ccAdvisor, June 2018

By Martha A. Tanner

[Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers] is committed to highlighting global and non-canonical thinkers that may not be covered in other resources.  The search interface is user-friendly and the resource easy to navigate.  Especially once Bloomsbury completes a planned expansion and updates, this will be a useful resource for undergraduates seeking contextual information for the history of philosophy.'

'The resource is probably most useful for undergraduate students seeking biographical and historical context for people and schools of thought they are researching, especially those interested in lesser-known thinkers about whom there may not be much information widely available.'

Martha A. Tanner is Head of Research Services and Archives, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Library Journal, October 2018

By Brian T. Sullivan

Significantly, it broadens the canon by including previously overlooked figures and incorporating civil rights activists, novelists, poets, politicians, scientists, and others.'

‘[T]he prominently featured “timeline of thinkers,” which maps key philosophers to relevant events, is an excellent concept.'

The database works well on mobile devices and is generally easy to use. 

'[I]t [is] valuable for students of philosophy and the history of thought in religion, theology, economics, literature, and other related disciplines.'

Brian T. Sullivan is an Information Literacy Librarian, Herrick Memorial Library, Alfred University, Alfred, NY