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Aeon Papers

(Work In Progress: output at 12/07/2024 08:47:55)

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Introduction Papers Read: 858 Papers Unread: 2,799 Pri 1: 10 Pri 2: 673 Pri 3: 829 Pri 4: 427 Pri 5: 265 Pri 6: 231 Pri 7: 136 Pri 8: 102 Pri 9: 65 Pri 10: 61

  1. The Aeon eZine, described in Aeon: About:-
    1. Covers a large number of philosophical topics that I’m particularly interested in from a semi-professional point of view.
    2. It also covers others that are of more general interest, for which I’ve read papers as they crop up but don’t really have much time to comment on.
    3. Finally, there are others – and particularly videos – which are not as relevant, and which I often ignore.
  2. In May 2020, Aeon launched a new platform Psyche, described in Psyche: About. I’ve just treated the Psyche videos and papers as for Aeon.
  3. This Note contains links to Aeon & Psyche papers and videos I've found interesting – or hope to find interesting – from 2019 onwards, together with a few others that I’d not had time to categorise in this Note1 that covers papers published during 2017-2018. It represents an attempt to gain benefit from Aeon without incurring the overheads previously exemplified in the Note just cited. I intend to combine the two Notes into one in due course.
  4. The items accessed now appear in two lists: those I’ve read, and those I’ve not. The latter list ought to be itself divided in two – those I intend to read and those I don’t. This is because the items arrive too rapidly to be read, at least while I’m in “catch-up” mode, as will always be the case. However, I’ve decided to simply prioritise the items, with the lower-priority items likely to remain languishing at the bottom.
  5. The priorities are fairly random, and subject to revision. I intend to restrict “priority 1” items to a maximum of 10, though this has a tendency to get out of hand
  6. Those I’ve read appear first, in reverse date of publication. I’ve tried to add a brief footnote for each.
  7. For the list of items I’ve not read, the items most recently published appear – within their respective priorities – at the top of the list when accessed. Some of these items were "reminders" sent out at weekends when new material doesn't appear, so can have much earlier publication dates than their sequence in the list might imply.
  8. The counts of the papers read – and unread by priority – appear in the table above, with hyperlinks to the lists.
  9. Note that where a date appears, this is the date published, not the date read. Any comments or additional information appear as a footnote, followed by clicking the date. Click on the paper title for the link to the full text on the Aeon website.
  10. I intend to add links to the PID Notes, where applicable, to which these works are relevant, and to their authors if they appear in my database. Also, if a paper turns out to be important enough for my research, I’ll incorporate it into my database so the hyperlinks to the topic of interest work better and I can add more information.
  11. The references to “WebRef= nnnn” signify the primary key for a couple of MS Access tables I use to generate this page.
  12. I have to add a note of warning to myself. These papers are – in most cases – especially in the case of those selected – fascinating and informative. But they also lead on to other papers cited that are likewise fascinating and informative, or important if I am to follow in detail or critique the arguments put forward. There is no end to this process, which may end up as a distraction from constructive work.
  13. A note on completeness: Prior to August 2023 I recorded – both in this Note and the earlier one cited above – almost everything of the slightest interest that turned up on Aeon or Psyche. Since then – in an effort to focus on my Thesis – I’ve been much more selective, and usually now only select papers or videos that can be classified as ‘Priority 1’. I may catch up later, but I doubt it. Those wanting a full list of papers or videos on Aeon or Psyche should browse or search the sites themselves.
  14. Some of the papers or videos are republications from other sites of interest. While noting the above comment, I will list them here (in the order they came to my attention):-
    Closer to Truth
    Woit - Not Even Wrong
    Institute of Arts and Ideas
    Philosophy Overdose
    Physics Reimagined
    YouTube: Then & Now
    The Royal Institution
    FT - Five Books
  15. Why is all this worth bothering with?
    1. Firstly, some items are relevant to my research or other projects and provide a more contemporary or less formal / more exploratory approach than I’ll find in academic papers or books.
    2. Secondly, there are items on a very wide range of subjects that might be treated in magazines or broadsheets, but which are dealt with in greater depth here.
  16. So, my intention is to use Aeon for general culture and education, and Newspapers for … news.

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Items Not Yet Read
  1. Priority: 1
  2. Priority: 2