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Did you know nomination[edit]

Rfc on Falsifiability[edit]

Your comments will be appreciated at Talk:Falsifiability#RfC:_Adding_a_challenging,_counterintuitive_but_instructive_and_well_sourced_example_in_the_lead.

FAR for Hilary Putnam[edit]

I have nominated Hilary Putnam for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:17, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quine–Putnam indispensability argument peer review[edit]

I've recently listed the article Quine–Putnam indispensability argument for peer review here. Any comments would be very much appreciated. Thanks. Alduin2000 (talk) 00:22, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alan Chalmers is the father of David Chalmers?[edit]

An editor recently added this information to the Alan Chalmers article. Is it true? I did a quick Google and could not easily find anything. Thriley (talk) 23:40, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Thriley: don't think so. According to the Scientific American, David Chalmers has said "My father is a medical researcher, a pretty successful scientist and administrator in medicine in Australia" which doesn't seem to fit David Chalmers. I've seen some other sites say his father is John Philip Chalmers which would fit that description more but I also can't find a reliable source for that either. Alduin2000 (talk) 11:11, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move Request Society of Jesus to Jesuits[edit]


An editor has requested for Society of Jesus to be moved to Jesuit. Since you had some involvement with Society of Jesus, you might want to participate in the move discussion (if you have not already done so). –Zfish118talk 23:30, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Articles by user:Phlsph7[edit]

Hi, User:Phlsph7 has recently done some extraordinary work in compiling and writing some very dense new articles with an extensive apparatus of sources. But some are a bit inaccessible, a problem severely worsened since he has begun porting them to the German WP with sometimes quite too literal translations (e.g. en:Humeanism and de:Humeanismus) Could you please advise him how to handle those more delicately about that matter? He seems very competent and prolific, and would be greatly helped if he was acknowledged and supported (maybe even beta-read form time to time)- Kind regards Leif Czerny (talk) 06:58, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Leif Czerny and thanks for the positive feedback. I'm always open to suggestions. But I guess the question of which articles from the English Wikipedia are acceptable at the German Wikipedia and how to translate them is probabily better discussed there and not here. Phlsph7 (talk) 09:59, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Both the what and the how of the translation make me uneasy. I'd fell much relived if the untranslated articles were peer-reviewed here before translation. That also applies to Definitions of philosophy, the German Version of which had to be deleted. It is always problematic if someone has to work wholly alone and without feedback. This is me asking for help. Kind regards Leif Czerny (talk) 10:29, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can suggest specific articles for peer review at Wikipedia:Peer review. Keep in mind that this is a time-intensive process. But, as I mentioned before, here is not the right place for discussing your opinion on the quality of translations to the German Wikipedia. Phlsph7 (talk) 11:07, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've just looked through the page Humeanism and, personally, I don't find it to be inaccessible at all. Actually, I think it is very accessible, far more complex articles about Hume's thought could be written. I've made some wording and other trivial changes but that's basically it, I wouldn't know how to significantly simplify things further. On the other hand, this might be because I do already have some prior knowledge of Hume and philosophy more generally, are there any parts you thought were particularly inaccessible Leif Czerny? It's probably best to answer on that page's talk page rather than continue here though as that would be a conversation about improving that specific article. Alduin2000 (talk) 14:49, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I second this - I find neither Humeanism or Definitions of philosophy to be particularly difficult to understand or inaccessible. I'd compare them favorably to the Stanford Encyclopedia in terms of comprehensibility, even. Philosophy is a fairly dense subject even when explained very well, and there are admittedly further challenges associated with translating it well. But there doesn't seem to be any issue with the content on enwiki at all. - car chasm (talk) 17:55, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
your support for phlsph is very reaffirming. Please understand that it is kind of alarming if such articles have only one main author, and he translates them one to one. The overview given seems to be very contemporary, which is impressive, but a disservice when attempting one-to-one translations, as the relevance of as well as the perspective on things differ between continental and Anglo-Saxon academia. Be aware that the philosophy department of de-wp is seriously understaffed - there's no one to account for the differences in the evaluation of current topics, or the different style in article writing at all. But articles that take no note auf Germen-speaking acadmica just miss the purpose for de-Wp. we need someone who gets those problems and can advise. Kind regards Leif Czerny (talk) 07:12, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for taking the time to review these articles to Carchasm and to Alduin2000 for the various improvements. I also appreciate Leif Czerny for helping out with the understaffed German WikiProjekt Philosophie. As for the remaining discussion on whether one-to-one translations are acceptable at the German Wikipedia, let's move it there. Phlsph7 (talk) 10:18, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jews of Color[edit]

Please contribute to this new article draft on Jews of Color.--Coin945 (talk) 20:08, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

True Torah Jews [edit]

Please review and copyedit this article so we can get it out of draft and into the mainspace. Coin945 (talk) 15:12, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Integral Judaism[edit]

Please can you have a look at this stub and help improve it?--Coin945 (talk) 15:13, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Society for the Right to Die and Concern for Dying[edit]

Hello all,

I recently created articles on the US organisations Society for the Right to Die and Concern for Dying, which may of interest to members of this WikiProject.

Any additional eyes on these articles would be greatly appreciated, as I am not an expert in the topic matters at hand - these groups just seemed notable to me. QueenofBithynia (talk) 21:49, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]