Project Leads Discussion


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    Project Leads:

    Purpose:
    This thread is for project management discussions between the lead and section editors of Introduction to Philosophy.

    If you would like to join or discuss the project, please visit & comment on the project summary or relevant section thread.


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    Hi @clhendricksbc, @geoslack and @cliftows! I thought we’d get started using this thread as a means of communication (rather than email) with some follow up after our meeting:

    1. I’ve made a few changes to the section threads we have set up, including adding a Google doc version of the section outlines and a more detailed TOC spreadsheet that we can use for chapter assignments. These can be updated once the outlines are settled. Any feedback on the new structure is very welcome – everything is editable.

    2. George & Scott, could I grab a couple of sentences as a section summary when you get a chance? This will go on the section thread header for when people land on the page.

    3. I’ve indicated May 8th for closing comments on the outlines & given anyone comment access to the docs (I’ll give you all edit access separately). We can promo this a bit and hopefully get some more feedback before finalising things.

    4. I’ve (kind of) figured out the pagination/scrolling issue - it looks like the global setting is overriden at the user level, so you can change it in your user settings if pagination is your preference (I’ve switched and it’s much better!)

    5. I’ll send you all access to a sample author guide that can be a starting point for an author guide for this project later this afternoon. This will likely require the most discussion at this point, so once you’ve had a look over it we can reconvene.

    6. I’ve put some possible times & dates in a Doodle poll to figure out our next call, but Scott, I think you said you’re not sure of your summer schedule yet, so say the word if you want to wait on that first.

    Thanks all!



  • Thanks, Zoe! I’ll fill out the doodle poll and also change my settings to pagination. I wonder what the default is for most people and whether they have to change the settings individually, which they may not know to do?

    I’ll also promote them in the main book discussion thread…


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    @clhendricksbc Yea, the default/user override looks a little confusing but I need to dig into the documentation a bit further to figure it out for sure. Very odd.

    And yes, the Google docs are at the top of the section threads. It would be great if you could drop them into the main thread as well, and perhaps beyond? Same to @geoslack and @cliftows – if you have people in your networks who might be interested in commenting, please put the word out!



  • Hi everyone,

    Should we “finalize” the ToC’s at this point? I mean, enough to start looking for authors?

    And maybe we need to update the doodle poll for the next meeting since it’s been awhile?



  • Here’s a link to a draft author guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TlCo5mAoqkDGQEEPcaRX29pW2S-Z5okhi934_Iv3_qs/edit#heading=h.d6gcahfo43xx

    Please read/edit/comment! @geoslack @cliftows
    – also, George and Scott, are you subscribed to this thread here? I guess it’s called ‘watching’…



  • George posted an idea for terminology for parts of the book that I think makes sense. Here’s what he said over in the “ethics” thread. It makes sense to me. Okay with others?

    "Also for the sake of clarity we should also decide on terminology regrading parts, sections, chapters and so on since we seem to be using them in different ways.

    I’ve been using the terms from the world of LaTeX which are as follows:

    Book (e.g., This Intro Book)
        Part (e.g., Ethics)
            Chapter (e.g., Is it all relative?)
                Section (e.g., Subjectivism)
                    Subsection (e.g., Arguments for Subjectivism)

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