Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 23:08:43 +1000 (EST)
From: David Chalmers <>
Reply-To: David Chalmers <>
Subject: MindPapers: A Bibliography of the Philosophy of Mind and the Science of Consciousness

We (David Chalmers and David Bourget) are pleased to announce the launch of MindPapers, a new website with a bibliography covering around 18,000 published papers and online papers in the philosophy of mind and the science of consciousness. This site grew out of a combination of David Chalmers' old bibliography in philosophy of mind and his page of online papers on consciousness, but it is much larger and has many new capacities, programmed by David Bourget. The site address is:

The top-level structure is as follows. There is an all-new section on the philosophy of perception (with 50 subtopics and subsubtopics), and many new subtopics and subsubtopics throughout.

* Part 1: Philosophy of Consciousness [2773 entries]
* Part 2: Intentionality [2365 entries]
* Part 3: Perception [1816 entries]
* Part 4: Metaphysics of Mind [2153 entries]
* Part 5: Miscellaneous Philosophy of Mind [2338 entries]
* Part 6: Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence [1187 entries]
* Part 7: Philosophy of Cognitive Science [1526 entries]
* Part 8: Science of Consciousness [3920 entries]

Capacities include (i) links and citation information throughout, (ii) flexible navigation, display, and search options, (iii) the ability to submit and edit entries, (iv) the capacity for automated off-campus proxy access to commercial sites, and (v) a wealth of statistical information.

There is also a separate front end for "Online Papers on
Consciousness". Where MindPapers now combines both offline published papers and online papers from free and commercial sites, Online Papers on Consciousness is devoted to free online papers (currently around 4700). It is based on the same database as MindPapers, but is organized in a way to emphasize issues concerning consciousness and cognitive science rather than the philosophy of mind. The address is

We encourage everyone to try these sites and to submit relevant material that we are missing (try searching on your own name). There are tools on the site for submitting entries and corrections, as well as for notifying us about bugs and suggestions.

--David Chalmers and David Bourget;
Australian National University.


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