INTELNET HOME PAGE

The InteLnet is an experimental site for the communication of creative minds, and an intellectual response to the challenge of the expanding electronic universe.

 Intellect + Internet = InteLnet

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF CREATIVE MINDS AND  INTERDISCIPLINARY IDEAS

InteLnet's new design (since April 21, 1999)



HAMANGIA THINKER(S)
Statuary group, moulded in loam, discovered in a grave from the Neolithic necropole Cernavoda (Romania) belonging to the Hamangia civilisation, approximately 5000-3000 BC. Masterpiece with a world-wide value of the Neolithic art. Anticipates with at least 5 thousands years the thinker of Auguste Rodin, 1880, symbolizing the creative force of the human thinking.


THE BANK OF NEW IDEAS IS OPEN FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS

Click here to deposit you idea.

0. Principles and goals:

 The InteLnet (intellectual network) is a virtual community devoted to the discussion and promotion of interdisciplinary ideas in the humanities.


General Statement

 FAQ on Intelnet


The InteLnet was created and constructed by Mikhail N. Epstein (Associate Professor, Emory University) who is the author of the project and of all introductory and explanatory texts on this interactive megasite. The InteLnet was opened on July 1, 1995. In the first year (July 1995-July 1996), InteLnet was maintained with the technical assistance of then Emory student Daniel Abrams.

The InteLnet has received the Creativity Social Innovations Award 1995 from the Institute for Social Inventions (London, Great Britain) as one of "the most imaginative, feasible and potentially transformative schemes." See full citation here.

Annotationn and rating of the Intelnet in the Global Ideas Bank.


The Intelnet has three main branches: Bank of New Ideas, ThinkLinks , and Intelnetics.

I.The Bank of New Ideas. Though there are no legal forms for the patenting of non-technological ideas, the Bank suggests the approximation of this procedure by recording the date of submission. The submissions should be limited to 2-4 pages, with possible references to more detailed sources. What is expected are unexpected ideas capable of creating their own field of knowledge and becoming foundations for new theories and/or practices. Such thinking can be called "paradigmatic" since it does not add a new element to the existing paradigm of thinking but instead creates the paradigm itself. The ideas of new disciplines, research methods, artistic styles, behavorial practices, social organizations, philosophical systems, spiritual movements, ultimate truths and possible worlds are especially encouraged.

The Bank of New Ideas. Principles and Criteria

Click here to deposit you idea: Guidelines for submissions and Teller's window.

 Click here to enter THE REPOSITORY OF NEW IDEAS.

 Directory of new ideas, chronological

 Directory of new ideas, thematic

 An example: "kenotype".


There is also a space for APHORISMS where you can submit short sentences and witticisms of your own invention. Here is the window for your submission.

 See the REPOSITORY of APHORISMS

II. ThinkLinks. This branch is designed to establish intellectual links among the remote and seemingly unrelated spheres of knowledge. ThinkLinks is a meta-space on the Internet where all other cyberspaces (subjects, areas, disciplines) penetrate each other.

 ThinkLinks: Principles and Criteria

Guidelines and forms for the submission of thinklinks

You are invited to visit our collection of thinklinks

 Directory of thinklinks, chronological

 Directory of thinklinks, thematic

 An example of a thinklink

III. Intelnetics. Perspectives on universal knowledge
 
 
  • 1.The contemporary status of disciplines claiming universality (philosophy, theology, semiotics, etc.)
  • 2.The possibility of a universal discipline in humanities
  • 3. Intelnetics as a metadiscipline?

  • Mikhail Epstein's other sites:

    Russian Philosophy on the Intelnet

    Symposion. A Journal of Russian Thought

    Society for the Study of Russian Religious Thought

    Overview of Russian philosophy

    Gallery of Russian Thinkers

     IMPROVISATIONS. Communicative generation of interdisciplinary ideas.

    M. EPSTEIN'S VIRTUAL LIBRARY (in English)


    In Russian:

    Russkie stranitsy Mikhaila Epshteina.

    Index of Russian Pages

    Epstein's works on the Web

    Mikhail Epstein Home Page

     Who I am and why I decided to start the Intelnet

     Connections to other intellectual sites on the Internet


    Your comments and suggestions on the Intelnet and its branches are highly appreciated


    The InteLnet is on line since July 1, 1995

    Copyright © Mikhail Epstein (Emory University) July 1995


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