Major Update

Those working on papers in philosophy have good reason to thank David Bourget, David Chalmers, and many others for their toil on

The PhilPapers category system now contains comprehensive bibliographies for a large number of areas of philosophy.  We now have 450 subject editors editing 1357 bibliographies (a comprehensive list is here).  Over the last year or so we have introduced a number of features to make the bibliography system more effective.

First, bibliographies are now supplemented with a summary of the key themes and issues involved, a list of key works, and a list of introductory works, compiled by the editor for that category.  For now, about 600 categories (listed here) have these summaries. Eventually, all categories will have them.

Second, we have introduced topical subcategories for categories on historical figures, linked to the PhilPapers subject categories wherever possible.  For example "Kant: Perception" is a subcategory of Kant and is also listed under Perception.  A number of historical figures now have a detailed subcategory system: notably Aristotle, Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Brentano, Husserl, Nietzsche, Husserl, Carnap, and Derrida. Systems for many more figures are on their way.  We have built up a similar sort of substructure for some non-historical categories, including Feminist Philosophy and Experimental Philosophy. Thanks to the editors of all these categories for the terrific work they've done here. 

David Bourget (UWO)
David Chalmers (NYU,ANU)

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