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Philosophy: In the Library

This is a guide to the Library's collection in Philosophy. It is not comprehensive, but rather provides a good starting point for research.

Hours and Information


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Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Philosophy 

  • B--Philosophy‚Äč
  • BC--Logic
  • BD Speculative Philosophy
  • BF--Psychology
  • BH--Aesthetics
  • BJ--Ethics
  • BL--Religions, Mythology, Rationalism
  • BM--Judaism
  • BP--Islam, Bahai Faith
  • BQ--Buddhism
  • BR--Christianity
  • BS--The Bible
  • BT--Doctrinal Theology
  • BV--Practical Theology
  • BX--Christian Denominations

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Philosophy resources in the Library Catalog:

  • Aesthetics
  • The Bible
  • Buddhism
  • Ethics
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Logic
  • Philosophy
  • Religions
  • Theology

Catalog Search

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Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.


The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:

The Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

Intellectual history and conceptual change ; Dawn of the 17th century, Aristotelian scholasticism ; New vision of Francis Bacon
Call # Great Courses  Popular B801 .B57 2003

Great world religions: Buddhism

Buddhism challenges some of the most important Western ideas about God, human life, and the self. In Buddhism, there is no single almighty God who created the world. 

Call # Great Courses   Popular BQ4012 .E25

Great world religions: Hinduism

Provides an overview of Hinduism and discusses why Hinduism is perhaps the most diverse religion of all. 

Call # Great Courses   Popular  BL1210 .M84 

Great world religions: Judaism

Contains 12 lectures of thirty minutes each, which survey the history, traditions, and practice of Judaism from biblical times to today, with explanations of the major aspects of Jewish culture

Call # Great Courses   Popular  BM562 .G34 2003d DVD   

Great world religions: Christianity

Provides an overview of Christianity, the world's largest religion, and discusses why, in addition to being vast and popular, it is also extremely complex and often highly contradictory. 

Call # Great Courses Popular BR121.3 .J64 2003d DVD