Philosophy: A Guide to the Reference Literature

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Libraries Unlimited, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 385 pages
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A newly reorganized, up-to-date overview of key reference works in philosophy, reflects a veritable explosion of reference sources, both print and online, published over the past decade. Nearly 300 of the 700+ entries consist of new material, with an additional 50 entries substantially revised and updated. English-language sources are emphasized, but important non-English works are also well represented. For professional philosophers, philosophy educators, students from beginning to graduate, and librarians.

This guide represents a substantial updating and complete re-organization of the author's 1997 "Philosophy: A Guide to the Reference Literature," 2nd edition (1st edition, 1986). It reflects a veritable explosion of reference sources, both print and online, in the field of philosophy over the past decade. Nearly 300 entries (or 40 percent) are entirely new. An additional 50 or so entries have substantial revisions recording new editions, changes in serial publications, series, and websites, or additional volumes completed in multi-volume sets. In addition, it has been entirely re-organized along topical lines. Each of its twenty-three chapters is divided into four sections: (1) general sources, (2) history of philosophy, (3) branches of philosophy, and (4) miscellanea. This new arrangement accords better with the greatly expanded range of philosophy reference sources and makes it easier for the user to identify related sources of different types (bibliographies, dictionaries, web gateways, etc.) on the same topic. Like its predecessor "Guide to Reference Sources in Philosophy," the 3rd edition aims to serve a diverse audience of professional philosophers, philosophy educators, students from beginning to graduate, and librarians. All entries include generous annotations that are often evaluative as well as descriptive. English-language sources are emphasized, but non-English works important to researchers or of interest to users with facility in other languages are also well-represented.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1Introduction
1
Chapter 2General Bibliographic and Research Guides
15
Chapter 3General Bibliographies
21
Chapter 4General Indexes Abstract and Review Sources and Serial
33
Chapter 5National and Regional Bibliographies and Indexes
43
Chapter 6General Internet Resource Directories and Gateways
55
Chapter 7General Encyclopedias Dictionaries and Handbooks
61
Chapter 8Comprehensive History Sources
97
Modern through Nineteenth Century
165
Twentieth and Twentyfirst Centuries
203
Chapter 15Aesthetics Philosophy of Art and of Art Criticism
235
Chapter 16Epistemology Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind
241
Chapter 17Ethics
249
Chapter 18Logic and the Philosophies of Mathematics Science and Social
277
Chapter 19Philosophy of Education
287
Chapter 21Social Political and Legal Philosophy
297

Chapter 9NonWestern Philosophy
111
General National and Regional
127
Ancient
139
Medieval and Renaissance
151
Chapter 22Other Branches of Philosophy and Special Topics
309
Chapter 23Sundry Currents Schools and Movements
317
Chapter 24Directories and Miscellaneous Reference Sources
329
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HANS E. BYNAGLE is Library Director and Professor of Philosophy, Whitworth College, Spokane.

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