A few tips to help you make better use of the site.
The heart of the site is Presentations. Presentations happen at Events. An event might be a conference, a debate, or an interview. When the presentation becomes available in a format you can watch or hear, that is a Publication.
The site provides tools aimed at helping you answer certain kinds of questions:
Currently, search works with a single word or phrase, not a collection of keywords.
Search recognizes certain words as "special"
Clicking on a tag or entering a search term that is a tag (e.g.) will start a tag-based search.
Events are categorized as Conferences, Debates, Interviews, Series, Speeches, and Tours. Events may have a physical location or be broadcast via the internet We call these internet events virtual events.
Series events take place over an extended period, but without the structure of a conference. A series with virtual presentations (such as the Philosophy for Living On Earth webinars) has no location. A series may have multiple locations (such as the ARI Road to a Free Society series). In this case, each presentation has a separate date and city.
Presentations have publications that indicate where you can find the talk. These are represented by icons:
Sometimes a talk will have multiple copies of the same icon. This usually happens when the talk is split into multiple parts. Hovering on the icon will reval the specific part.