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Ancient Philosophy Paper Drafts Exchange

It is hard for many of us to get helpful feedback on works in progress. This is an area where I think the ancient philosophy community can make more effective use of technology. Philpeople, the new social initiative for philosophers from the non-profit Philpapers Foundation, has a sessions feature, which allows you to post drafts and get comments from those who are invited to participate. I think this is a promising tool for getting and sharing feedback. I am organizing an ancient philosophy paper drafts exchange based on it. If you are interested, please fill out the following form, which asks for some basic information about the draft you are interested in sharing. I intend to keep the form open for a couple of weeks and will then divide people into groups based on topic and area, contacting participants via email. The grouping will be done on a reciprocal basis: if you commit to commenting on 2 papers, you will get 2 people assigned to comment on your papers. I will help everyone set up sessions on philpeople or find other appropriate means of sharing. You will then have 60 days to read and comment on others’ drafts (as they will with yours). Please let me know if you have any issues with the form or any suggestions concerning this initiative.

 

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