[open-humanities] Help needed finding electronic editions of public domain philosophy texts

Jonathan Gray j.gray at cantab.net
Sat Feb 4 10:52:13 GMT 2012


Brilliant - many thanks for the suggestions David!

I'll reply in more detail to your specific suggestions to the
open-philosophy list, so as not to send too much philosophy discussion
to the general open-humanities list! :-)

Anyone interested in discussing different philosophers, philosophical
works, translations, and editions, is warmly invited to join us:

http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-philosophy

Jonathan

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM, David Clark <david.dave.clark at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here are a few ideas. I've only ever read translations of the following.
> Since I can't read the original languages, I'm sure somebody else can better
> hunt down original language editions of these texts. (While I'm on the
> topic, I'd like to throw in a vote for including public domain translations
> when possible.) Most of these ideas are brushing the surface of significant
> traditions -- many more authors could be added to each of those (especially
> Christian and Chinese philosophy).
>
> Diogenes Laertius' Lives of Philosophers
> Some pre-Socratics: Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Heraclitus
> Stoics: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca
> Epicureans: Epicurus and Lucretius
> A few significant Christian philosophers: Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa,
> William of Ockham, Martin Luther
> Ancient Chinese philosophers: Confucius, Mencius, Mozi, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Xun
> Zi
> Sigmund Freud
>
> David
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> If you have limited time and it would be easier to send me ideas, then do
>> that.
>>
>> If you've got time, then just add direct to the spreadsheet. Look forward
>> to seeing your preferred thinkers in there!
>>
>> S
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM, David Clark <david.dave.clark at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Would you like us to add directly to the Google Doc? Or to send ideas to
>>> you (or someone else), who will the add to the spreadsheet what you consider
>>> most appropriate to the project?
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Dear all,
>>>>
>>>> I'm currently putting together a list of digital plain text editions of
>>>> well-know philosophical texts that will be the initial material to be
>>>> featured on Open Philosophy [1], the first instance of TEXTUS [2] a platform
>>>> that will enable users to work with, share and collaboratively annotate
>>>> collections of public domain texts.
>>>>
>>>> It would be a great help if I could have other people's input on this.
>>>> Currently we're working on a Google spreadsheet that can be found here [3].
>>>>
>>>> If you have a moment and you're interested in helping, we need people
>>>> to:
>>>>
>>>> (a) Add new (public domain) philosophy texts they think should be
>>>> featured there with links to digital editions (eg from Wikisource or Project
>>>> Gutenberg);
>>>> (b) Unpack the URLs for the Wikisource entries for the authors into the
>>>> texts themselves.
>>>>
>>>> At the moment, we're focussing on texts in their original language and
>>>> trying to get plain text versions from Project Gutenberg or Wikisource
>>>> rather than page scans found on the Internet Archive.
>>>>
>>>> If any of this is unclear to anyone who wants to get involved just give
>>>> me a shout and we can chat on Skype or clarify things via email.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Sam
>>>>
>>>> [1] http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/
>>>> [2] TEXTUS project webpage: http://textusproject.org TEXTUS project
>>>> Wiki: http://wiki.okfn.org/Projects/Textus
>>>>
>>>> [3] https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams8fpz2_77XdHNMeVB4SGsxMi1nQUFneHFKX2l4T2c&pli=1#gid=0
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Sam Leon
>>>> Community Coordinator
>>>> Open Knowledge Foundation
>>>> http://okfn.org/
>>>> Skype: samedleon
>>>>
>>>>
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>>
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