Philosopher's Index

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The Philosopher's Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, logic, and metaphysics, as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.


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User tools and features

  • Journal alerts and Search history alerts.
  • Compatible with RefWorks.
  • Saved searches. Free My EBSCOHost account required.
  • A visual search tab allows the user to search efficiently across broad subjects, and then returns a visual map of results, organized by topic.
  • iPhone and Android applications.

Dates covered

1940 to present.

Updating frequency



Philosopher's Index on-line includes abstracts from over 550 journals, from more than 40 countries, in English, Czech, Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and other languages. Core journals are covered comprehensively; more peripheral journals are covered selectively. The database includes a variety of types of materials including journal articles, book reviews, anthologies, and monographs.

Type of coverage

Bibliographic citations with abstracts provided by the item authors [with some links to full text].

Print counterpart or
related resources

The Philosopher's Index

Producer/content provider

Philosopher's Information Center

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


Core Subject(s)

Supplementary Subject(s)