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Philosophy Series

If you are looking for an introduction to a philosopher or philosophical topic, companions and guides cover key thinkers, concepts, and topics.  Try searching the library catalog for these series:

  • Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
  • Blackwell Philosophy Guides
  • Oxford Readings in Philosophy
  • Routledge Companions in Philosophy (Sample search in library catalog: routledge companion aesthetics)
    • Cambridge Companions (Sample search in library catalog: cambridge companion plato)



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          Library of Congress Call Numbers in Philosophy

          Philosophy (General) B 1-5802
          Ancient Philosophy (600 BC – 430 AD) B 108-708
          Medieval Philosophy (430 AD–1450 AD) B 720-765
          Renaissance Philosophy B 770-785
          Modern Philosophy (1450 AD – present) B 790-5802
          Logic BC 1-199
          Speculative philosophy BD 10-701
          Metaphysics BD 95-131
          Epistemology. Theory of knowledge BD 143-237
          Speculative philosophy -- Methodology BD 240-260
          Ontology (including being, the soul, life, death) BD 300-450
          Cosmology (including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds) BD 493-701
          Aesthetics BH 1-301
          Ethics BJ 1-1725

          For a more detailed breakdown of LC classification in philosophy, see
          A Guide to Philososophy in the Library of Congress Classification (created by John R. Shook)

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