Certain Doubts

Certain Doubts

Certain Doubts, a blog devoted to matters epistemic, began on June 9, 2004. The blog was originally sponsored by the University of Missouri when its administrator Jonathan L. Kvanvig was professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy department there. It has since moved to Baylor University, being housed there since the fall of 2006.

The list of contributors is a who’s who of contemporary epistemology, and any epistemologists who are not on the list should feel free to contact the site administrator if they wish to be a contributor.

Keith Korcz: The Epistemology Research Guide

Keith Korcz: The Epistemology Research Guide

Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge

Digital Wittgenstein projects

Wittgenstein Source (includes the “Nachlass”)
Wittgenstein Source provides free access to Wittgenstein primary sources. This includes facsimiles and text editions of Wittgenstein’s philosophical manuscripts (his “Nachlass”).

Agora
In AGORA’s semantic linking experiment carried out by CNR-ILIESI and UIB-WAB a subset of the content (scholarly articles, monographs) will be linked to related data sets (editions of texts, manuscripts) most of which are already available in the Philosource Federation.

WiTTFind
This project is a cooperation between the Centrum für Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung (CIS) at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität München  and the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB). The task of the project is to develop a FinderApp containing several computational tools which make Wittgenstein’s Nachlass better researchable.

Wittgenstein Ontology
A first version of WAB’s Wittgenstein ontology, exemplifying some of its basic concepts and functions (e.g. interlinking of primary source class instances on the one hand and philosophical subject class instances on the other), was produced by WAB in cooperation with Christian Morbidoni (Philospace/SwickyNotes) and the consortium of the EU funded DISCOVERY project in the period 2006-09.

HyperWittgenstein
With this interactive site, users can filter and present WAB’s transcriptions of 5000 pages of the Wittgenstein Nachlass according to more specific research needs, and thus prepare Nachlass editions which may be more suited for their research than the editorial outputs pre-produced by WAB (such as the editions available from HyperWittgenstein, Wittgenstein Source or the Bergen Electronic Edition).

WAB 5000
WAB 5000 is a corpus of 5000 manually transcribed pages composed of various manuscripts and typescripts from Wittgensteins Nachlass in XML (TEI-P5) and HTML output (different versions) formats, XSLT stylesheets, Web interface.

PhiloSURFical
PhiloSURFical is a prototype application built to experiment some functionalities which are enabled by the growing Semantic Web: data are distributed, but can be coherently recollected by means of their semantic description. It’s like if the whole Web could be treated as a giant database: we can query it in interesting ways, so to dynamically reorganize it depending on the context we are looking from.