PHI 498: Seminar in Philosophical Research
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
- Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
Contains a full length article on the
philosophy of mind that is sub-divided by perspective. Its alphabetical
arrangement includes bibliographic references at the end of many
- Dictionary of Philosophy
Covering Western philosophy, this alphabetically arranged source
contains brief to medium length entries on philosophers, terms and
concepts. Cross references provide additional scope.
- Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion: Eastern and Western
Covering both Eastern and
Western schools of philosophy, this work is encyclopedic in that it it
concentrates on conceptual systems with clear explication of terms.
Contains cross references.
- Encyclopedia of Philosophy
philosophical reference work for background information on nearly any
philosophical topic prior to 1965. Separate supplement published in
1996. Lengthy signed articles which include bibliographies of further
readings. Use the detailed index (last) volume to find your topic.
- The largest, most up-to-date,
authoritative, and accessible reference work in the world. This huge
resource contains almost 2 million words and phrases from Oxford's
English language and bilingual dictionaries. Individual Oxford titles
may be found amongst our eResources by Subject pages.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Online and at Ref/B51/.R68/1998
This ten volume set begun
in 1991 serves as an update to the Encyclopedia of Philosophy. An
extensive subject index with ample cross references, this set is
invaluable for obtaining and overview of major philosophical areas of
research. Contains bibliographies.
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Designed from its inception as a dynamic reference work. Each entry is
maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the
field. All entries and updates are refereed by the members of a
distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public.
Handbooks and Manuals
- Philosopher's Guide to Sources, Research Tools, Professional
Life, and Related Fields
- Ref/ Z/7125/.D445
various types of resources in philosophy. Arranged by time period,
school, material type. Dated. Well-indexed.
- Ready Reference to Philosophy East and West
"...a readily accessible account
of the history of philosophy." (preface) Arranged by time period
and type -i.e., Middle Ages, Indian Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy.
Brief index to philosophers and philosophical movements and theories.
- Companion to the Philosophy of Mind
Comprised of in-depth essays, this
handbook is helpful for synthesizing related concepts.
- Handbook of Western Philosophy
Begins with chapter on "What is
Philosophy?" and continues with individual, beautifully written
essays on philosophical issues such as truth, analysis of knowledge,
induction and probability, Aesthetics. Notes and bibliography included
at close of each essay. Notes on contributors provided at end as well as
index and chronology.
- A History of Women Philosophers
A three volume set (the fourth
volume covering 1900 to date is on order) providing full length overview
articles on major women philosophers from 600 B.C.E. through 1900 C.E.
- Fifty Major Philosophers
- Ref/ B/72/C59/1987
each philosopher is included: "a short statement containing the
main thrust of his philosophy; information about his life; and concise
expositions of one or two aspects of his thought, along with mention,
where appropriate, of its connection with the thought of other
philosophers." (preface) Includes "Further Readings" at the close of
each article and a brief glossary in back.
Indexes and Abstracts
- Humanities Full Text
- Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical
studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related
fields. Covers 1984 to the present.
- Philosopher's Index
- The comprehensive scholarly database covering book and journals
since 1940 in philosophy. It is a major source of information in such
areas as anesthetics, epistmology, ethics, logic, etc.
- Wilson Select Plus
- Contains full-text articles from 800 periodicals. Covers 1994
to the present.
- A collection of abstracts and articles from over 200 scholarly
journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5
World Wide Web
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- Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews:
The Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews features reviews of scholarly
philosophical books, January 2002 - present.
- Philosophy Documentation Center:
The Philosophy Documentation Center located at Bowling Green State University
serves the community of philosophers world wide.
While a "dot com" or commercial site, useful for uncovering recent
- Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
Hosted by Earlham College, this is a reliable gateway to WWW resources