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Culture

Wikinfo was inspired by Fred Bauder in 2003, based on Wikipedia, but differed in that articles were to be written from a "Sympathetic Point of View" (SPOV). From January, 2004 to March, 2007, it ran and helped fuel development of the GetWiki collaboration software. Once again using Wikipedian software to power the site, the XML-based importing of Wikipedia content has...


Philosophical Studies

Philosophy of History is an area of Philosophy concerning the eventual significance, if any, of "human history". Furthermore, it is speculative on Teleological Ends to historical development. It is to ask if there is a Design, Purpose, Directive Principle, or Finality in the processes of...


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...


GetWiki

this is an archive, or bottle, of prior water cooler talk... wiki-forums- Here's a topic: Do you think wiki's are good for use to start a discussion forum, or not? The question came up recently on an ibiblio listserv, and I thought a wiki-app could be better than Slashcode or Scoop, etc, at least for academic purposes or document...


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,...


Biographies

Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a major Greek thinker in Ancient Philosophy, a student of Plato (who was student of Socrates) and a teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle was the first to treat many of the subjects we know separately, from Metaphysics, Logic and Physics to Ethics, Poetics, Politics and...


Science

Systems Theory (or Theorie) or General Systems Theory or Systemics is an interdisciplinary field which studies systems as a whole. Systems Theory was founded by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, William Ross Ashby and others between the 1940s and the 1970s on principles from Physics, Biology and Engineering and later grew with connections into...


Technology

Wiki (pronounced "weekee" or "wikee"), originally WikiWiki, is generally used to identify a specific type of Hypertext document collection, such as GetWiki, but may also refer to the collaborative software used to create it, such as GetWiki:2.0. Cautionary Tales - More critically, online pseudo-encyclopedias, like Wikipedia, MeatballWiki or Wikinfo, are...


History of Philosophy

The term Indian Philosophy may refer to any of several traditions of philosophical thought, including: Hindu Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy Jain Philosophy


Biographies

Charles Sanders Peirce (10 Sep 1839 - 19 Apr 1914, and pronounced: "Purse") was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and developer of Semiotics, for which he is largely appreciated today. Peirce considered himself a logician first and foremost, and made major contributions to the development of Formal Logic still read in studies of...


Software

GetWiki (GetWiki.net) is interactive PHP/MySQL collaboration software, and the concept of "getting wiki" with interactive websites, originated by M.R.M. Parrott. As the overview explains, GetWiki introduces indexing with Facets and Categories, content-driven Atom...


Logic

In logic, the comprehension of an object is the totality of intensions, that is, attributes, characters, marks, properties, or qualities, that the object possesses, or else the totality of intensions that are pertinent to the context of a given discussion. This is the correct technical term for the whole collection of intensions of an object, but it is common in less...


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...


History of Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy is a diverse body of approaches to life and philosophizing, particularly centered on understanding the process of the Universe and the endless "becoming". In Western culture, the term Eastern Philosophy refers very broadly to the various...


Philosophical Studies

The philosophy of science is the branch of philosophy which deals with the study of science (in the sense of "natural science"). The philosophy of science is closely related to epistemology. It seeks to explain such things as the nature of scientific statements, the way in which they are produced,...


GetWiki

import license notices - As you'll see, I've used the boilerplate added to the bottom of imported pages (using Ontology as an example) as such: notices- some content may have been adapted from the Pseudopedia article, "Ontology" under the GNU Free Documentation License or notices- some content may have been adapted from the...


Culture

The protected articles included below by M.R.M. Parrott first appeared on rimric folio in 2003. Older Than You Know- In the passage of years following that big year for Matrix fans, 2003, and of course, the breakthrough in 1999, I find the "trilogy", "franchise", or just "series", as more and more relevant to today's world, while also striking...


Biographies

Plato (428-27 - 348-47 BC) was a major Greek thinker in Ancient Philosophy, a student of Socrates, founder of the first Academy, and with his student Aristotle and the most important modern philosopher Kant, is still considered one of the singularly important thinkers of all...


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

A Positive Point of View (PPOV) is presenting a subject or concept from a the (dictionary:positive|positive) perspective of a proponent, a favourable, affirmative light - as in to "(dictionary:posit|posit)" - yet, it also equally encourages critical perspectives to be presented. Criticism of a subject or concept can be placed in sections within the ariticle on that subject or concept, or...


Philosophical Studies

Perception is one of our most important mental processes. If we could not perceive anything, then we would know nothing except the contents of our own minds. Because it is our window onto the world, it is important for us to know some basic facts about perception. For example, does our...


Mathematics

In Mathematics, the word null (from German null and Norwegian null, which is from Latin nullus, both meaning "zero", or "none")cite journal |title="null" |journal=The Oxford English Dictionary, Draft Revision March 2004 |url=http://dictionary.oed.com |year=2004 |accessdate-2007-04-05 may or may not have a meaning different from zero. Sometimes the symbol ? is used...


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...


GetWiki

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...


Technology

A browser "feed" icon, used in Firefox, for example, and the Atom website icon, used with valid feeds The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards. The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for Web Feeds, while the Atom Publishing...

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