The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy è una risorsa nata in ambito accademico sotto la supervisione dei ricercatori statunitensi James Fieser (University of Tennessee at Martin) e Bradley Dowden (California State University, Sacramento).
Si tratta di un dizionario enciclopedico online dedicato alla filosofia e redatto da un’organizzazione non profit che invita studiosi universitari a offrire il loro contributo alla comunità scientifica internazionale senza fini di lucro.
I contributi degli autori sono sottoposti a un accurato processo di peer-review.
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) (ISSN 2161-0002) was founded in 1995 as a non-profit organization to provide open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, volunteers, and technical advisers.
The purpose of the IEP is to provide detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia’s articles are written with the intention that most of the article can be understood by advanced undergraduates majoring in philosophy and by other scholars who are not working in the field covered by that article. The IEP articles are written by experts but not for experts in analogy to the way the Scientific American magazine is written by scientific experts but not primarily forscientific experts.
The submission and review process of articles is the same as that with printed philosophy journals, books and reference works. The authors are specialists in the areas in which they write, and are frequently leading authorities. Submissions are peer reviewed by specialists according to strict criteria.