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A Note About Free Access to Individual Articles

I think it’s a great idea for authors to share “free access” — often limited to a certain number of downloads — with blog readers. As a glance at the map in the righthand sidebar reveals, people access this blog from all over the world, and many of them do not have institutional access to the journals in which we publish.

To keep things manageable, though, I suggest the following process. If the article for which you would like to provide free access is published in one of the journals whose Table of Contents I regularly post (see here), then please add a comment to the relevant ToC post, giving the information about downloading a free copy. If I have missed posting the ToC in question, then please remind me!

If your article is not in one of those journals, then when you tell me about the article (for the weekly digest), please also tell me about the free access information; or else, add it in a comment to the relevant weekly digest.

Change/Clarification to Posts About Recent Publications

One of our goals for Warp, Weft, and Way is that it be a source of information about what is published related to Chinese and/or comparative philosophy. To that end, I regularly post the Tables of Contents of the journals in this area:

  • Dao
  • PEW
  • JCP
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • Journal of World Philosophy
  • Contemporary Chinese Thought
  • Frontiers of Philosophy in China
  • Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture
  • Comparative and Continental Philosophy
  • Journal of East-West Thought

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Some Plugin Issues

(UPDATE: Emailed post notifications seem to work just fine, as does the automatic feed to the Facebook page. It may be the Discussion topics plugin that is at issue. Check here later for further updates.)

Hello everyone,

Just so you are in the loop, our site is having an issue with some plugins so you won’t see some things, in particular, the discussion topics and the Facebook feed. Emailed post notifications might not work for the time being either. We will work on the issues and resolve as soon as possible. Other functions should be okay. Thank you for your patience and, as always, thank you for your interest in this site!

Manyul & Steve

Comments Policy – slightly revised

To all our valued readers and participants,

Stephen Angle and I would like to thank you, first of all, for your interest and contributions in making this site a successful clearinghouse for discussions as well as announcements about Chinese and Comparative philosophy. We would like to revisit and point out a slight revision to our comments policy, which is now:

As a policy and a courtesy to other participants, comment or discussion authors must identify themselves with their first and last names. Exceptions will be made by request only to one of the administrators. If the blog administrators are unable to contact and verify identity, entries will be removed.

Exceptions will be allowed, but as exceptions of course and not as a general rule for any particular participant. We think it is reasonable, for some types of discussion, that a participant who has something to risk in revealing his or her identity be allowed to comment anonymously. We only ask two things when this is the case: first, that such individuals contact us by email with a request and, second, that such individuals identify themselves with some form of description that wears the anonymity on its sleeve — e.g. “Anonymous Jobseeker” or something like that.

The policy is necessary in order to provide accountability in the normal instance for what our contributors write to or about each other. We hope that you understand and share the value of such accountability in what is, ideally, an open forum for exchange of ideas. Thank you.

New Email Subscription Option

For those of you who may have been unceremoniously dropped from your email subscriptions (to new post notifications) when our site underwent a “routine” update a couple of months ago, we have added a different — and more convenient, by Postmatic’s own advertising — subscription service from  on the far right menu.

One of the new features that I haven’t tested yet is the ability to comment directly from the email in which the post is sent. I guess we will find out soon enough.

Sign up if you like emailed updates!

Important Facebook Detail

IMPORTANT: If you rely on Facebook to notify you of posts on Warp Weft and Way and you have “liked” it already, because of the updated format of the page, you will need to go to the page and select “Get Notifications” where it indicates that you already have “Liked” the Facebook page (look on the big picture of the ox). Remarkably, for Facebook, liking the page does not automatically sign you up for receiving notifications from the page.

Facebook Page Update

Just a quick update about the Facebook page that is associated with the blog. The page has been converted (finally) to a public page rather than being a “personal” profile page. That increases its functionality for being linked automatically to the blog’s posts. Discussions can also be started on the Facebook page by anyone who wishes to post there. Posts are moderated — they have to be approved by an administrator before appearing.

Note: some of you who were following the Facebook page were dropped off the list in the transition. Please “like” the page again to resume following. Cheers.

Naming, Identity, and Open Discussion

Actually, this post is less interesting philosophically than it sounds, though it concerns something that is important to Steve Angle and me in our roles serving as administrators of this blog. This post will remain on top for a bit, then its contents will be moved to the introductory side menu. PLEASE READ:

New Comments/Discussion Policy: We will be implementing, going forward, a policy that comment or discussion authors identify themselves by their actual full names (“last”/family name and given name), at least once in a post or discussion string, if their logged-in names do not already indicate them. It would also be good to have some small self-identifying epithet after a name — either an institutional affiliation, something like “no affiliation, (city name),” or anything else that helps to contextualize one’s identity. Any official contributors to the blog who are listed in the Contributors list can simply put “(see Contributors list)” after their names.

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