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Philosophy: Home/Books

This is a guide to library resources and web sites to support research and exploration in Philosophy.

General Research Tools

Research@UWW searches "Everything" (articles, books, ebooks, videos, government documents, etc.) in all disciplines. Add filters like date or resource type (e.g., articles) after a search. Books, media, and more UW Whitewater searches just UW-W library holdings.

Google Scholar finds scholarly sources (e.g., journal articles). Configure it to link to subscription database content.

Google Books finds and describes books; previews may allow searching the text and reading all or portions of it online.

Databases by Subject or A-Z by title list Library subscription & free databases for articles, dissertations, statistics, etc.

Journal Search searches journal, magazine or newspaper titles to see if there is access online or in other formats.

Note: Licensed resources require a UW-W login (the e-mail/Canvas Net-ID ). The Troubleshooting page may help with difficulties.

Browsing Library Shelves - Philosophy

Call numbers on library books group them by topic. Books dealing with philosophy in most of the library collections (Main Collection, Reference, etc.) have call numbers starting with B. Lettered areas are further subdivided by additional letters and/or numbers (see examples below). Use this information to browse library shelves.

B - Philosophy (General)

B1-105  General works

By period (including individual philosophers and schools of philosophy)

B108-118 Ancient

B121-161 "Orient" (includes China and India)

B165-491 Greece

B505-626 Greco-Roman

B630-708 Alexandrian and Early Christian

B720-765 Medieval

B770-785 Renaissance

B790-4695 Modern

BC - Logic

BD - Speculative philosophy

BD95-131 Metaphysics

BD143-237 Epistemology. Theory of Knowledge

BD300-450 Ontology (including being, the soul, life, death)

BJ - Ethics

BJ71-1185...History and general works (including individual ethical philosophers)

BJ1188-1295 Religious ethics

BJ1395 . ....Feminist ethics

BJ1400-1500 Special topics

BJ1518-1697 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue (including practical and applied ethics, conduct of life, etc.)

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