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Changes in the English part

This file of News lists the
English changes made in 2009.

Changes in the Dutch part are in Nederlands.

There are changes (mostly additions) most weeks, sometimes quite a few, sometimes only one or two. The important ones are listed in this file, and current to the date that follows:

Date of this file (English additions): Aug 2 2009

Maarten Maartensz       



  Changes in the English part









These are the English additions, changes and corrections  of 2009.

For earlier ones see 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
For the Dutch changes see


  • Aug 2, 2009: Added two new short entries to my  Philosophical Dictionary: Solidariteit (Dutch) and Sexism.

    The greatest part of the 109 Kb of my notes to Chapter 1 of Aristotle's Ethics have disappeared. Those who have a full copy are hereby kindly asked to a copy of it, and requested not to steal from me for their own Ph.D., as has happened to me befor.

  • July 31, 2009: Added Bernard Mandevile's prose explanations of The Fable of the Bees.

  • July 30, 2009: Added Jonathan Swift's anthropological study voyage IV to the country of the Houynhnms to the Philosophers-section.

  • July 20, 2009: Removed the files of The Works for RosAsm for various reasons, such as a McAfee-report of a virus in a file contained in it, and because both RosAsm and BUAsm if not dead are more or less in coma, and I myself am and remain ill.

  • July 19, 2009: Rather a lot changed since May, mostly because my computer was hacked, although my noble providers of, who can't even program, tell me that ain't so.

    On the other hand, most is the same, if perhaps by now a bit better formatted, and most changes, if not all, belong to Nederlog (Dutch)

  • May 7, 2009: New openining. Old opening.

  • May 6, 2009: New openining. Old opening. Similar.

  • May 5, 2009: Touched up the experiment with a new site design a little.

  • May 3, 2009: There is now an experiment with a new site design. You find it under HOME in the opening page and HOME there leads you back. Here it is.

  • May 2, 2009: There 's a possibly funny experiment + exhortarion by me on ME, that also illustrates a bit of html. (Skip the Dutch bits if you don't read Dutch.) It also tests Firefox and Frontpage for me.

  • May 1, 2009: Changed the opening-frames because of display-problems (no display at all) with the background in Firefox 3.0.10. (Maybe more should be changed this way..).
    Also added new versions of Classical Probability and Learning by Experience and Basic Natural Logic.

  • Apr 22, 2009: Small extension of Power: Clarification of the logical notation I use and of the interrelation of Power and Happiness and of Happines and Wishful Thinking. Also updated the map of the site some and my Squeak pages (that may also need some relinking). The reason they didn't look well is that they've been mostly automatically updated with the rest of the site, while they were originally written in a fairly bugged html-editor Adobe supplied - which mixed up the colors, eventually.

    I'll try to straighten this out, because the Squeak part of my site has and had many visitors - and if the links don't work yet, it is because I still have to do some relinking.

    And there is now also a new version (old text though) of my Comments, if not today then tomorrow or the day after that.

  • Apr 21, 2009: Small update in ME-section namely an update in Stukjes over ME (mostly Dutch)

  • Apr 20, 2009: Small update my  Philosophical Dictionary in Cogito ergo sum.

  • Apr 17, 2009: There is now a zip with the latest RosaHelps.
    It is here Its size is 1,284,078 bytes, and it is one step more towards version 1.0.

  • Apr 15, 2009: Some more in RosaHelps and a great upload of "everything you need" to enjoy Rosa in RosaWorks.

  • Apr 14, 2009: There is as yet no zip as claimed yesterday (later this month...), but there is more in RosaHelps.

  • Apr 13, 2009: There is a zip for the present version of RosaHelps namely It is 1202 Kb i.e. 1.2 MB html, copied from the site as of today, minus administration files.

  • Apr 12, 2009: There's a little more in Inference (namely Peirce) in the the Philosophical Dictionary andmore (such as Lesson_02) in RosaHelps. There also is a new version for it viz. 0.6.

  • Apr 1, 2009: An addition to the Philosophical Dictionary: Careerism.

  • Mar 24, 2009: Uploaded a little more to RosaHelps. There soon will be a new zip.

  • Mar 19, 2009: There now is a zipfile (version 05 of 18-03-2009). Also updated the New-on-site section.

  • Mar 18, 2009: There now is the start of a new section Basics in RosaHelps.

  • Mar 17, 2009: There now is a zipfile of RosaHelps-0.4. It is a little over 1 MB (and still a work in progress).

  • Mar 16, 2009: Update to the List of all operators: It is done (gruntwork!) as is the Mnemonics-Reference in RosaHelps. For the time being this is the first corrected and updated version.

  • Mar 14, 2009: Update to the Mnemonics-Reference and List of all operators (getting into shape, but not yet fully done: Up to O.).

  • Mar 13, 2009: There is now the beginning of a rewrite of the helpfile for RosAsm on this site. It is meant for the new 64-bits edition and is a work in progress, that is far from finished, yet at present useful, for one thing because it contains a survey and description of all the operators in assembly. See Mnemonics-Reference and List of all operators. The helpsystem to be is at present called RosaHelps and is derived from the one that comes with RosAsm.

  • Mar 10, 2009: Finally an update of and new lemma - long overdue - in my  Philosophical Dictionary namely Gibbon, Edward.

  • Mar 7, 2009: Really updated the - Dutch - "Stukjes over ME" in the ME-section (I forgot to do it before).

  • Mar 3, 2009: Updated the - Dutch - "Stukjes over ME" in the ME-section.

  • Feb 11, 2009: Updated the Cogito ergo sum-entry the Philosophical Dictionary (English version), and the French edition of Chamfort (that suffered from accented e-s as in "", that seem beyond modern computing, so far).

  • Feb 5, 2009: Reviewed the sections "New on this site in philosophy" and remade the one for 2008 that had disappeared.

  • Feb 2, 2009: Added W.K. Clifford and his "The Ethics of Belief", that has been on my site for quite a few years with my notes to the list of Philosophers. (I should have been put it there from the start).
    Also included this in the sitemap.

  • Feb 1, 2009: Put the second edition of my edition of Bertrand Russell's "Problems of Philosophy" on the side. It differs from the first edition in being a bit better formatted and having the passages by Russekk I comment on in the notes now also quoted in the notes, so these can be read independently.

  • Jan 30, 2009: Updated the sitemap (which is the best survey a.k.a. overview of the site) and improved it somewhat. The general files should now be easily accessible by way of sitemap, but I still have to make TOCs for my comments on philosophical classics and link these to the sitemap. (At present they link to the first files of these, that do link to the rest.)

  • Jan 24, 2009: Updated the Philosophical Dictionary (minimalistically, though).

  • Jan 17, 2009: Updated help - intro, with an added statistical fact and plug of Notesnotes - intro, mostly concerning ME; notes - copyright, concerning the nr of internal links; notes - whatnot, noting I have two providers I don't control; notes - MEinAmsterdam, with some English explanations of Dutch prose about Dutch topics. Also updated the map a bit.

  • Jan 14, 2009: Added the addition of ME in Amsterdam - 2008 to ME news (it is in Dutch though). This consists of 136 pieces from Nederlog.

  • Jan 8, 2009: Corrected the year in this file.

  • Jan 1, 2009: Changed the link of the index of Nederlog in the opening frame, since this changed in the new year.