The following message went out to the Philosophy Pathways e-list two days ago:
"On 31st December 2020 the Pathways to Philosophy web site and all associated web pages will be permanently removed from the web.
"After that date, pages will still be accessible at https://web.archive.org, where you can trace the history of the Pathways web sites all the way back to 1997–8.
"As from now, there will be very few, if any updates. However, all pages will remain in place until the end date.
"Students currently enrolled with Pathways will continue to receive support. However, applications have now been permanently closed.
"I have a huge amount of people to thank for their support over the years. First and foremost, the hundreds of students who have enrolled with Pathways going back to 1995, before Pathways went on the web. For a time, a significant proportion of these students were supported by the Pathways mentors working pro bono. Then there are all the contributors to the Philosophy Pathways and Philosophy for Business e-journals, the Panel of Ask a Philosopher, the Board of the International Society for Philosophers, not to forget all the people who have joined the ISFP since it was founded in 2002.
"Finally, are many other individuals not included in these groups who have corresponded with me, offered their advice, commented on my writings and given unfailing support. I am grateful to you all.
"Why now? That is a far better question than simply, 'Why?' Because everything has a beginning and an end, even (or maybe especially) good things, because I feel now that I have achieved all that I set out to do. Because, I need the maximum amount of time remaining to me to pursue my own personal 'ring quest' in Philosophy."
-- Although all the pages of 'Ask a Philosopher' will be taken down on 31st December, your answers remain your copyright and available to publish on your own blog, if you have one, or in book form as I did with my 'Philosophy Q and A' on Amazon.
Thank you for your service and your dedication to the cause of communicating our love of Philosophy. It has been a great journey.
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