PhilPapers is an interactive academic database of journal articles in philosophy.[1] It is maintained by the Centre for Digital Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, and as of 2022, it has "394,867 registered users, including the majority of professional philosophers and graduate students."[2] The general editors are its founders, David Bourget and David Chalmers.[2]

ProducerCentre for Digital Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Record depthIndex and abstract
Format coveragejournals, books, open access archives, and personal web pages
Geospatial coverageWorldwide
Title list(s)

PhilPapers receives financial support from other organizations, including a substantial grant in early 2009 from the Joint Information Systems Committee in the United Kingdom.[3] The archive is praised for its comprehensiveness and organization,[4] and for its regular updates.[5] In addition to archiving papers, the editors run and publish the most extensive ongoing survey of academic philosophers.[6]

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Philosophy Research Index edit

Philosophy Research Index
ProducerPhilosophy Documentation Center
History2011-2014 (consolidated with PhilPapers)
LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Spanish, and other western languages
ProvidersPhilosophy Documentation Center
CostSubscription with limited preview
Record depthIndex
Format coverageBooks. Journal, Dissertations, other documents
Temporal coverage1450-current
Geospatial coverageinternational
No. of records1.3 million +

The Philosophy Research Index was established as an indexing database containing bibliographic information on philosophical publications in several western languages. It contained listings for a range of philosophical publications, including books, anthologies, scholarly journals, dissertations, and other documents.[7] The first version of the database was launched by the Philosophy Documentation Center in 2011[8] after a multi-year planning and development process, with technical support from Makrolog Content Management. It was established to build systematic coverage of philosophical literature in several languages in a manner that could be sustained for the long term. The database provides faceted searching, automatic translation and social networking functionality, and a visual time line for the display of search results, as well as OpenURL linking to fulltext resources. Philosophical topics covered include aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, history of philosophy, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, political philosophy, and social philosophy.

In July 2014 PDC partnered with the PhilPapers Foundation. All data in the Philosophy Research Index was consolidated into the PhilPapers database. The Philosophy Research Index ceased be available as a separate resource once commitments to its customers was fulfilled.[9]

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  1. ^ Ichikawa, Ernest Sosa Jonathan (2010). Intuition: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide. Oxford UP. p. 5. ISBN 9780199808885. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "About PhilPapers". PhilPapers. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  3. ^ David Bourget, "PhilPapers awarded JISC funding", PhilPapers 6 April 2009.
  4. ^ Press, Oxford University (2010). Metaphysics of Mind: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide. Oxford UP. p. 4. ISBN 9780199808984. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  5. ^ Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy (2011). Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis. SAGE. p. 138. ISBN 9781412980593. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  6. ^ Bourget, David; Chalmers, David J. (2014). "What do philosophers believe?". Philosophical Studies. 170 (3): 465–500. doi:10.1007/s11098-013-0259-7. ISSN 0031-8116. JSTOR 42920613. S2CID 170254281.
  7. ^ "Philosophy Research Index web site". Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  8. ^ Philosophy Research Index WorldCat Record, OCLC Accession No.690158987
  9. ^ "PhilPapers to incorporate Philosophy Research Index, PhilPapers web site". Retrieved 2 August 2014.

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