Philosophy democratized? A comparison between Wikipedia and two other Web-based philosophy resources

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Philosophy democratized? A comparison between Wikipedia and two other Web-based philosophy resources
Authors: Beate Elvebakk
Citation: First Monday 13 (2): missing pages. 2008 November
Database(s): Google Scholar cites
DOI: 10.5210/fm.v13i2.2091.
Link(s): http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/2091/1938
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Philosophy democratized? A comparison between Wikipedia and two other Web-based philosophy resources is an analysis of the comprehensiveness of three online reference works for the coverage of twentieth century philosophers. The three reference works are Wikipedia, Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu), and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://www.iep.utm.edu)

Wikipedia had by far the most philosophers, and Wikipedia had also a large number of more recently born philosophers. Besides this the three encyclopedia did not differ greatly in coverage with respect to gender, disciplines and nationality, though Wikipedia had a smaller fraction of German and French but a higher fraction of other Europeans, and Wikipedia has also categorizes some in the spiritual disciplines as philosophers.

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