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PHIL 1110: Philosophy in practice: Is everything real made of atoms?: Reference

Olin Reference Collection

Olin Library Reference Collection

Encyclopedias & dictionaries are great for:

  • choosing a topic
  • educating yourself quickly
  • perspective on a topic
  • variant spellings, vocabulary, terminology
  • bibliography

Philosophy Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online.
(online; print version: Olin Reference B 51 .R68 1998)
Find articles on philosophers and philosophical topics. Strong coverage in ethics. Online version regularly updated.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
(online only)
Readable, frquently-updated articles.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2nd ed. 2006.
(online; print version: Olin Reference B 51 .E56 2006 +)
An updated version of the orginal, classic 1967 edition.

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.
(online; print version: Olin Reference B 51 .094 2005)
Interesting, brief ruminations on philosophical topics. See, for instance, the entry on ethics and morality.

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy.
(online; print version: Olin Reference B 41 .B53 2005)
Definitions for frequently used philosophical terms.





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