Philosophy: A Guide to the Reference Literature, 3rd ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref B72 .B95x 2006
With roughly 700 entries, some 300 new to this edition and 50 others revised and updated, this work provides an overview of print and online philosophical reference sources published over the past decade. Also new to this edition is the topical arrangement of the entries, presented in sections covering general references, history of philosophy (western and non- western), branches of philosophy, and miscellanea. The last covers sundry currents, schools, and movements and directories and miscellaneous reference sources and the fist three are also subdivided in standard ways. Entries provide publishing information alongside evaluative annotations.
The Philosopher's Index (1967-2008)
Call Number: Hol Ref B1 .P4
Standard bibliography of scholarly works in philosophy. Coverage dates back to 1940 and includes print and electronic journals, books, anthologies, contributions to anthologies and book reviews for titles published from the 1950s forward. Includes scholarly articles on aesthetics, axiology, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, metaphilosophy, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of education, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion¸ philosophy of science, political philosophy and social philosophy.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd ed. (10 vols.)
Call Number: Hol Ref B51 .E53 2006
Contains more than 2,100 entries -- including more than 450 new articles. Among the many topics covered are African, Islamic, Jewish, Russian, Chinese, and Buddhist philosophies; bioethics and biomedical ethics; art and aesthetics; epistemology; metaphysics; peace and war; social and political philosophy; the Holocaust; feminist thought; and much more. Additionally, the second edition also features 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought throughout history. Also see eBook version above.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Call Number: Hol Ref CB9 .N49 2005
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. See eBook above.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Call Number: Hol Ref B51 .R68 1998
A global encyclopedia of metaphysical thought--not just philosophy, but theology as well, with over 2,000 individual articles, including entries for Cheng Hao and Baal Shem Tov along with René Descartes and Immanuel Kant, and it discusses Mahayana Buddhism as ably as it discusses deconstruction theory. Also see an abridged eBook version above.
Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers
Call Number: Hol Ref B851 .D53 2005
The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, which contains 1082 entries by over 500 authors, provides an account of philosophical thought in the United States and Canada between 1860 and the present. A dictionary for early American philosophers from the colonial period to the Civil War is in preparation. An envisioned dictionary for Latin America will encompass Mexico to complete the coverage of North America. Electronic version available above.
Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy
Call Number: Hol Ref B121 .E53 2001
From Abhidharma to Zurvan, this important new resource identifies and defines the principal concepts and individuals in Asian philosophy throughout the world. The comprehensive geographic coverage encompasses China, Japan, India, the Middle East, the United States and Australasia, with an emphasis on contemporary developments and movements.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
Call Number: Hol Ref DT14 .I74 2010
Offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, and important social movements.
Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500 (2 vols.)
Call Number: Hol Ref B721 .E53 2011
Covers all areas of philosophy in the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, ranging from 500 to 1500 CE, with general entries on medieval philosophers and medieval philosophies and on the key terms and concepts in the subject area along with in-depth details and analyses of particular theories. Social and cultural context are provided through material on the teaching of philosophy during this period, including the career of philosophers and the place of philosophy in medieval universities.
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
Call Number: Hol Ref BH56 .E53 1998
Surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society--from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. Featuring 600 original articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, it is a comprehensive survey of majorconcepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts--from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.
The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics
Call Number: Hol Ref BH56 .O94 2003
A comprehensive guide on the theory, application, history, and future of aesthetics in philosophical and artistic contexts.
Encyclopedia of Ethics (3 vols.)
Call Number: Hol Ref BJ63 .E45 2001
435 signed articles on topics in meta-ethics, ethical theory, perennial moral problems, and political, social, and legal theory. There are survey articles on trends and eras; summaries of leading concepts, principles, and theoretical problems; and biographical entries for philosophers whose place in the history of ethics is secure, as well as a few contemporaries whose seniority and eminence make their inclusion appropriate.
Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (4 vols.)
Call Number: Hol Ref BJ63 .E445x 1998
Based on twelve major categories, such as Biomedical Ethics and Environmental Ethics. Religious traditions that embody normative beliefs, as well as classical theories of ethics, are explored in a non-judgmental manner. Each of the twelve categories is divided into discrete areas that are covered by 281 five- to six-thousand word articles.
RoutledgeCurzon Encyclopedia of Confucianism (2 vols.)
Call Number: Hol Ref BL1840 .R68 2003
Covers Confucianism as a whole, in 1235 entries on its history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and on the new thinking taking place in China and other Eastern Asian countries.
Encyclopedia of Taoism (2 vols.)
Call Number: Hol Ref BL1920 .E539 2008
Provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship, with approximately 1,750 entries, which fall into the following broad categories: surveys of general topics; schools and traditions; persons; texts; terms; deities; immortals; temples and other sacred sites.
The History of Western Philosophy of Religion
Call Number: Hol Ref BL51 .H575 2009
Comprehensive history of the philosophy of religion, the History of Western Philosophy of Religion covers Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century philosophy of religion. Written by an international range of leading scholars, the entries, each devoted to a major philosopher of religion, have been chosen to reflect the breadth and variety of perspectives in the history of Western philosophy of religion. In addition to entries on major philosophers and schools, thinkers whose work has greatly influenced the philosophy of religion....
Confucian Studies: Critical Concepts in Asian Philosophy (4 vols.)
Call Number: Hol BL1853 .C66 2011
Volume I (‘Reassessing Confucian Traditions’) covers Confucianism in History and the focus of Volume II is on ‘Reinterpreting Confucian Ideas’. Volume III is titled ‘Reconstructing Confucian Ethics’, while the final volume in the collection brings the best scholarship on ‘Reappraising Confucian Ideals'. Note: this title is located in the circulating collection.
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
Call Number: Hol Ref B802 .E53 2003
Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses. Breaking conventional geographical boundaries, coverage includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures. Also see eBook version above.
The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy
Call Number: Hol Ref B41 .B79 2004
A concise reference to the whole history of western philosophy, from ancient Greece to the present day, spanning all the major branches of western philosophical inquiry and all of the key figures.
The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 2nd ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref B41 .C35 1999
Concisely defines both technical terms and crucial concepts on all levels and across all fields. It includes substantial explanatory articles on all major philosophers as well as hundreds of minor figures.