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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Non-Western Philosophy and Thought
History of Philosophy and Primary Works
Philosophy Resources http://www.augustana.ab.ca/~janzb/afphilpage.htm
This Web page is a very comprehensive look at African philosophy resources,
including Websites, journals, associations, papers, email lists, materials
on philosophers, and topics within the field of African philosophy. There
is also a listing of sites for African countries, and materials on African
This is a site that contains primary materials relating to Chinese philsophy,
including writings of Confucius, I Ching, Mencius on Goverence, Chuang
Tze, Lao Tze DaoDeJing, and SunZi's Art of War.
Philosophy and Religion : A Launch-pad to India's Spiritual Treasure /
This Web page contains a comprehensive listing of links to primary and
secondary resources in Indian philosophy. In addition to traditional schools
and religious texts, the site also links to modern schools of thought.
Moksha Journal / Yoga Anand
This journal was founded in 1984 for the purpose of publishing essays
and poetry pertaining to the concept of Moksha, defined by Monier-Williams
as "liberation, release." Moksha reflects a multiplicity of perspectives,
including works pertaining to Yoga, various schools of Buddhism, Sufism,
Eastern and Western philosophy, meditation, and mystical Christianity.
for Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Studies / University of Tokyo
This site has links to Indian philosophy, Japanese Philosophy, and Buddhist
sites on the World Wide Web.
World Philosophy : Essay-Reviews of 225 Major Works / Edited by
Frank N. McGill and Ian P. McGreal. 5 volumes. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
: Salem Press, 1982.
Contains 225 primary works, and at least 2 secondary critical essays about
each primary work. The readability of the language varies; however, it
would be best for the user to have a background in philosophy before using
An Introduction to African Philosophy / Samuel Oluoch Imbo. Lanham,
M.D. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998.
This introductory work takes the subject of modern African philosophy
and gives an overview of where African thought has gone since World War
Two. There is excellent coverage of some of the controversies within the
field of African philosophy, such as whether African thought can be expressed
in a non-African language, or whether work on non-African ideas by African
thinkers constitutes African philosophy. The endnotes are at the end of
each chapter. In addition, there is a comprehensive list of readings at
the end of the book, as well as a good index.
African Philosophy : An Introduction / Richard A. Wright. Lantham,
MD : University Press of America, 1984.
This anthology of African philosophy covers an area that does not have
much writing. The book is helpful in understanding what contemporary African
philosophy is all about.
Indian Philosophy / Radhakrishnan. London : George Allen &
Unwin Ltd. 1923, 1966. 2 volumes.
Important work on the background of Indian and Hindu philosophy. References
are in footnotes spread throughout the text, and there is an index in
the back of the book.
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Last updated August 30, 2001