The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has launched a new interface. I’m not sure what I think of it. I suppose this is better for searching but it seems less inspiring. As a member of the editorial board, knowing how much work goes into this, I applaud the editors and thoroughly endorse the encyclopedia. But maybe we could have something beyond the grey scale and the boxes?
Addendum: Then again I am color blind (really, impaired) so there might be color I’m just not seeing.
Addendum two: Now I’m beginning to see its simplicity and beauty. So, bravo to the SEP designers for being far better at this than I would be.
By Noelle McAfee
I am professor of philosophy at Emory University and editor of the Kettering Review. My latest book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, explores what is behind the upsurge of virulent nationalism and intransigent politics across the world today. My other writings include Democracy and the Political Unconscious; Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship; Julia Kristeva; and numerous articles and book chapters. Edited volumes include Standing with the Public: the Humanities and Democratic Practice and a special issue of the philosophy journal Hypatia on feminist engagements in democratic theory. I am also the author of the entry on feminist political philosophy in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and well into my next book project on democratic public life.
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