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Streaming Music, Art Discussions, and Museum Tours While Isolated at Home (Oh, and Reading Jane Austen Online).

Inquiring readers: My funny bone has yet to tickle me during this pandemic. I am still writing my Emma. film review. My tongue-in-cheek inspiration is coming back in dribs and drabs, but it hasn’t quite jelled. Meanwhile, I’ve been meeting...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Apr 2020

Spinoza and ‘no platforming’ – from The Conversation

Spinoza and ‘no platforming’: Enlightenment thinker would have seen it as motivated by ambition rather than fear Baruch Spinoza, one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy. Unknown artist via Wikimedia Commons Beth Lord, University...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 11 Mar 2020

Alexandre Matheron

Alexandre Matheron died on January 7, 2020. His two great books, Individu et communauté chez Spinoza (Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1969) and Le Christ et le salut des ignorants chez Spinoza (Paris: Éditions Aubier-Montaigne, 1971),...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 10 Jan 2020

Re: hck: Alternative channel for OT items: G+

Update: My user account on G+ will be deleted 2019-04-02   -   like most of the accounts there.
From: Web4Ren Forum (W4RF) on 11 Mar 2019

Survival Prepper Forum

I am constantly looking for a decent Australian survival forum, so far no luck. The Australian survival forums I have found so far are no better than the American ones. America is different from Australia in many ways, so the discussions on those forums...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Dec 2017

Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?

Another interesting Spinozistic take on Brexit and Trump, by Harry Bregazzi The MSc Society and Space programme has a strong emphasis on philosophy, which students apply to their analyses and understandings of society and the world. One philosopher who...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 21 Dec 2016

Rosi Braidotti on Spinozistic affirmation post-Trump

Take a look at Rosi Braidotti’s article, “Don’t Agonize, Organize!” – using Spinoza to respond to political crisis.
From: Spinoza Research Network on 17 Nov 2016

Rum and Cheddar at Eighth Day Books

Tonight at Eighth Day Books, our Greater Wichita local society of the American Chesterton society will meet to begin our discussion of G.K. Chesterton's The Flying Inn.William Kirkpatrick wrote about the book for Crisis Magazine a couple of years ago...

Equal by Design is freely available online #EqualbyDesign

Please take a look at our film about Spinoza, equality, and the UK housing crisis! Join or view the discussion on Twitter #EqualbyDesign or tweet us @EqualitiesofWB Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture Project film Equal by Design...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 30 Jun 2016

Why Spinoza Still Matters

An engaging piece in Aeon by Steven Nadler: “Why Spinoza still matters“.
From: Spinoza Research Network on 3 May 2016

Beth Lord on Spinoza and moral equality @forumphilosophy

Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture Beth Lord published a short, accessible blog post, “Are we morally equal by nature?” on The Forum’s philosophy blog. Read the post here. View original post
From: Spinoza Research Network on 15 Feb 2016

Puzzling about Spinoza on expression (part 2)

From the Mod Squad blog. The Mod Squad My previous post asked some questions about Spinoza’s notion of expression. I’m particularly interested in – puzzled by, really – the expression done by attributes and modes. In that...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 18 Jan 2016

Puzzling about Spinoza on expression (part 1)

From The Mod Squad Blog. The Mod Squad Writing about Leibniz on expression got me thinking about other early modern talk about expression, and in particular about Spinoza, who talks several times in his Ethics about things expressing...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 11 Jan 2016

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.