Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Created by James Fieser
EditorJames Fieser and Bradley Dowden
Website www.iep.utm.edu
Launched1995;24 years ago (1995)
ISSN 2161-0002

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) is a scholarly online encyclopedia, dealing with philosophy, philosophical topics, and philosophers. [1] The IEP combines open access publication with peer reviewed publication of original papers. Contribution is generally by invitation, and contributors are recognized and leading international specialists within their field. [2] [3]

Contents

History

The IEP was founded by philosopher James Fieser in 1995, operating through a non-profit organization with the aim of providing accessible and scholarly information on philosophy. [4] The current general editors are philosophers James Fieser and Bradley Dowden, with the staff also including numerous area editors as well as volunteers. [5] [6] The entire website was redesigned in the summer of 2009, moving from static HTML pages to the open-source publishing platform WordPress . [7]

Organization

The intended audience for the IEP is philosophy students and faculty who are not specialists within the field, and thus articles are written in an accessible style. [8] Articles consist of a brief survey or overview, followed by the body of the article, and an annotated bibliography. [9] Articles are searchable either by an alphabetical index or through a Google-power search mechanism. [9]

Usage

Similarweb analytics suggest that the IEP website is accessed worldwide between two and three million times per month. [10] Some 75% of this usage is through internet searches, 18% is through direct access, and 5% through referral, with the referring websites including other reference websites and university library guides. [10]

Recognition

The IEP is included by the American Library Association in its listing of Best Free Reference Sites; [11] listed as an online philosophy resource by the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations; [12] listed by EpistemeLinks as one of the "outstanding resources" in philosophy on the internet; [13] and listed as a reliable resource in many university philosophy guides. [14]

See also

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  9. 1 2 Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No.4, p. 12.
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