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Philosophy: Books & e-Books

This guide introduces you to some resources you may find useful while researching topics in Philosophy.

Find books using the catalogue

Search the Library catalogue to locate books, government documents, audio-visuals, electronic resources, and other non-journal materials in the various Library locations.

Use the catalogue's Author or Title indexes if you wish to locate materials whose authors or titles you already know.

Consult the catalogue's Help pages for assistance in a variety of areas, including Catalogue Locations, Catalogue Status Messages, and Catalogue Searching.

Browse the Library's collection of electronic books on a variety of philosophical topics, most of which are from NetLibrary and MyiLibrary.

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Use subject headings to find books

The Subject Heading index contains standardized subject headings (i.e., terms and phrases) from the Library of Congress Subject Headings assigned to library materials during the cataloguing process that represent major topics covered in those materials. Subject headings covering some broad Philosophy topics you can search in the Library's catalogue include:




Feminism -- Philosophy

Knowledge, Theory of




Philosophy, Ancient

Philosophy, Medieval

Philosophy, Modern -- 17th century

Philosophy, Modern -- 18th century

Philosophy, Modern -- 19th century

Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century

To locate information about a particular philosopher, search the Subject Heading index using the philosopher's name (LastName, FirstName). For example:


Descartes, Rene


Hegel, Georg

Hume, David

Kant, Immanuel

Kierkegaard, Soren

Nietzsche, Friedrich

Russell, Bertrand

Thomas Aquinas

Wittgenstein, Ludwig