Daphnet, the ILIESI’s Digital Archives of PHilosophical Texts on the NET, is a portal that provides access to digital platforms dedicated to relevant authors and texts belonging to the history of scientific and philosophical thought. The platforms are characterized by some common aspects: They primarily aim at giving access to primary sources, which in a number of cases are complemented by secondary sources and critical instruments; they can include both facsimiles and transcriptions of manuscripts and printed texts; they are based on open-source programmes and standard encoding (i.e. html, XLM,…); the text of the platforms can be semantically enriched. Moreover, the platforms are interoperable, open to the collaboration of the scholars, and they are certified by a board of reviewers. Principal editor, Antonio Lamarra.

Daphnet platforms

A selection of primary sources that are relevant to the understanding of scientific and philosophical thought of Ancient Age. It contains the collection of Presocratic thinkers edited by H. Diels and W. Kranz, the collection of testimonies about Socrates and Socratics (Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae) edited by G. Giannantoni, the Laertius’s Lives of Philosophers, the complete works of Sextus Empiricus. Edited by Emidio Spinelli.

A selection of primary sources relevant to the understanding of scientific and philosophical thought of the Early Modern Age. The platform contains works by Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Giordano Bruno, René Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, and Giambattista Vico. Edited by Roberto Palaia

A platform of secondary sources that offers a selection of critical contributions focusing on the texts contained in the Daphnet portal. The contributions (mostly taken from the catalogue of the ILIESI printed volumes and journals) will be interlinked with the texts included in the Daphnet platforms and with the articles published by the international journal Lexicon Philosophicum. Edited by Roberto Palaia.

An international OA journal in the field of the history of philosophical terminology, texts and ideas, published early by CNR-ILIESI