What does a philosopher do with documents? The most natural answer to this question would probably be that philosophers, as writers, produce documents. What would appear as less intuitive, though, is a philosopher producing documents about documents. But philosophy—and in particular ontology—has always been interested in what there is out there in the world. And documents are a peculiar class of objects, the stuff the world is filled with. This year, the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy has been hosted by a philosophy department for the first time: by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Turin. This editorial introduces the proceedings from this meeting.
Inchingolo, Marco and Martino, Valeria
"Why Are We Here? On the (Philosophical) Value of Documents,"
Proceedings from the Document Academy: Vol. 5
, Article 1.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/docam/vol5/iss2/1