By The Metaphysics Research Lab at Stanford University
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The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is a dynamic reference work that is written and kept up to date by selected scholars in philosophy and related fields. All entries and substantive revisions are refereed by our Editorial Board before publication. Accessing the SEP online is fast and easy with the SEP iPhone Reader, which has the following features:
To find entries:
- browse the Table of Contents that lists every available entry
- watch the What's New page for newly published entries and the latest revisions
- search by keyword or title
- bookmark entries you want to revisit -- you can even bookmark individual sections of entries
- browse your history, grouped by last visit date
- jump to a random entry
Within each entry:
- search for keywords and navigate highlighted results
- jump to any section / subsection within the entry
- resize the font
- lock the screen orientation
Tip: To scroll to the top of an SEP entry, hit the title bar at the top of the iPhone's screen.
Notes: The SEP iPhone Reader requires a network connection as entries are retrieved from our server at http://plato.stanford.edu/. The application will always remain advertisement free.
We thank Robert Chin for donating his time to develop this application which is powered by his Metapanion Engine.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
-Corrected the text of some error messages
An invaluable tool to augment the studies of philosophy. With me wherever I go, this app assists my research with a wealth of topics, erudite writers and cross references, links, and bibliographies of great depth. I highly recommend for undergraduate, graduate, and anyone with a keen interest in philosophy. Not for casual users.
Good, but needs work
I love reading SEP articles in my spare time. I really wanted to like this app, and I'm glad some progress towards making SEP content available as an app. However, the app is often slow and clunky, and some articles never load (e.g. Pierre Duhem). The interface is fine otherwise.
Also, an iPad app is in serious need. I can't begin to express how awesome that would be.
A Wealth of Information
This app is just wonderful. The somewhat lackluster user interface is easily forgiven when the function of this app is considered. This is a great guide for students and professionals alike - for free.