Coverage Dates: 1940 - Present
The Philosopher's Index is a comprehensive, bibliographic database covering worldwide research in all areas of philosophy. It is created by philosophers for philosophers and features the inclusion of documents from philosophy and interdisciplinary publications, extensive indexing, and author-written abstracts. Philosophers prescreen potential source documents for relevance to the field of philosophy. Indexing includes the assignment of subject headings that encompass proper names and subject terms using a standardized thesaurus.
The database provides global coverage, with source publications from more than 135 countries, and has records from 1940 to present, with additional records dating back to 1902. It includes more than 530,000 records in 37 languages. Sources include: journals (print and e-journal articles from more than 1600 philosophy and interdisciplinary journals); books/monographs, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and book series; anthologies; contributions to anthologies from philosophy and interdisciplinary anthologies; and book reviews. The index is updated quarterly.
Subject coverage: Aesthetics, Axiology, Epistemology, Ethics, Logic, Metaphilosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy