"Doing" philosophy? I don't know if I think it's a good idea or a bad idea or a right proper fit for stackexchange; but I think it is worth trying, in a way that makes sense given the abilities of stackexchange.
Let's try an experiment and see if we can make collaborative and constructive questions work. I picked the research question "[What is the] Epistemic significance of disagreement [and its] most important papers?]1".
Here are the reasons I picked this one:
- Easy to follow/analyze/meet demands of the question
- Analysis/synthesis of resources should be straightforward
- Recency and non-general nature of topic should keep data and answers to the "most important" aspect of question pretty limited
I have posted some additional sources. The answer is CW so if anyone with more/better knowledge on the subject than me (esp. in this case... anyone) can come along and re-sort, get rid of extraneous sources.
The focus here would be to try to answer an unorthodox question collectively; I am envisioning something akin to wikis or pairing up of coders. Nobody gains rep from helping aggregate data (boo-hoo); but once a good answer is ready to be formed, there will be plenty of source materials and the OP can refer back to the steps the research took (often a more valuable resource than the answer alone).