiki blacklist inspired byweblink weblink + GetWiki spam/pr0n - Lines starting with a blank space, " ", are comments, like these - Lines with banned content fragments, and hosts with "" characters before "."'s - These entries will not be indexed by search engines - SAVE PAGE and SHOW PREVIEW are blocked if any entry is in a...


Technology

A regular expression (abbreviated as regexp or regex) is a string that describes a whole set of strings, according to certain syntax rules. These expressions are used by many text editors and utilities (especially in the Unix...


Technology

Metadata (: meta-+ : data "information"), literally "data about data", is information that describes another set of data. A common example is a card, which contains data about the contents and location of a book: It is data about the data in the book referred to by the card. Other common...


Culture

Meatball, or "MeatballWiki", is a wiki dedicated to online communities, culture and hypermedia. Its original goal was to focus on collaborative hypermedia but topics have ranged from Intellectual Property to Cyberpunk to the confusion of URIs. Meatball also hosts various project journals, and in particular, has influenced much of...


GetWiki

meta is: about, regarding, even other. metadata is disussion about data, metaphysics discussion about physics, metatheory discussion about theory. this , meta, is a prefix which can be used in a thousand ways on a thousand subjects. it is metamorphosis, metamemory, metacognition, metaethics, metalogic, metamathematics,...


Technology

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a markup language designed for creating web pages, that is, information presented on the World Wide Web. Defined as a simple "application" of SGML, which is used by organizations with complex publishing requirements, HTML was an Internet standard maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The...


GetWiki

Pseudopedia: Many of us can accept that there is false information, non-verified, inauthentic, highly questionable, false information all over Wikipedia. A wiki with so many hundreds of thousands of pages is bound to get some things wrong. The problem is, that because Wikipedia has become the "AOL" of the library and reference...


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...


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...


Culture

PseudoPhilosophy is any idea or system that masquerades itself as Philosophy while significantly failing to meet some suitable intellectual standards. The term is frequently pejorative, and most applications of it are quite contentious. The term bears the same relationship to Philosophy that PseudoScience bears to Science, or Anti-Matter to Matter. The term is often...


GetWiki

Background - GetWiki allows TeX markup for mathematics and logic formulas. Instead of assuming complicated dependencies and server resources on all GetWiki-based wikis just to generate PNG images, GetWiki translates TeX into simple XHTML markup1, with LaTeX parsing and image rendering available as a deprecated option2. In the future, as browsers become even more XML...


GetWiki

Web of WikiWebs - GetWiki uses custom external links to remote sites you can use, as well as links in the form of (Community:GetWiki), instead of pasting the entire url into your text. These links, some stored in the database and sometimes called "interwiki" links, are a wonderful invention. However, on local Wikis, like GetWiki, the link above could even link to the...


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...


Books

Dynamism (see Dynamism for encyclopedic information) is a series of treatises in Philosophy by M.R.M. Parrott, addressing subjects from Science, to Religion, and everything in between, such as a Theory of Life, Subjectivity, Ethics, and more. Volume I: Force (Web)Quantum Physics and...


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