"This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities."
Articles on major and minor figures and on topics of importance to the philosophy of Greek and Roman antiquity. Topical articles survey areas traditional to philosophy, such as epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, and political thought.
"The purpose of the IEP is to provide detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. ...The authors are specialists in the areas in which they write, and are frequently leading authorities. Submissions are peer reviewed by specialists according to strict criteria."
"From its inception, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research."