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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.


About Synopses

A synopsis is an outline or summary, usually of a written work. In the sense used here, for the sources listed to the left of this box, a synopsis is a compilation of skeletal outlines and broad overviews of significant philosophical works. The sources cited here not only highlight the main points of a philosopher's work, but also list additional basic readings to gain further insight into a particular philosophical work or philosopher.