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GetWiki Endures 20 August, 2014 - Over the past five years, GetWiki.net has enjoyed a period of small improvements to the GetWiki:2.0 software, kindly hosted by ibiblio, and subtle updates to its content, focused primarily on Philosophy. From the perspective of distance, it seems most of us who were involved in early developments of the WikiSphere have gone on...


Culture

THX 1138 - After watching the new DVD release of George Lucas's THX 1138, I cannot get the themes out of my mind. It may sound overstated, but I think the film is one of the very best "future shock", sci-fi, works I have seen. Although there are cynical levels on which to read the film, there is also an affirmative reading - a sense of hope. The tension between dystopia and utopia...


Philosophical Studies

For non-technical usage see Pragmatism (non-technical usage). For themes emphasized by Charles Sanders Peirce see Pragmaticism. Pragmatism, as a school of philosophy, is a collection of many different ways of thinking. Given the diversity among thinkers and the variety among schools of thought that have adopted this term over the years, the term pragmatism has become...


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,...


Software

Introducing GetWiki 1.0 - Despite the wonderful aspects of what the software could do, had many nagging problems, along with many hidden defaults which may not serve other sites beyond Pseudopedia's reach. After a series of bugfixes to Mediawiki 1.1.0, it became apparent the Internet-Encyclopedia software...


Logic

A rhema or a rheme (also "relative term" and "topic comment"), is a logical term that requires reference to any number of other objects, called the correlates of the term, in order to denote a definite object, called the relate (pronounced with the accent on the first syllable) of the relative term in question. A relative term is typically expressed in ordinary language...


History of Philosophy

Hindu Philosophy (one of the main divisions of Indian Philosophy) is traditionally seen through the prism of six different systems that are listed here. The characteristic of this Philosophy is to consider being (consciousness) together with the other issues. Nyaya - The Nyaya school of philosophical speculation is based on a text called the Nyaya Sutra. It was written...


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...


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...


Philosophy

Teleology (telos: end, purpose) is the philosophical study of design, purpose, directive principle, or finality in nature or human creations. Teleology traditionally is contrasted with Naturalism, which views nature as lacking design or purpose. For example, Naturalism would say that a...


GetWiki

welcome, getwiker! - Depending on what you know about Wikis or the history of the GetWiki site, you may be frustrated on how to create new pages, or edit the ones we have here. As of August 2008, the software has been completely replaced (along with all built-in assumptions about wikis) with a whole new platform. There are remaining details to work out on the site,...


GetWiki

The GetWiki "meta forum" pages are here to discuss things in the "Forum" namespace. These pages work just as others do, except they do not have their own talk pages (further changes may be forthcoming). So, create/import articles as normal, using the form "Forum:Page Title" and the "GO" button. You can use threaded discussion, blog-style...


Philosophy

Ontology is the most fundamental branch of Metaphysics, the study of Being and Existence, as well as the basic Categories of things in general. A Being is anything that can be said to 'be' in various senses of the word 'be'. The verb "to be"...


History of Philosophy

Christian Philosophy is a two-millennia tradition of rational thought as applied to the Christian tradition. No survey article can do more than touch on the most major figures and traditions, each of which are covered in articles of their own. Also there has been considerable interaction with Jewish Philosophy and Islamic Philosophy that continues into the modern era, e.g. Modern...


Topic Papers

All Rights Reserved © 1998-99 M.R.M. ParrottThe chapter linked below first appeared as a series of internet discussion posts on Usenet, in 1998-99, and is the final chapter of "Synthetic A Priori", linked here courtesy of M.R.M. Parrott. ([http://mrmparrott.com/philosophy-science/...


Culture

is wikinfo dead?- Wow, Fred has made some radical changes very quickly over there! Besides his unethical, unwarranted freak out on me (Proteus, the one person who kept Wikinfo running smoothly for 3 years), he totally botched a questionable regrade back to MediaWiki (thus solidifying his ties to Jimbo's Borg, and killing the importing which made Wikinfo what it was). By making all the...


Biographies

George Berkeley (12 Mar 1685 - 14 Jan 1753, and pronounced: "Barkly") was an Anglo-Irish philosopher who advanced a theory of "Immaterialism" and was known as the good "Bishop Berkeley". Seen as a poweful "subjective idealism", Berkeley argued we can directly know only our own Sensation and Idea of an Object. The notion of "matter", for example, is an idea dependent upon being...


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...


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...


Licensing

GetWiki and the Creative Commons By requirement, GetWiki content which is imported from supplemental Wikis is licensed under the GNU FDL, and additionally by election, all GetWiki content (imported or not), is licensed under the Creative Commons License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 unless otherwise noted. See...


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...


GetWiki

Help! - GetWiki is a Bloki application, a general discussion forum, and a "metawiki" for philosophical and technical issues. Some contributors will have experiences from other blogs, forums and wikis, and some will not. Here are a few helpful links, and a few questions are answered below. Editing FAQ - do I have to use wiki coding? - No. GetWiki uses, but is not limited by,...


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...


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...


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...

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