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Philosophy and the Theory of Knowledge
Revised by Karilyn Jaap
Books on philosophy are located on the second floor of the library: general introductory materials can be found in the classification BD21, while works on the general theory of knowledge are in BD161. Additional titles on these same topics can be located in the online catalog using the subject headings: philosophy—introductions and knowledge, theory of.
Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. REF B41 .C35 1999.
Signed entries, alphabetically arranged, cover the spectrum of terms used in the field. Biographical sketches of important philosophers are given, including some still living. An appendix of special symbols and an index of selected names are at the back.
Dictionary of World Philosophy. REF B41 .I26 2001.
Each entry is followed by a short reading list. Helpful cross-references appear throughout. Biographical material only occurs if the name is attached to a school of thought.
Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy. REF B163 .E53 1997.
A one-volume work covering ancient philosophy and philosophers. Includes an index.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 8 v. plus supp. REF B41 .E5.
An important and seminal work, despite its age (1967), designed “to cover the whole of philosophy as well as many of the points of contact between philosophy and other disciplines.” Each lengthy, signed entry is followed by a bibliography. Biographies of eminent world philosophers are included. There is a substantial index at the back of volume 8. A one-volume supplement was issued in 1996 to cover the last “three decades of robust philosophical debate.” It follows the same format as the original, including updates on biographical entries. Cross-references to the 1967 edition are used throughout the text, and the index is cumulative.
Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas . REF B105 .I28H87 1994.
Short entries, alphabetically arranged, “cutting across 21 distinct disciplines.” Includes biographies. An index of subjects and an index of people are at the back.
Key Ideas in Human Thought. REF B41 .K48 1993.
Attempts “to show the networks of thought which govern our activities.” Multi-disciplinary in scope. Entries are signed; some carry bibliographies.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 10 v. REF B51 .R68 1998.
Each entry is lengthy, signed, and carries an extensive bibliography. Scope is world-wide, including non-Western thought as well as relatively recent advances in the field. Biographies of major contributors to the profession are included. The final volume contains the index.
Fifty Major Philosophers. REF B72 .C59 1987.
Names are arranged in chronological order; however, no living philosopher has been included. Each entry gives basic information about the individual’s life and contributions followed by notes, a list of writings, and a bibliography. The table of contents serves as an index.
Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers. REF B104 .B56 1996.
A one-volume source for biographical information on the most notable philosophers of the 20 th century. Provides both background information and publication information for major works and secondary literature. This source is arranged alphabetically and also includes indices by nationality, category, interests, influences, people and subjects.
Philosophy: A Guide to the Reference Literature. REF B72 .B96 1997.
Divided into 16 topical chapters, each giving an annotated list of titles. An introductory chapter discusses the scope and perspective of the subject. Author, title, and subject indexes at the back.
Expanded Academic ASAP. 1980 to date. Libraries of the USF System
Covers all academic disciplines, including philosophy. Delivers full-text and graphics for journal articles from 1997 to the present.
Humanities Full Text. 1984 to date. Libraries of the USF System
Gives citations and abstracts for over 300 journal titles, concentrating in the humanities and fine arts. The major publications in philosophy are included. Full text of articles starts with the 1995 issues.
Philosopher’s Index. 1940 to date. Libraries of the USF System
Gives citations and abstracts from books and journals in philosophy and related fields. Covers all areas of philosophy plus material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
Project Muse. 1995 to date. Johns Hopkins (through Libraries of the USF System Databases).
Provides full-text access to over 250 journal titles, concentrating in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
Ethics . Print: 1981 to date. Online: 1938-2001. Refereed.
Inquiry. Online: 1998 to date. Refereed.
Journal of Applied Philosophy. Online: 1997 to date.
Journal of Philosophy. Print: 1994 to date. Online: 1921-2000. Refereed.
Journal of the History of Ideas. Online: 1940 to date. Refereed.
Mind. Online: 1876 to date. Refereed.
Monist. Online: 1995 to date. Refereed.
Philosophical Perspectives. Online: 1987-1995; 2003 to date. Refereed.
Philosophical Quarterly. Online: 1950 to date. Refereed.
Philosophical Review. Print: 1980 to date. Online: 1999 to date. Refereed.
Philosophical Studies. Online: 1997 to date. Refereed.
Philosophy. Online: 1998 to date. Refereed.
Philosophy and Literature. Online: 1995 to date. Refereed.
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Online: 1940-2000. Refereed.
Philosophy and Rhetoric. Online: 1999 to date. Refereed.
Philosophy and Social Criticism. Online: 1999 to date. Refereed.
Philosophy East and West . Online: 1951 to date. Refereed.Review of Metaphysics . Print: 1978-2001. Online: 1992