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POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials

POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials is a subscription based service for libraries that provides access to the full text of hundreds of issues of a selection of philosophy journals and series. It was established in 1996 as an online supplement to print subscriptions. All available text is fully searchable and displayed in PDF or HTML format. POIESIS includes journals and series published by philosophical societies, departments, and university presses in several countries. This service is one of several bundle options available within the Philosophy Documentation Center's E-Collection.

For 2021 a POIESIS subscription includes campus wide access to all available issues of the following 32 journals and series:

  • Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy
  • Bradley Studies
  • Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française
  • Catholic Social Science Review
  • Cogito
  • Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review (Vol.37-46, 1998-2007 only)
  • Faith and Philosophy
  • Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines
  • International Corporate Responsibility Series
  • Irish Philosophical Journal
  • The Journal of Critical Analysis
  • Journal of Pre-College Philosophy
  • Logos & Episteme: An International Journal of Epistemology
  • Medieval Philosophy and Theology
  • Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society
  • The Personalist Forum
  • The Philosophical Review (Vol.1-119, 1892-2010 only)
  • Philosophical Studies
  • Die Philosophin
  • Philosophy and History
  • The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy
  • Professional Ethics
  • Radical Philosophy Review of Books
  • Radical Philosophy Today
  • The Review of Metaphysics (Vol.1-73, 1947-2019 only)
  • The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics
  • The Southern Journal of Philosophy( Vol.1-47, 1963-2009 only)
  • Studies in Practical Philosophy
  • Theoria: An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
  • Thought: Fordham University Quarterly
  • Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya
  • Tulane Studies in Philosophy

  • IN ADDITION to the titles above, online access to the following journals is available through POIESIS as a supplement to current subscriptions to each title. Print or online subscriptions must be purchased separately. This unique arrangement was developed to increase online access to journal content when libraries still relied primarily on print format. Unless otherwise noted, access through POIESIS includes all current and archive issues in conjunction with the subscription to the journal.

  • American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
  • The American Journal of Semiotics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Augustinian Studies
  • Business and Professional Ethics Journal
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy
  • Fichte-Studien
  • Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal
  • The Harvard Review of Philosophy
  • Idealistic Studies
  • International Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • International Philosophical Quarterly
  • Journal for Peace and Justice Studies
  • Journal of Philosophical Research
  • The Leibniz Review
  • The Owl of Minerva
  • Philosophical Topics
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (Vol.51-88, 1991-2014 only)
  • Philosophy & Theology
  • Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Radical Philosophy Review
  • Social Philosophy Today
  • Social Theory and Practice
  • Southwest Philosophy Review
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • NOTE: Post-cancellation access for these titles is not included with the POIESIS bundle. We provide other access options with post-cancellation rights for libraries that want permanent access to subscribed journal content.


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