Online papers in philosophy feed
Long ago, I wrote a little script to automatize Brian Weatherson's (at the time) Online Papers in Philosophy blog. The script crawls the home pages of various philosophers and extracts author, title and abstract from every paper posted there. It then visits the pages again every other day or so to check for updates. This way, I'm currently tracking about 15000 papers from about 2000 pages.
Since the real OPP blog, maintained by Jonathan Ichikawa for the last few years, has caught a virus and is therefore not doing well right now, I've decided to dust off my script and make it available to the public. Then along came David Chalmers, who talked me into not making it public after all, but rather merging it into something even bigger that will hopefully go live very soonish. In the meantime, here is at least an RSS feed of my script, with daily updates of new papers it finds: OPP RSS.
Wow! Thank you very much. I think that this is one of my favourite feeds this far (and of course the best). For some reason I haven't been a big friend of feeds but this seems to change everything. ;)
It's just so great to open your browser and notice how many new papers there are. Heh.. the only thing I really need is an effective cognitive filter.