Algopedia:To-do list

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  • Create and develop stub articles

Short term

  • Find collaboration on/via FB... see for instance “effective altruism knowledge repository” (ask user Robert Daoust)
  • Create the following pages
Pages to be created
Ronald Anderson : Foundation for Compassionate Societies (to develop the site, and two recent books: World Suffering and Quality of Life and Human Suffering and Quality of Life

Naître est-il dans l'intérêt de l'enfant ? Jean-Christophe Lurenbaum

Socrethics, Bruno Contestabile

The Hedonistic Imperative, by David Pearce

Essays on Reducing Suffering, by Brian Tomasik

Effective altruism

The Interdisciplinary Program on Pain and Suffering: it has a project that might help us in making a first Algonomy Handbook. See their Second Workshop 2011, Book Project at (and see also this other page on their Book Project : Their project is commendable, however it does not avoid a recurrent pitfall in the field of studies about suffering : a group is gathered where each participant deals with the topic of suffering from his or her own professional perspective, but in spite of a will to provide a unifying view from the part of some supervising editor(s), there is no real common framework, simply because the idea of creating a single discipline dealing with suffering (an algonomy) is not applied.

Robert Daoust: Introduction to Algonomy

International days (relevant to the alleviation of suffering) - ask for help, perhaps in the FB Algosphere group, to do that...

Globally organized alleviation of suffering (?)

Medium term

  • Import relevant items from the Facebook group Algosphere (which has currently no backup except possibly here)
  • Help user Robert Daoust to contribute by transferring to Algopedia some of his bookmarks, files, archives, etc.
  • create FAQ

Long term

  • ...
  • A rule of thumb is that everything that can be seen on Special:RecentChanges is counted as activity.