7.0236 Rs: Conventions; Humanities MA; InteLex (3/85)

Mon, 18 Oct 1993 09:42:28 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0236. Monday, 18 Oct 1993.

(1) Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1993 09:40:24 -0400 (EDT) (17 lines)
From: Grant Stirling <stirling@bosshog.arts.uwo.ca>
Subject: Freud in Translation

(2) Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1993 17:46:48 -0400 (EDT) (8 lines)
From: Michael Metzger <MLLMIKEM@UBVMS.BITNET>
Subject: MA in Humanities

(3) Date: Thu, 07 Oct 93 17:01:00 PDT (60 lines)
From: <DGH@herald.divinity.yale.edu>
Subject: InteLex Corp.: Past Masters e-text

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Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1993 09:40:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Grant Stirling <stirling@bosshog.arts.uwo.ca>
Subject: Freud in Translation

My original posting has caused some confusion due to the
typographic irregularities contained within it. These irregularities are
due to the difference between the fonts supported by WordPerfect and the
fonts supported by Internet. My original message, written on WP,
contained accented French letters (e-grave) which when posted to Humanist
became the non-sensical "=f8" or some such thing. Sorry for the confusion.
As for the notation of % to indicate italics and * to indicate
bold/underline, these are conventions that I have picked up from other
postings on other listservers.

Grant Stirling

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Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1993 17:46:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Metzger <MLLMIKEM@UBVMS.BITNET>
Subject: MA in Humanities

The University at Buffalo offers an interdisciplinary MAH that has been popular
and successful over many years; for information write to: Alan Spiegel,
Director, MA in Humanities Program, 306 Clemens Hall, Buffalo NY 14260 - M
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Date: Thu, 07 Oct 93 17:01:00 PDT
From: <DGH@herald.divinity.yale.edu>
Subject: InteLex Corp.: Past Masters e-text

Several weeks ago I posted an inquiry to Humanist asking for information about
e-texts from InteLex Corp. under the title "Past Masters." I'd like to thank
those who responding regarding their own use of the InteLex e-texts, or
referring me to colleagues who were familiar with them.

I'm particularly grateful to William Fontaine of Dartmouth, who passed along
the following citation:

Cowley, Edwin, et al. "Report on the Past Masters Project." _Archiv fur
Geschichte der Philosophie_, Bd. 75(1993), p. 89-102.

This article reviews several of the texts supplied by InteLex, and provides
some general background on the project:

"In August 1989 Mark Rooks, a young philosopher in North Carolina with
considerable computer expertise, founded a company, InteLex Corporation, whose
goal was to produce a database containing the major works of the great

It seems that the texts are taken from editions now in the public domain, but
are compared with more recent editions for accuracy. The retrieval software
on the PC platform is Folio Views. The information in the article must be a
bit dated, since the brochure which I have indicates that texts are provided
for the Macintosh using the HyperKRS software. Options for obtaining the
files on CD-ROM have also been added since the article was written.

The article includes reviews of several sections issued to date:

Locke, reviewed by Edwin McCann
Berkeley, reviewed by Douglas M. Jesseph
Hume, reviewed by Don Garrett
Sidgwick, reviewed by Bart Schultz

The various reviews provide some sense into the strengths and weaknesses of
the texts, and well as some basic insight into usefulness of e-texts

For Humanists who may not have seen the previous posting with contact

InteLex Corporation
POB 1827
Clayton, GA 30525-1827

Voice: (706) 782-7844
FAX: (706) 782-4489
E-mail: 70671.1673@compuserve.com

Duane Harbin
Information Services Librarian
Yale Divinity Library

Caveats: This constitutes neither an endorsement nor a review of these
products. I have no affiliation with InteLex Corporation. Any opinions
expressed herein are strictly my own and not those of my employer.