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Philosophy Research

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THE LIBRARY’S CATALOG

  • Do an author search for works by a particular philosopher.
  • Do a keyword search for works about a philosophy topic such as ‘philosophy Asian’ or ‘ethics’
  • Do a keyword search and include 'dictionary' or 'companion' to 'philosophy' or the name of a particular philosopher or concept.

DATABASES from LAPL

  • Oxford Reference Online - Premium Collection 1* Under Subject Reference, select "Philosophy and Religion"
  • General OneFile (Gale) 1* select Browse Subjects and search "Philosophy"
  • Research Library (Proquest) 1* select Topics and search "Philosophy"
  • Biography Resource Center (Gale) 1* select Biograhical Facts Search and for Occupation search "Philosophers"

WEB RESOURCES from LAPL

  • Select Philosophy & Religion and scroll down to "Philosophy"
  • Select Philosophy Pages - the link includes a survey of the history of Western philosophy, a timeline, and biographical information

BOOKS and PERIODICALS are available in the SOCIAL SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, & RELIGION DEPARTMENT

INTRODUCTIONS AND SURVEYS

  • Classics of Western Philosophy 108 C6145
    Complete text of twenty masterpieces and selections from others with biographical information and commentary.
  • Joad, C. E. M. Guide to Philosophy 100 J62
    Discusses major philosophical theories in relation to basic questions, such as, ‘is there a plan for the universe?’
  • Durant, Will The Story of Philosophy 109 D951
    Classic history of western philosophy.
  • Companion to World Philosophies 109 C7375
    Introductory survey of major non-Western philosophies including Indian, Islamic, Buddhist, Polynesian, Chinese and Japanese.
  • Smart, Ninian World Philosophies 109 S6365
    Worldwide coverage of major philosophies throughout history -- arranged geographically.

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (10v) 103 R9865
    Covers philosophies and philosophers worldwide. Issues affecting philosophy, such as feminist theology, predestination, and theories of psychology are included.
  • Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy 103 C7445
    One volume version of the 10-volume work above, available for circulation and in branches.
  • World Philosophers and Their Works (3v) 109 W9274
    Each entry begins with a biographical section followed by an overview of representative works. Annotated bibliographies are useful for finding additional books in the online catalog.
  • Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (4v) 171.03E565-1
    Includes articles on abortion, Aristotelian ethics, divorce, social security, stoicism and nonviolence in film and television.

BIOGRAPHY RESOURCES

  • Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Philosophers 109 B6155
  • Kersey, Ethel Women Philosophers: a Bio-Critical Source Book 109 K41

 

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