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Philosophy: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Online Handbooks & Companions

Interested in learning more about a philosopher or philosophical topic or concept?  Check the feature titles below.

Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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
Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie (12 vols.)
1st Floor: B 43 .R59
Encyclopedia of Ethics (3 vols.)
Reference Collection: BJ 63 .E45 2001
Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (4 vols.)
1st Floor: 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.)
Closed Stacks: BH 56 .E53 1998; 2007 online version 
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