Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Created by James Fieser
Editor James Fieser and Bradley Dowden
Website www.iep.utm.edu
Launched 1995; 23 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]

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.[3] The current general editors are philosophers James Fieser and Bradley Dowden, with the staff also including numerous area editors as well as volunteers.[4] The entire website was redesigned in the summer of 2009, moving from static HTML pages to the open-source publishing platform WordPress.[5]

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.[6] Articles consist of a brief survey or overview, followed by the body of the article, and an annotated bibliography.[7] Articles are searchable either by an alphabetical index or through a Google-power search mechanism.[8]

Usage

Similarweb analytics suggest that the IEP website is accessed worldwide between two to three million times per month.[9] 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

References

  1. ^ Oxford University ARCH Project, http://arch.oucs.ox.ac.uk/detail/87371/index.html, accessed 11 September, 2017.
  2. ^ Oxford University ARCH Project, http://arch.oucs.ox.ac.uk/detail/87371/index.html, accessed 11 September, 2017. See also Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No. 4, p. 12.
  3. ^ "About the IEP". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 
  4. ^ 'Law in free internet encyclopedia of philosophy (SEP and IEP)', in University of Chicago Library News, 22 January 2011, http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2011/01/22/law-in-free-internet-encyclopedias-of-philosophy-sep-iep/, accessed 11 September 2017; see also Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29,No.4, p.12.
  5. ^ "IEP Staff". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 
  6. ^ Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol. 29, No. 4, p. 12.
  7. ^ Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No.4, p. 12.
  8. ^ Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No.4, p. 12.
  9. ^ Similarweb data on IEP, at www.similarweb.com, accessed 18 September, 2017.
  10. ^ Similarweb data on IEP, at www.similarweb.com, accessed 18 September, 2017.
  11. ^ American Library Association (Reference and User Services Association) website, http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/ets/pubs/bestfreewebsites2016, accessed 11 September, 2017.
  12. ^ Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations, http://fapsa.org.au/resources/guides-to-philosophy/, accessed 12 September, 2017
  13. ^ EpistemeLinks, http://epistemelinks.com/, accessed 12 September, 2017
  14. ^ See for instance, Cambridge University, http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/philosophy/eresources, accessed 12 September, 2017

External links

  • Official website
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