Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Created byJames Fieser
EditorJames Fieser and Bradley Dowden
URLwww.iep.utm.edu
Launched1995; 26 years ago
ISSN2161-0002

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


References


  1. ^ "Oxford University ARCH Project, accessed 11 September 2017" . Archived from the original on 16 May 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Oxford University ARCH Project, accessed 11 September 2017" . Archived from the original on 16 May 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ See also Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No. 4, p. 12.
  4. ^ Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No.4, p.12; see also "About the IEP" . Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  5. ^ "Law in Free Internet Encyclopedias of Philosophy (SEP & IEP) - The University of Chicago Library News - The University of Chicago Library" . www.lib.uchicago.edu.
  6. ^ See also Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No.4, p.12.
  7. ^ "IEP Staff" . Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  8. ^ Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol. 29, No. 4, p. 12.
  9. ^ a b Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No.4, p. 12.
  10. ^ a b Similarweb data on IEP, at www.similarweb.com, accessed 18 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Best Free Reference Web Sites 2016 18th Annual List RUSA Emerging Technologies Section (ETS)" . Reference & User Services Association (RUSA). December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Online guides to Philosophy – FAPSA" .
  13. ^ "Account has been suspended" . epistemelinks.com.
  14. ^ team, Philosophy Library. "LibGuides: Philosophy: Philosophy eresources" . libguides.cam.ac.uk.

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