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Fkkize
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6/27/2015 11:53:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 7:51:57 AM, Unbelievable.Time wrote:
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://www.iep.utm.edu...

vs

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu...

Which is better?

Most of the time I find IEP to be more accessible and SEP to be more extensive.
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6/27/2015 11:57:00 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 7:51:57 AM, Unbelievable.Time wrote:
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://www.iep.utm.edu...

vs

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu...

Which is better?

Right off the bat I am disappointed in the search feature of IEP.
It uses a standard google search engine, meaning any usage of a word gives a hit.
With SEP I get only the articles aimed at my search word (relevancy) listed first.

A storehouse of information is about accessibility, not uniquely, but it is up there in importance. So IEP gets 1 star, SEP gets 5 stars.

Breadth and depth of topics are other issues, it will take a while to do a fair comparison.

The other issue is content: accuracy, completeness. Also takes time to evaluate.

The bottom line is that I want more than one source, so IEP is welcomed.
I have just been seeing it lately.
They were both started in 1995.
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6/27/2015 8:06:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Right off the bat I am disappointed in the search feature of IEP.
It uses a standard google search engine, meaning any usage of a word gives a hit.
With SEP I get only the articles aimed at my search word (relevancy) listed first.

A storehouse of information is about accessibility, not uniquely, but it is up there in importance. So IEP gets 1 star, SEP gets 5 stars.

Breadth and depth of topics are other issues, it will take a while to do a fair comparison.

The other issue is content: accuracy, completeness. Also takes time to evaluate.

The bottom line is that I want more than one source, so IEP is welcomed.
I have just been seeing it lately.
They were both started in 1995.

Thanks.
Fkkize
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6/28/2015 2:30:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 11:57:00 AM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
At 6/27/2015 7:51:57 AM, Unbelievable.Time wrote:
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://www.iep.utm.edu...

vs

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu...

Which is better?

Right off the bat I am disappointed in the search feature of IEP.
It uses a standard google search engine, meaning any usage of a word gives a hit.
With SEP I get only the articles aimed at my search word (relevancy) listed first.

A storehouse of information is about accessibility, not uniquely, but it is up there in importance. So IEP gets 1 star, SEP gets 5 stars.

Breadth and depth of topics are other issues, it will take a while to do a fair comparison.

The other issue is content: accuracy, completeness. Also takes time to evaluate.

The bottom line is that I want more than one source, so IEP is welcomed.
How is SEP rellying on only one source?

I have just been seeing it lately.
They were both started in 1995.
: At 7/2/2016 3:05:07 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
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: space contradicts logic
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6/28/2015 5:21:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/28/2015 2:30:37 AM, Fkkize wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:57:00 AM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
At 6/27/2015 7:51:57 AM, Unbelievable.Time wrote:
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://www.iep.utm.edu...

vs

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu...

Which is better?

Right off the bat I am disappointed in the search feature of IEP.
It uses a standard google search engine, meaning any usage of a word gives a hit.
With SEP I get only the articles aimed at my search word (relevancy) listed first.

A storehouse of information is about accessibility, not uniquely, but it is up there in importance. So IEP gets 1 star, SEP gets 5 stars.

Breadth and depth of topics are other issues, it will take a while to do a fair comparison.

The other issue is content: accuracy, completeness. Also takes time to evaluate.

The bottom line is that I want more than one source, so IEP is welcomed.
How is SEP rellying on only one source?

Any body of work assembled by one group of people may have many contributors, but is still one source.
No encyclopedia, dictionary, or virtually any reference source is written or edited by one person.
FOX news has many reporters, editors, contributors, but I consider it to be one source.
I have found sources such as encyclopedias to have 'personalities', or styles.

When looking for source documentation, or just accurate information, more is better.
If you find one that you like for whatever reason, above all others, that may be enough for your purposes.
I have just been seeing it lately.
They were both started in 1995.
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6/28/2015 5:34:58 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/28/2015 2:30:37 AM, Fkkize wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:57:00 AM, Welfare-Worker wrote:
At 6/27/2015 7:51:57 AM, Unbelievable.Time wrote:
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://www.iep.utm.edu...

vs

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu...

Which is better?

Right off the bat I am disappointed in the search feature of IEP.
It uses a standard google search engine, meaning any usage of a word gives a hit.
With SEP I get only the articles aimed at my search word (relevancy) listed first.

A storehouse of information is about accessibility, not uniquely, but it is up there in importance. So IEP gets 1 star, SEP gets 5 stars.

Breadth and depth of topics are other issues, it will take a while to do a fair comparison.

The other issue is content: accuracy, completeness. Also takes time to evaluate.

The bottom line is that I want more than one source, so IEP is welcomed.
How is SEP rellying on only one source?

I have just been seeing it lately.
They were both started in 1995.

As a child I grew up with two encyclopedias. Others were around, but I barely remember them.
Britannica and World Book. They were two very different sources.
Britannica was scholarly, technical, formal, sometimes tedious.
World Book was friendly, light, casual, sometimes superficial.
Both were accurate and informative, but each had their place.
Both had many writers and editors.