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What My Christian High School Taught Me About Being a Black Girl

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/06/2021 - 2:42am in



I’m looking at a photograph of myself at fourteen. I’m a freshman in high school....

100 Years Later, Just Weeks After OK Bans Critical Race Theory, the Tulsa Race Massacre is Still Marginal History

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/06/2021 - 1:59am in



“Black Wall Street” is a name that has evoked pride in countless African Americans as...

Virtual Archive of Logical Empiricism

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/06/2021 - 10:45pm in

A new digital humanities initiative at the Institute Vienna Circle (IVC) at the University of Vienna provides an open-source archive of digitized materials from and on the history of logical empiricism.

The Vienna Archive of Logical Empiricism, or VALEP, contains over 50,000 documents (from researchers at or collaborating with the IVC, as well as from the Archives of Scientific Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh). Anyone can use it for free.

The archive includes, among other things, large collections of the papers of Rudolf Carnap, Carl Gustav Hempel, Richard Jeffrey, Frank P. Ramsey, Rose Rand, Hans Reichenbach, Wilfrid Sellars, and Wolfgang Stegmüller. It aims to grow in size, and current plans include the addition of the entire scientific correspondence of Rudolf Carnap and the complete Nachlass of Moritz Schlick. A large amount of material currently not available will be added pending the resolution of copyright issues.

The archive’s database was developed during the current research project Carnap in Context II (FWF research grant P31716), with additional support from the Vienna Circle Society. The software will be optimized, and more data will be processed in the future research project Carnap in Context III (FWF research grant P34887, 2021-2025).

In an email about VALEP, Christian Damböck (Vienna) writes:

Why is VALEP a good idea?

  • Hundreds of researchers are taking photos of the very same archival sources just as tourists capture the same sight over and over again: That is so wasteful! Let’s share our materials and save on transatlantic flights and hotel costs!
  • Open access digital sources on the history of Logical Empiricism are spread all  over the world: A platform that merges these sources would be highly desirable.
  • VALEP allows for easy upload and management of large digital collections.
  • The content is hierarchically structured in archives, collections, boxes, and folders, just as the physical original are.
  • Complex metadata can be associated with the files then and processed into so-called “documents”.

He adds: “We welcome submissions and suggestions: Just get in touch with us!”

VALEP screenshot displaying a page from a letter from Rudolf to Elisabeth Carnap

The VALEP interface takes a little getting used to, and it can take a few moments for results to appear. There are some tips for first-time users here. There is also a video, which is findable by clicking on the arrow next to “Filter”, selecting “Video,” and waiting for links to the videos to appear in the window below.

The archive is here. Further questions about it should be directed to Professor Damböck.

What do the January 6 Commission, Covid Deaths and Gun Massacres All Have in Common? God’s Chosen

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 29/05/2021 - 3:55am in



I’m going to try connecting things that don’t at first seem related. They’re the fight...

‘Stand Up For Jesus’: Accessibility in Churches Means More than Ramps

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 29/05/2021 - 3:23am in



I remember having an alienating experience in a church a few years ago thanks to...

Evangelicals in Moral Panic Over Exvangelicals

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 28/05/2021 - 7:07am in



Early last month, I expressed cautious optimism here on RD that conservative, mostly white evangelicals...

Unquestioned Support for Israel Wasn’t Always the Way for Conservative Christians

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 27/05/2021 - 6:01am in

As civilians in southern Lebanon fled an impending Israeli ground offensive, over three thousand Christian...

Convergence of Far-Right, Anti-Democratic Factions in the Northwest Could Provide a Model for the Rest of the Nation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 26/05/2021 - 12:41am in



The city of Spokane, Washington sits at the eastern edge of the state—a mountain range...

First Roe, Then Contraception: Unless Action is Taken, Supreme Court is About to Strike Down Fundamental Rights of American Women

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 21/05/2021 - 2:59am in

Sixteen days before Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, the Supreme Court scheduled a conference on a...

Student Expelled from Sorority for Transphobia Illustrates the Problem with Evangelical Understanding of Pluralism

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 20/05/2021 - 2:25am in

A prominent theologian, an angry conservative undergraduate, and the leadership of a sorority set out...