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A selective guide to information resources in Philosophy at Queen's University Library.


[Owl of Minerva]

This is a selective guide intended as a point of departure for your research in Philosophy.  Using the menu on the left, you can navigate through the various types of resources available through Queen's University Library including print, online and multimedia.

Approaches to Research in Philosophy

The following books describe how to conduct research in the field of philosophy and provide lists of annotated important sources.

Philosophy: a Guide to the Reference Literature
REF Z7125.B97 2006

The Philosopher's Guide to Sources, Research Tools, Professional Life and Related Fields
REF Z7125.D445

The Philosopher's Toolkit: a Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods
REF BC177.B19 2003

"This book ties together the many methodological "tools" of philosophy, such as logic, conceptual analysis, moral and aesthetic criticism, and the limits of human reasoning into a concise, readable, and accurate descriptive analysis. Cross-references follow each brief section, with useful and up-to-date suggestions for further, more in-depth reading."

Also refer to the following useful book:

Blackwell Companion to Philosophy

The emphasis of this book is on Anglo-American philosophy in the mid-to-late 20th century. It combines chapters on historical developments in philosophy with specialist chapters on standard introductory topics, central concepts, and debates within the field.

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Covid-19 & Philosophy: Towards a Bibliography
Jef Delvaux, a Ph.D. student in philosophy at York University, has undertaken the project of putting together a bibliography of writings by philosophers about the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues.The bibliography is divided into three sections: academic philosophy, written public philosophy, and non-written media.