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Resources and strategies for finding Philosophy information in support of learning and research.


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This guide recommends resources and strategies for finding Philosophy information in support of learning and research.

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What's in this Guide?

  • Books and eBooks. See the Books box to the right for strategies for finding books and eBooks.
  • General.  This page notes top journals in the study of Philosophy as well as notable websites, books, and videos supplying topic overviews.
  • The pages in this guide defined below highlight the diverse categories, sometimes interrelated and overlapping, in the study of Philosophy. Each tabbed page features recommendations for online collections, representative book titles, useful websites, and notable journals in the field.
    • Metaphysics & Epistemology Includes Metaphilosopy, Theory of Knowledge, and Philosophies of Language, Mind, and Religion.
    • Value TheoryIncludes Aesthetics, Ethics, Feminist, Legal, Social, and Political Philosophies.
    • Science, Logic, and MathematicsIncludes Logic, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and Philosophy of Science.
    • History of Western Philosophy.  Includes Ancient Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Century Philosophies.
    • Philosophical Traditions Includes African/Africana, Arabic, Asian, Continental, and European Philosophies, and Philosophy of the Americas
  • Biographies Strategies and resources for finding information on notable philosophers.
  • Philosophy Educational Opportunities.  Find links to Auraria campus Philosophy Departments, events, and courses. This page also has links to philosophy conference/event announcement sites as well as directories describing graduate and undergraduate options nationwide and guidance on interpreting the quality of Philosophy programs. 

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Find ebooks and records representing physical books in the Auraria Library by searching by title, author or keywords describing your topic using one of these search options:

Try one of the collections below to identify books in libraries statewide and worldwide.

Though many of the Library's books are in eBook format, browsing the Library's physical book collection is an interesting way to uncover topics of interest - and many terrific books are still available only in print format.

Books are arranged by call numbers based on the Library of Congress classification system. Each call number starts with a letter or letters and represents a subject area. Books on the 2nd floor can be checked-out. Places to browse include:


  • B1-99 General works
  • B108-708 Ancient
  • B720-765 Medieval
  • B770-785 Renaissance
  • B790-5802 Modern
  • B808-849 Special topics and schools of philosophy
  • B850-5739 By region or country
  • B5800-5802 By religion


  • BD10-41 General philosophical works
  • BD95-131 Metaphysics
  • BD143-237 Epistemology
  • BD240-260 Methodology
  • BD300-450 Ontology Including being, the soul, life, death
  • BD493-701 Cosmology Including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds


       BJ   ETHICS

  • BJ71-1185 History and general works Including individual ethical philosophers
  • BJ1188-1295 Religious ethics
  • BJ1298-1335 Evolutionary and genetic ethics
  • BJ1365-1385 Positivist ethics
  • BJ1388 Socialist ethics
  • BJ1390-1390.5 Communist ethics
  • BJ1392 Totalitarian ethics
  • BJ1395 Feminist ethics
  • BJ1518-1697 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue Including practical and applied ethics, conduct of life, vices, success, ethics for children
  • BJ1725 Ethics of social groups, classes, etc. Professional ethics


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