Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( SEP) was founded in 1995 as a dynamic reference book (english dynamic reference work ) founded. The SEP is considered one of the best open-access philosophy encyclopedias on the Internet and enjoys, starting from the access statistics and the various meetings, very popular. However, it is not yet complete. Is editor Edward N. Zalta of Stanford University; he is supported by a renowned staff of professional scientists ( for the area of ​​Plato, for example, Richard Kraut responsible, has the The Cambridge Companion to Plato, edited ). All entries ( both to persons and to technical terms ) are created by professional scientists and cross-checked by the editors ( peer review ).

The special feature is that the entries of the SEP are constantly updated and added to. Those responsible are still trying to keep the project free of charge, but the financing is still the biggest problem of the encyclopedia.