Do you know of an online website where one can present an unpublished short paper for some feedback?

I am interested in a discussion of the ideas themselves, not in help editing it into academic form as was requested here: Where can one get one's philosophy paper edited?

If I understand correctly philosophy-SE is not intended for that, and I have not found another place with a good signal to noise ratio.

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    You could ask in the stackexchange for academia per se academia.stackexchange.com
    – user9166
    May 12, 2015 at 19:59
  • If anyone around SE knows of a good place to discuss philosophy online, they are are probably members of philosophy SE.
    – nir
    May 12, 2015 at 20:10
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    I have heard of virtual discussion groups for dissertation writers in philosophy, but if you are not a student in a university I don't know where you should turn for free of charge feedback. Of course nothing prevents you from asking someone. forums.philosophyforums.com is a quite active discussion site.
    – Johannes
    May 12, 2015 at 23:56
  • This point is unclear; are you looking for a publisher or promoter? there are sites like philpapers.org but they are more of a promoter of papers/articles that are published in journals or on college websites.
    – Dave
    Aug 20, 2016 at 22:26

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You could try academia.edu It's also a great resource for reading interesting unpublished papers.

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    That's not really a good place to get feedback per se especially if you're an unknown person, there are few people interested in giving random comments on academia.edu.
    – virmaior
    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:08

It depends on your situation. If you are a member of an academic institution at whatever level, you can approach a senior either to read the paper or to advise you on how to proceed. You might also organise a discussion group or offer to read your work at a seminar.

If you submit the paper for publication, you may well get Reader's comments which would point out weak or disputable points.

If there are particular ideas or arguments that you feel uncertain about, you could put questions on this site. With moderate care you should be able to put questions that don't give away whatever is original in the paper.

Just suggestions.

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