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PHILOSOPHY: Research Guide | Get Started

Resource suggestions and search tips for research in philosophy.

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Rodin's "The Thinker" sculptureIn this Guide, you'll find:

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Reference sources - great for getting started

Reference sources can be a great starting point for research. Reference sources typically provide definitions, give topic overviews, and explain theories. They can also point to additional readings and scholarship. Examples of reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, manuals, and textbooks. 

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Essentials of Philosophy and Ethics

Covers a wide range of philosophical ideas. ebook

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The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy

The leading, full-scale comprehensive dictionary of philosophical terms and thinkers. ebook

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Encyclopedia of the Mind

Explores the multidimensional nature of the human mind. REF 150 En192

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Encyclopedia of Ethics

Coverage of ethical theory as pursued among English-speaking philosophers. ebook

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Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Features articles from international experts across the discipline of philosophy. ebook

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A Dictionary of Philosophical Logic

Introduces students to the main problems and positions of philosophical logic. ebook

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A Dictionary of Philosophy

Spans the personalities, terminology and vocabulary of thousands of years of philosophical thought in addition to the more recent social and psychological sciences. ebook