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Old 08-17-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I just stumbled (well not exactly, I was looking for information on pre-socratic philosophers and found a link on Wikipedia) on this site, which seems a very rich and serious ressource on philosophy.

It's free to read online, and for $10 a year you can download individual entries in pdf format, which might be useful for some very large entries. I'll have to download the sample pdf and see if I can read it on my Cybook.

Anyway, thought this could be useful to others...
http://plato.stanford.edu/

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Old 08-26-2009, 12:21 AM   #2
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Hey, thank you, I'd forgotten that site existed, I'll have to check out the PDF downloads too!
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:15 AM   #3
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As an author of an article on there, I thank you for your interest!

I have free access to the PDF versions, but personally, I don't think the PDFs look much different than the HTML versions, except for certain articles.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:02 AM   #4
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Frabjous, I don't except the PDFs to look different, but they would be more portable. Reading a long text on a computer is not very comfortable, especially in the subway, and I don't have an internet-enabled portable device.

I tried the sample PDF on my Cybook and it didn't come out very well, but then the Cybook is really horrible with PDFs. I tried converting it with Calibre and got a readable result, but it would probably be simpler to just download the html source.

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Frabjous, I don't except the PDFs to look different, but they would be more portable. Reading a long text on a computer is not very comfortable, especially in the subway, and I don't have an internet-enabled portable device.

I tried the sample PDF on my Cybook and it didn't come out very well, but then the Cybook is really horrible with PDFs. I tried converting it with Calibre and got a readable result, but it would probably be simpler to just download the html source.
This encyclopedia is a nice resource, but I'd suggest a different way to put articles on a reading device: copy/paste the text of the article you want to MS Word, save as ("filtered") HTML, and put it right on the Cybook. I don't have a Cybook, but I understand it supports HTML. If you need a format like PRC or EPUB, run the HTML file through calibre. Wouldn't this work?
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Yes, that would also work. But to be honest I was mostly thinking about paying the fee just to show my support
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