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Philosophy: Getting Started

Guide to library resources in philosophy and related fields.

Thomas Aquinas


"Philosophy, then, is not a doctrine, not some simplistic scheme for orienting oneself in the world, certainly not an instrument or achievement of human Dasein."


This library guide presents an overview of the good library resources for basic philosophy research and in its allied fields, like ethics, logic, etc..

Philosophy touches on many other subjects -- psychology, economics, the classics, history, and literature, etc.  You may want to consult subject guides in these areas, too.

This guide is divided into sections (see tabs above):

Outline of Philosophy

Wikipedia provides this synoptic view of philosophy in outline form




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