The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an encyclopedia of philosophy edited by Edward Craig that was first published by Routledge in 1998 (ISBN 978-0415073103). An encyclopedia (or '''encyclopædia''') is a comprehensive written Compendium that contains Information on either all branches of Knowledge Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Routledge is a publisher of non-fiction academic books and journals Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Originally published in both 10 volumes of print and as a CD-ROM, in 2002 it was made available online on a subscription basis. CD-ROM (an initialism of "Compact Disc Read-Only Memory " is a pre-pressed Compact Disc that contains data accessible to but not writable See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The subscription business model is a Business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to the product/service The online version is regularly updated with new articles and revisions to existing articles. It is the most comprehensive recently updated encyclopedia of philosophy, with 1,300 contributors providing over 2,000 scholarly articles.
Two single-volume editions of the encyclopedia have been published, The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, first published in 1999 (ISBN 978-0415223645), and The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, first published in 2005 (ISBN 978-0415324953). The Concise version has the same number of entries as the ten-volume set, each entry in the Concise version being the summary of the topic that precedes each article in the 10-volume work. The Shorter version has over 900 articles, each with more in depth coverage than the corresponding entry (if present) in the Concise encyclopedia.