Philosophy Documentation Center/International Directory of Philosophy
What is the PDC?
“The Philosophy Documentation Center has been serving the philosophical community on a non-profit basis since 1966, earning a reputation for excellence with the publication of essential reference materials, scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and instructional software. We provide a full range of electronic publishing services, including digital workflow management and support for a range of both institutional and individual subscription options. This work includes customized electronic conversion services for print journals or series. Other available services include subscription fulfillment services for print or electronic journals, membership services for professional organizations, typesetting and graphic design services, and marketing services. In addition to supporting all levels of teaching and academic research in philosophy and related disciplines, we try to expand the reach of philosophical work outside the classroom with the distribution of philosophy magazines, videos and audio books, and the sponsorship of the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs.” UB philosopher Barry Smith is a member of its advisory board.” PDC and Past Masters are components of Philosophy Online “an ongoing project developed jointly by the Philosophy Documentation Center and InteLex Corporation.”
Reading and Searching Journals Online
As of this writing 43 titles for indicated year (some current and some archived) may be read and searched online. There are at least 66 additional titles to which we do not subscribe and, therefore, do not have access. Basic and advanced search options (All, Text, Title, Author, Abstract) are provided. Philosophers write about just about anything - a “Text” search for “cats” retrieves 608 documents; a “dogs” “Text” search, 1,082 documents.
International Directory of Philosophy
This searchable directory gives contact information, specialization, and a clickable list of philosophy department colleagues. Resources Centers can be identified by name or, through a keyword option, specialization. Location searching is also provided. Publishers, universities, journals, and societies and be identified similarly.
Directory information is current. Journals vary.