FINDING RESOURCES IN PHILOSOPHY
Dr. Bryan M. Carson, J.D., M.I.L.S.
Philosophy and Religion Librarian / Coordinator of Reference and Library
Western Kentucky University Libraries
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
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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
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
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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