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Philosophy Library Guide

Your guide to resources and sources for students exploring philosophical concepts and topics.

Books Matter

In comparison to articles, books offer more thorough coverage of a topic, draw on a wider range of preexisting scholarship, and often excel in placing an argument in broader thematic and disciplinary context. Consider consulting scholarly books first in your own research. Use them to provide: 

  • helpful introduction and overview of a topic;
  • comprehensive literature review that outlines the major scholars and existing points of view on a topic;
  • detailed study of a topic, usually broken down into manageable chapters;
  • extensive bibliography to guide you toward related works.

Find Books

Philosophy eBook Collections

Once in OSO, you can search by topic or browse using the facets on the left-side to narrow down to the following categories: 

  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • General
  • History of Philosophy
  • Logic / Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Metaphysics / Epistemology
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Political Philosophy
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