InPhO: Indiana Philosophy Ontology project

09 Nov

The Indiana Philosophy Ontology project (InPhO) is pleased to announce the release of the beta version of its Taxonomy Browser at This web-based service provides a simple navigation scheme for investigating related philosophical concepts, and provides an easy single-click interface for conducting focused searches on philosophical topics at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Noesis, Google Scholar, and the entire web via Google. We welcome comments and feedback on improving this interface at

The InPhO project also requests YOUR help. By answering some simple questions about the ideas in the InPhO taxonomy and about key philosophical thinkers, you can help us verify and refine the software that is used to build the InPhO. This will assist our ongoing development of new tools for representing philosophy, including a “thinker” browser and visualization tools for exploring the networks formed by ideas and thinkers.

Request an account through the “myinpho” link at either the taxonomy browser page or on the top level page at You’ll be helping to create the most powerful and useful database of information about philosophy and philosophers anywhere.

Please forward this message to lists frequented by philosophy students and faculty, link us to your philosophy blogs and websites, and download and post the flyer that can be found at

The Indiana Philosophy Ontology Project has been built with the support of Indiana University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.* We are committed to providing open access to its data and web interfaces. We welcome ideas for collaborative projects.

Colin Allen
Director, Indiana Philosophy Ontology project
Professor, Department of History & Philosophy of Science
Professor, Cognitive Science Program
Indiana University-Bloomington


Posted by on November 9, 2008 in philosophy, Programlama


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