FINDING RESOURCES IN PHILOSOPHY
AND ETHICS

Dr. Bryan M. Carson, J.D., M.I.L.S.
Philosophy and Religion Librarian / Coordinator of Reference and Library Instruction
Western Kentucky University Libraries
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
bryan.carson@wku.edu

Copyright 1993, 1995, 1997-2001. All rights reserved

Contents

INTRODUCTION NON-WESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND THOUGHT
BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND INDEXES ETHICS AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY
DICTIONARIES JURISPRUDENCE AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
ENCYCLOPEDIAS THE MIND AND THOUGHT
LOGIC DIRECTORIES
HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND PRIMARY WORKS INDEX OF TITLES

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind / Edited by Chris Eliasmith. St Louis, Mo. : Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, Department of Philosophy, Washington University, 1997.http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~philos/MindDict/
This work is a dictionary on the World Wide Web. The dictionary is intended to reflect current approaches to the philosophy of mind. Most submissions are from professional philosophers and ABD graduate students in philosophy. All submissions are subject to blind review by approved members of the review board.

Dictionary of Philosophy / Antony Flew. London : McMillan, 1979.
Contains definitions and entries about philosophers (mostly European). Although some terms are cross-referenced, many other terms are not. This is a good place to look for general definitions; however, some of the entries make use of symbols or advanced syllogisms.

Dictionary of Philosophy / A. R. Lacey. London, Boston : Routledge & K. Paul, 1976.
This work contains general definitions and entries on terms used in the field of philosophy and on 80 individual philosophers. Cross-references are denoted by small capital letters. Individual terms which are cross-referenced are shown by the use of italics. Each entry contains a list of readings.

Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology / Edited by James Mark Baldwin. Gloucester, Massachusetts : P. Smith, 1960.
Contains short definitions of terms used in philosophy and psychology in non-technical, lay-person's terms. The entries are cross-referenced. Each article is signed by initials. This is an older work, but it is still used by practitioners in both fields.

Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion : Eastern and Western Thought / William L. Reese. New and enlarged edition. Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press, 1996.
This dictionary contains short defining entries on various topics and thinkers in the fields of philosophy and religion. It is alphabetical, and contains cross-references. The entries are clear and concise. This is a basic work for quick definitions.

Philosophical Dictionary / Edited by Walter Brugger; translated by Kenneth Baker. Spokane : Gonzaga University Press, 1972.
This work contains short, signed entries on assorted popular topics within the field. The work is non-technical. The book does not contain a bibliography, nor does it have cross-references. This dictionary is good for general background information on a particular topic.

Philosophical Dictionary / Voltaire. Basic Books, 1967. 2 volumes.
This book contains essays on various topics in philosophy. It was written by the French philosopher and thinker Voltaire (1694-1778). The work functions more as a set of essays than as a dictionary. This is a classic work that should be consulted by serious students and scholars in the field.

Oxford Companion to Philosophy / Edited by Ted Honderich. Oxford, New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
A series of short entries on topics relating to philosophy, this work attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of classical and English-language philosophy in a format accessible to undergraduates. The signed entries range from one paragraph to one page in length. There are readings at the end of each article. There are appendices on logical symbols, maps of philosophy, and a chronological table of philosophy. There is also an index of terms which functions as a thesaurus in suggesting the headings that are used within the work.

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Last updated August 30, 2001