Our Projects

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of the literature in philosophy. It uses state-of-the-art technology to monitor all online sources of research content in the discipline, including journals, books, personal pages, and open access archives. Its index currently includes over half a million books and articles.

The contents of PhilPapers' index are curated and organised by volunteer editors. Over four hundred academics currently curate over four thousand topics on PhilPapers.

PhilPapers has more than 60,000 registered users and many more unregistered users. It attracts over 12,000 visitors per day.

xPapers is the software platform that powers PhilPapers. It comprises a set of Perl libraries and re-usable Mason components. See also David Bourget's CPAN libraries for some independently usable components of xPapers.

PhilEvents is a calendar of academic events and calls for papers in philosophy around the world. PhilEvents enables academics to monitor upcoming events based on combinations of geographic and thematic criteria. PhilEvent was launched in November 2011. Its development has been funded in part by a JISC grant under the Geospatial Programme and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

xEvents is a free hosted service to make sites like PhilEvents (PhilEvents runs on xEvents).

We maintain xEvents in collaboration with the School of Advanced Study, University of London. See also the xEvents development blog. The development of xEvents has been funded by a JISC grant under the Geospatial Programme.
PhilJobs:JFP is a comprehensive, international database of jobs in philosophy that was born out of the merger of PhilJobs (a project of the PhilPapers Foundation) and the American Philosophical Association's Jobs for Philosophers. With our partners at the Institute of Philosophy, we maintain PhilJobs:JFP on behalf of the Foundation and the APA.

In progress:

PhilSurvey, a project currently under development, will provide a comprehensive census of the professional opinions of philosophers on all key questions in the field. In 2009, the PhilPapers team ran a survey of the opinions of philosophers on thirty central questions in philosophy (see Bourget & Chalmers, forthcoming). They also surveyed the predictions of philosophers regarding the outcome of this survey. They found large discrepancies between the results of the survey and participants' predictions, highlighting the need for a better understanding of the state of the art in philosophy. PhilSurvey will address the need for a better understanding of current positions in philosophy. It will help focus research resources on critical questions in the field.


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