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A Guide to Philosophy Resources

Guide to resources for the study of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Biographical Reference

The major national biographies can be excellent sources for biographies of major, in most cases dead, philosophers.

See also the Biography and genealogy master index (Gale).

Specialized Reference Works

To find more in-depth information about a particular area of philosophy, there are a number of more specialized reference works that are worth consulting. Many of these available in the following series:

The following titles are useful sources of in-depth information on particular subfields of philosophy


Ancient Philosophy

"Continental Philosophy"


Metaphysics & Epistemology

Philosophy of Language & Logic

Philosophy of Mind

Political Philosophy