This site is powered by CommentPress, which allows comments to be attached to individual paragraphs, to whole pages, or to an entire document. To leave a comment on a paragraph, click the speech bubble to its left; to leave a comment on an entire page, click the link to “comments on the whole page” at right. To leave general comments on the entire text, click the single comment bubble icon in the navigation bar. Comments are moderated for first-time unregistered commenters, but only as a means of spam-prevention; comments will not be filtered for content.
Additionally, registered users are able to post entries and comments in the blog (accessible through the pushpin icon button), for a wider-ranging, more synthetic discussion. (I reserve the right to deny author status to anyone who spams the site, or who I have reason to believe is a spammer.)
You can navigate the text using the bar across the top of the page; arrow buttons will take you forward and backward section by section, the closed book button will return you to the title page, and the open book button at the right will toggle the right-hand column between the comments and the Table of Contents. The arrows at far right will collapse or expand the text’s header.
The relative widths of the main text column and the comments column can be changed by dragging the right edge of the main column. Footnotes are readable by rolling over a footnote marker like this one ; they’re also included as commentable text in the notes pages at the text’s end.
CommentPress also presents two innovative ways of reading comments on the text. By clicking on the double comment bubble icon in the navigation bar, you can access all comments by page; in the list of pages, ordered by number of contents, clicking on the page title will cause the comments to expand, and clicking on “Comment” in each comment’s header will allow you to see that comment in its context. By clicking on the people icon in the navigation bar, you can read comments-by-author, with the same functionality as for comments-by-page.
If you have questions about the text’s format, please feel free to leave them here.