The PHILOSOP List
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PHILOSOP is the largest internet e-mail list of professional
in the world, with subscribers from a wide variety of countries and
both big and small. PHILOSOP is run by István S. N. Berkeley of
and is based at the University of
at Lafayette, in Lafayette, Louisiana USA.
Please direct all enquiries to the listowner and moderator, István
Berkeley at firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of PHILOSOP is to provide an easy, informal, and fast,
way for people interested in academic Philosophy to exchange anything
that can be exchanged via the medium of e-mail, and,
that as given, to keep reasonably large the ratio of utility to volume.
By academic Philosophy (or, anyway, its expression in the
we mean, approximately, the kind of professional writing that is done
people studying (beyond the elementary level), or teaching, in
philosophy departments. Texts satisfying that criterion might be of
different kinds: work in progress, comments thereon, advertisements for
conferences, newsletters, journals, or associations, job postings,
of other mailing lists and philosophically relevant WWW pages.
Terms of usage for the PHILOSOP list are currently under development.
comments, or suggestions would be gratefully received. Please send mail
to István Berkeley,
moderator. Until terms of usage are posted, please you common sense and
in case of doubt, ask the list moderators opinion prior to posting.
note however, regulations governing the machines which PHILOSOP runs
specifically prohibit any use of the list for commercial purposes.
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In September 1995 PHILOSOP moved from York University, where it was run
McKenzie to The University of
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was at this time that the server
changed to Majordomo. Also, István S. N. Berkeley took over the
task of moderating the list. In September 1996, the list again moved,
time to its current location at The University of Southwestern
The software and moderator have remained the same after this most
Useful Links for Philosophers
A meta resource of useful links for professional philosophers. This is
currently under construction.
This page was designed by
Keith Korcz and István S. N. Berkeley and is maintained by Keith
Korcz, all of the Philosophy Program at UL
Lafayette. Please direct all comments and questions to email@example.com.
This page last revised: 6 August 2004.
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