The Philosopher's Index with Full Text

International in scope, this leading database provides full text of philosophy's most esteemed journals. Covering all major fields of philosophy, it is an invaluable resource for philosophy students and researchers around the world.

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Content Includes

  • More than 250 full-text journals
  • More than 130 unique full-text journals not found in other EBSCOhost research databases
  • The complete backfile of The Journal of Philosophy with no embargo
  • Works on philosophy from both philosophy and interdisciplinary sources
  • More than 750,000 records

Prepared by and for Philosophers

  • Relevant data: philosophers pre-screen potential source documents for their relevance to the field of philosophy to minimize extraneous data
  • Consistent indexing: a small team of twelve philosophers index the work using a custom, standardized thesaurus. Keywords are assigned for all records (except book reviews) using the standardized thesaurus, which contains more than 15,000 subject headings and 40,000 names of philosophers
  • Consistent data entry: The Philosopher's Index staff enters all data into the database
  • Unique data: staff performs a check for duplicate records and removes duplicates
  • High-quality data: enables high-quality search results

Subjects Include

  • 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

Highly Recommended – 
Outstanding Academic Title for 2016


Source Document Types Include

  • Anthologies
  • Books/Monographs including encyclopedias, dictionaries and book series
  • Book reviews
  • Contributions to anthologies from philosophy and interdisciplinary anthologies
  • Dissertations
  • Print and e-journal articles from more than 1,850 philosophy and interdisciplinary journals

Complete Coverage for Philosophy Scholars

The majority of the full-text journals and magazines included in The Philosopher's Index with Full Text are available with no embargo, and nearly all of the journals are peer-reviewed. Unique to the database, the complete backfile of The Journal of Philosophy from 1904 to present is included with no embargo.