[open-humanities] Help needed finding electronic editions of public domain philosophy texts
david.dave.clark at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 16:48:04 UTC 2012
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
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
> If you've got time, then just add direct to the spreadsheet. Look forward
> to seeing your preferred thinkers in there!
> 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?
>> 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<http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/>, the first instance of TEXTUS  a platform that will enable users to
>>> work with, share and collaboratively annotate collections of public domain
>>> 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<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams8fpz2_77XdHNMeVB4SGsxMi1nQUFneHFKX2l4T2c>
>>> 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<http://wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page>or Project
>>> Gutenberg <http://www.gutenberg.org/>);
>>> (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.
>>>  http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/
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