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Philosophy

This research guide identifies materials for basic and advanced research in philosophy. It lists a variety of sources, including databases, reference works, and Internet sites useful for the study of philosophy.

General Histories of Philosophy

Blackwell Companions to Philosophy

"... Offers a comprehensive and authoritative survey of philosophy as a whole.... each volume provides lucid and engaging coverage of the key figures, terms, topics, and problems of the field" (publisher's description). Currently, there are 91 volumes in the series, including the following:

  • Companion to Philosophy (Main Library General Collection B 21 .B56 1996)
  • Companion to African Philosophy (Online version)
  • Companion to African-American Philosophy (Main Library General Collection B 944 .A37 C66 2003)
  • Companion to Ancient Philosophy (Main Library General Collection B 111 .C66 2006)
  • Companion to Continental Philosophy (Main Library General Collection B 803 .C66 1998)
  • Companion to Early Modern Philosophy (Main Library General Collection B 801 .C66 2002)
  • Companion to Feminist Philosophy (Main Library General Collection HQ 1190 .C665 1998)
  • Companion to Latin American Philosophy (Main Library General Collection B 1001 .C65 2010)
  • Companion to World Philosophies (Main Library General Collection B 121 .C664 1997)

Routledge History of Philosophy

"... Provides a chronological survey of the history of Western philosophy from its beginnings in the sixth century B.C. to the present time. It discusses all the major philosophical developments in depth, and covers all those regarded as great philosophers and many lesser figures of philosophy, past and present" (publisher's description). Volumes in the series include:
  • Volume 1: From the Beginning to Plato (Main Library General Collection B 187.5 .R68 1997)
  • Volume 2: From Aristotle to Augustine (Main Library General Collection B 505 .F76 1999)
  • Volume 3: Medieval Philosophy (Main Library General Collection B 721 .M453 1998)
  • Volume 4: The Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century Rationalism (Main Library General Collection B 770 .R38 1993)
  • Volume 5: British Philosophy and the Age of Enlightenment (Main Library General Collection B 1302 .E65 B68 1996)
  • Volume 6: The Age of German Idealism (Main Library General Collection B 2615 .A35 1993)
  • Volume 7: The Nineteenth Century (Main Library General Collection B 803 .N55 1994)
  • Volume 8: Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy (Main Library General Collection B 804 .T884 1994)
  • Volume 9: Philosophy of Science, Logic, and Mathematics in the Twentieth Century (Main Library General Collection Q 174.8 .P55 1996)
  • Volume 10: Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge, and Value in the Twentieth Century (Main Library General Collection B 804 .P538 1997)