The Philosopher's Index with Full Text

The Philosopher’s Index with Full Text is the leading full-text database covering all major fields of philosophy and related disciplines. It provides hundreds of full-text philosophy journals from around the world, many of which available with no embargo.

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Content Includes

  • More than 230 active full-text, non-open access journals
  • More than 200 unique full-text journals not found in other EBSCOhost research databases
  • The complete backfile of The Journal of Philosophy with no embargo
  • Works from both philosophy and interdisciplinary sources
  • More than 795,000 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 18,000 subject headings and 47,000 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

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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 1,700 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.