Saturday, March 10, 2007

Welcome

Welcome to the International Network for Bioethics and Philosophy home page. The aim of this blog is to provide a portal for the discussion of bioethics and in particular the interrelations between philosophy and bioethics.

The network is a subsidiary of the International Association of Bioethics. If you would like to join the network, then sign up to the mailing list, which you can do in the side bar. If you want to join the IAB you can find information on how to do so here: Joining the IAB If you are a member of the network then please email me if you want to contribute to this blog.

The network aims to bring together academics from different disciplines to discuss the issues in regards to philosophy and bioethics, while at this stage this is limited to the email list, this blog and the Motherlode of journal table of contents page that I detailed in this post it is intended to organise a conference around the network theme. The Network was been founded by myself, and James Wilson from Keele University, at the IAB conference in Beijing, 2006. If you are keen on keeping up with the blog then you can sign up for updates via email in the side bar. Alternatively if you use a feed reader the RSS feed can be found to the side or here If you have no idea what I mean by feed reader, but are curious about a great way to keep up with journal table of contents, then you can read the explanation I have given here If you like the content of the Motherlode I've given more detailed instructions of how to import these into some popular feed readers here.

More generally if you work in philosophy or bioethics you might find the academic ease series of posts worth a look at.

Feel free to comment on the posts, a lively discussion would be grand.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi

Very impressive blog. Actually outstanding in my opinion. There are two things you are doing with this blog that I would like to know how to do.

1. The various page navigation options at the top. How do I do that?

2. Your left sidebar expand/retract options. How do I do that?

If you could guide me as to where this information would be located at for doing with my own blog on acid reflux I'd be very grateful.

Thanks.
Guy

David Hunter said...

No problem, I've actually posted a list of most of the resources I have used here: Thanks!

The tabs at the top are tricky, they will require some messing about with your template and the css.

Here is what I said about them:
"The tabs however are my own addition, having eventually figured out how to add several people's solutions to similar design problems. In particular thanks has to go to Hocto for his page on how to make tabbed links for your labels (Tabs) and for his general explanations of style sheets. However in the end none of Hocto's code stayed intact, I actually used a program called CSS Tab Designer 2 (Here) and then following what I had puzzled out on my first attempt using Hocto's code convinced the tabs to work."

The drop down boxes in contrast are easy you can make them, with pretty much anything you want inside them here: Hide Text).

Hope that helps, feel free to ask more questions, though I am distinctly non-expert.

Cheers
David

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