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This guide recommends resources and strategies for finding Philosophy information in support of learning and research.
Image:Allegory of Philosophy. By Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard. Public Domain.
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 Theory. Includes Aesthetics, Ethics, Feminist, Legal, Social, and Political Philosophies.
- Science, Logic, and Mathematics. Includes 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.
PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online This link opens in a new window
This extensive collection of philosophical articles, books, papers, and more is great first place to look for many philosophy research pursuits. Much, though not all, of the content is full-text.
Cambridge Companions Online This link opens in a new window
Contains substantial downloadable essays with chronologies and guides to further reading. Covers literature, poetry, theatre, philosophy, religion, historical and cultural topics, as well as scholarly writings covering major authors, artists, philosophers, topics, and time periods. Addresses subjects and figures as diverse as Gothic Fiction and Arabic Philosophy, Tom Stoppard and Martin Luther, Jane Austin and Stravinsky.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
A large collection of full-text interdisciplinary scholarly journals and books, with journal content, often extending to the first volume of a periodical. Auraria Library supplies access to these JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences; Life Sciences, Biological Sciences; and the Health & General Sciences Collection.
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:
Search for books, journals, videos, and databases. Verify that Auraria Library owns or does not own an item, in print or online, by running a search here. It does *not* search for articles.
Try one of the collections below to identify books in libraries statewide and worldwide.
Not in our library? Search this catalog, which has material from academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Auraria Campus students, staff, and faculty can request over 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other material at no charge and the item(s) will be delivered to Auraria Library for pick-up.
Still no luck? Get materials from libraries around the world here. This extremely comprehensive catalog lists the holdings of thousands of libraries throughout North America & beyond.
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:
B GENERAL PHILOSOPHY
- 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
BD METAPHYSICS & EPISTEMOLOGY
- 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
- 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