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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.

Companion and Handbook Series

Companions and handbooks elaborate on a general topic, providing the reader with a deeper understanding of concepts, themes, characters, places, and ideas.
 
"...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 over 70 volumes in the series, including the following:
  • A Companion to Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection B 21 .B56 1996)
  • A Companion to African Philosophy
  • A Companion to African-American Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection B 9 .A37 C66 2003)
  • A Companion to Ancient Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection B 111 .C66 2006)
  • A Companion to Continental Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection B 803 .C66 1998)
  • A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection B 801 .C66 2002)
  • A Companion to Feminist Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection HQ 1190 .C665 1998)
  • A Companion to Latin American Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection B 1001 .C65 2010)
  • A Companion to World Philosophies (Main Library ARC General Collection B 121 .C664 1997)
 
According to the publisher, this series "offers lively, clear introductions to major writers, thinkers, artists, topics, and periods. Each volume contains specially commissioned essays by a team of leading scholars, therefore offering a variety of viewpoints rather than a single voice." Currently, the UCF Libraries have 39 titles in the series.

Among the titles available are the following:
  • Cambridge Companion to the Communist Manifesto (Main Library ARC General Collection HX 39.5 .A523 C36 2015)
  • Cambridge Companion to Existentialism (Main Library ARC General Collection B 819 .C28 2012)
  • Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection B 11 .C36 2003)
  • Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy (Main Library ARC General Collection B 720 .C36 2003)
  • Cambridge Companion to Plato (Main Library ARC General Collection B 395 .C28 1996)
  • Cambridge Companion to Rawls (Main Library ARC General Collection JC 251 .R32 C35 2003)
  • Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir (Main Library ARC General Collection B 2430 .B344 C36 2003)
  • Cambridge Companion to Socrates (Main Library ARC General Collection B 317 .C35 2011)
  • Cambridge Companion to the Stoics (Main Library ARC General Collection B 528 .C26 2003)
  • Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein (Main Library ARC General Collection B 3376 .W564 C345 2018)
 
Oxford Handbooks Online
"[The Handbooks] in philosophy bring together the world's leading scholars to discuss the latest thinking in a range of major topics in philosophy. Containing specially-commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students" (publisher's description).

Includes online access to the following titles:
There also are volumes for individual philosophers, including: