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Philosophy: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Online Reference Shelf

Would you like to know more about a philosopher or philosophical topic or concept?  The featured titles below are available online and/or in print.

Print Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Print reference books are located either in the Reference Collection (near the 2nd floor Reference Desk) or in the general collection. (Large, multi-volume sets are often located in the general collection.)


The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (8 vols.)
Reference Collection: B 41 .E5 1972
Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Supplement (1 vol.)
Reference Collection: B 41 .E5 1996
The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
Reference Collection: B 41 .C35 1999
Encyclopedia of Ethics (3 vols.)
Reference Collection: BJ 63 .E45 2001
Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (4 vols.)
BJ 63 .E44 1998
Encyclopedia of Bioethics (5 vols.)
Reference Collection QH 332 .EH2 1995
Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.)
1st Floor: BL 31 .E4
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (4 vols.)
BH 56 .E53 1998 (Closed Stacks); online version here
World Philosophy: Essay-reviews of 225 Major Works (5 vols.; ed. Magill)
1st Floor: B 21 .W6 1982
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (4 vols.)
1st Floor: B 802 .E53 2003
Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy
1st Floor: B 121 .C66 1997
Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen
1st Floor: BL 1005 .L4813 1989
Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy
1st Floor: B 163 .E53 1997
Greek Philosophical Terms: A Historical Lexicon
1st Floor: B 49 .P4
Hypatia’s Daughters: Fifteen Hundred Years of Women Philosophers
1st Floor: B 105 .W6 H97 1996
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