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Philosopher's Index

The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews.

The Philosopher's Index monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries and is updated quarterly. Extensive indexing includes personal and proper names along with subject terms; there is also the capability to search for the authors of book reviews.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Aesthetics
    • Axiology
    • Metaphilosophy
    • Metaphysics
    • Philosophical Anthropology
    • Philosophy of Education
    • Philosophy of Epistemology
    • Philosophy of Ethics
    • Philosophy of History
    • Philosophy of Language
    • Philosophy of Logic
    • Philosophy of Religion
    • Philosophy of Science
    • Political Philosophy
    • Social Philosophy
Dates of Coverage
    1940 - current
Update Frequency
    Quarterly, with approximately 3,500 records added.
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Print Equivalent
    The Philosopher's Index, ISSN 0031-7993
    Philosopher's Information Center
    Attn: The Philosopher's Index
    1616 East Wooster Street, Suite 34
    Bowling Green, OH 43402
    Tel: 419-353-8830
    Fax: 419-353-8920
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Erkenntnistheorie: Vom Empfinden zum Begreifen: Kant im Kontext der Gegenwärtigen Erkenntnistheorie
    AU: Author
    Heidemann, Dietmar H

    Monograph Title
    Warum Kant heute?: Systematische Bedeutung und Rezeption seiner Philosophie in der Gegenwart

    PU: Publication Information
    Berlin: De Gruyter, 2004
    PG: Pages

    The purpose of the article is to assess the contemporary significance of Kant's epistemology. The first section gives a broad overview of the reception and critique of Kant's theory of knowledge over the last decades. The second section then shows that Kant's concept of knowledge as cooperation of sensation and understanding is of particular interest for contemporary theories of perception, as W. Sellars has demonstrated in his critique of traditional empiricism. The third section explains, how J. McDowell takes up Sellars's critique and develops an essentially Kantian conception of knowledge. This conception is able to outline a solution of one of the central problems of contemporary epistemological discussion, the problem of the normative constraint of the world on the human mind. In this respect Kant's epistemology is of great significance to contemporary philosophy.

    DE: Descriptors
    Epistemology; Understanding; Kant
    LA: Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    Book Chapter
    UD: Update
    AN: Accession Number
Browsable Indexes
    A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list to see, for example, how the names of authors are represented in the database. You can select all the names or terms in which you are interested and then click Search to automatically search the database for those terms. Browsable indexes are available for the following fields:

    Journal Name
    Publication Type
Field Codes
    AB = Abstract MT = Monograph Title
    AN = Accession Number PB = Publisher
    AU = Author PL = Publication Location
    DE = Descriptors PT = Publication Type
    IB = ISBN PU = Publication Information
    IS = ISSN PY = Publication Year
    JI = Journal Issue RW = Related Work
    JN = Journal Name SO = Source
    JP = Journal Pages TI = Title
    JV = Journal Volume UD = Update
    LA = Language