I’ve been meaning for a while to write something encouraging philosophers to write entries for Wikipedia. I was hoping to have part of this encouragement be a link to a page I’d added or substantially improved, but sadly that hasn’t happened, so this is an all talk no action post. But sometimes it is good for people to do as I say, not as I do, and this is one of those times!
I’d particularly like to encourage philosophers who have written encyclopedic articles, and have copyright over what they wrote, to consider uploading a version to Wikipedia. It is a great way to spread philosophical knowledge to the wider world.
The best encyclopedia article I wrote was the Stanford piece on intrinsic properties, and it would probably be a good idea to do something similar for the Wikipedia page, which right now consists mostly of the introduction to my Stanford piece. Maybe when I get a little more spare time…
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