Saturday, October 17, 2015

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StanfordEncyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)

The SEP is an online encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is also an outstanding philosophy encyclopedia that rivals the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Authors of SEP entries have PhDs in philosophy and are acknowledged leaders in their field who have published on their subject in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Founded in 1995, the SEP was initially developed with funding from the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) and the NSF (National Science Foundation). Open access to the Encyclopedia is supported by many university libraries and library consortia.

Each entry has information needed to cite the article.  Here is an example:

Quong, Jonathan, "Public Reason", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2013 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = .

The SEP has over 1500 articles that are written in an easy to read but authoritative manner. Entries are not only useful for research but make for highly enjoyable reading. Here are titles of recent articles:

Philosophy of Architecture [September 9, 2015]
Zhu Xi [September 3, 2015]
Idealism [August 30, 2015]
Agency [August 10, 2015]
Conservatism [August 1, 2015]
Measurement in Science [June 15, 2015]
Word Meaning [June 2, 2015]
Fallacies [May 29, 2015]
Christian von Ehrenfels [May 28, 2015]
Giambattista della Porta [May 19, 2015]
Reconciliation [May 11, 2015]

Review by John Stanton, SWC Librarian

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