Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

description English-language online encyclopedia

of philosophy

First edition 1995
editor Edward N. Zalta
Web link
ZDB 2209056-3

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( September ) was established in 1995 as a dynamic reference ( English dynamic reference work reasons). The SEP is considered to be one of the best freely accessible philosophical lexicons on the Internet and, based on the access statistics and the various reviews, is very popular. However, it is not yet over. Editing Editor is Edward N. Zalta of Stanford University ; He is supported by a well-known team of specialists (for example, Richard Kraut, who published The Cambridge Companion to Plato , is responsible for the Plato area ). All entries, both on people and on technical terms, are created by specialists and checked by the editors ( peer review ). The number of available articles was around 100 in autumn 1999, almost 500 at the end of November 2003 and 766 in September 2006. In July 2015 there were 1478 articles. In terms of content, many of the articles in the SEP are in the Anglo-American, analytical tradition.

Lecture by Edward Zalta about the SEP at Wikimania 2015

The special thing is that the SEP entries are constantly updated and supplemented. Funding for the SEP comes from a fund set up with various library associations such as the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation as well as volunteer donations.

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  1. ^ Edward Zalta: "Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy" . In: SPARC E-News 10-11 / 1999 . Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  2. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( Memento from June 18, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Gregor Horstkemper, historicum Linkwink No. 47/2003, November 24, 2003
  3. "The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: A University / Library Partnership in Support of Scholarly Communications and Open Access," by Edward N. Zalta, in College & Research Libraries News (a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries), 67 / 8 (September 2006): 502-504, 507.
  4. ^ A b "The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Issues Faced by Academic Reference Works That May Be of Interest to Wikipedians" Edward N. Zalta, Wikimania 2015, 15.-19. July 2015, Mexico City. Video, 45 minutes
  5. ^ Support the SEP ,