Alvin Fritz
Philosophy Librarian
University of Washington
revised 9-21-11








  • American Philosophical Association.
    note: for complete list of department websites, under resources click on Department Web Sites.

  • Canadian Philosophical Association. Association canadienne de philosophie.

  • History of Science Society.

  • International Society for Philosophers
    note: site includes links to its Pathways School of Philosophy (distance learning online courses from the society)

  • Philosophy of Science Association.

  • University of Washington. Department of Philosophy.


  • Philosophy Resources on the Internet
    note: links to over 400 philosophers (print and electronic journals & texts, organizations, faculty & student specialists, classroom resources); topics (by historical period, by areas within philosophy, by schools and tradtions); philosophical counselling, teaching philosophy, women in philosophy, departments, faculty, graduate students, organizations, job listings, & discussion lists.

  • Philosophy: a Guide to the Reference Literature. Hans E. Bynagle. 2nd ed.
    Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1997.

  • Philosophy: a Guide to the Reference Literature. Hans E. Bynagle. 3rd ed.
    Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
    SuzRef, BotRef B72 .B97 2006

  • Philosophy in Cyberspace: a Guide to Philosophy-Related Resources on the Internet. Dey Alexander, editor.
    [Bowling Green, Ohio]: Philosophy Documentation Center, [Bowling Green State University, 1995]
    SuzRef B52.68 .P54 1995

    The Philosophy Student Writer's Manual. Anthony Graybosch, Gregory M. Scott, Stephen M. Garrison. 2nd ed.
    Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, c2003.
    SuzRef, BotRef B52.7 .G73 2003

    Research Guide to Philosophy. Terrence N. Tice and Thomas P. Slavens.
    Chicago: American Library Association, 1983.
    SuzRef, UglRef B52 .T5 1983

    note: general = concepts and terms; regions, periods, schools & movements; all fields of philosophy; may also include persons

  • A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names. Garth Kemerling.
    note: concise guide to terms and names; brief entries; numerous links to other sources and sometimes to electronic texts; may be searched alphabetically by entry, by history (chronological list of periods) or by timeline; or by philosopher.

  • A Dictionary of Philosophy. Edited by Anthony Flew and Stephen Priest. [3rd ed.]
    London: Pan, 2002.
    SuzRef B41 .D52 2002

  • The Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Donald M. Borchert, editor in chief. 2nd ed. 10 vols.
    Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, c2006.
    note: also available fulltext online
    SuzRef, BotRef B51 .E53 2006

  • The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. James Fieser, general editor; Bradley Dowden, general assistant editor.
    note: searchable by keyword (finds all locations of the word), alphabetically by entry; or by timeline of Western Philosophy with links to repective entries

  • The Ism Book. A Field Guide to the Nomenclature of Philosophy. Peter Saint-Andre.
    note: a dictionary of philosophical terms ending in "ism"; searchable alphabetically by entry (entries have linked cross-references), or by type of ism (tradition, movement, school, doctrine, principle, idea, theory, system, approach) or by branch of philosophy (metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, politics)

    New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Maryanne Cline Horowitz, editor in chief. 6 vols.
    NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, c2005.
    SuzRef, BotRef CB 9 .N49 2005

  • The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Edited by Ted Honderich. 2nd ed.
    Oxford; NY: Oxford University Press, 2005.
    note: online version restricted to UW users; the online version is the 1st edition, 1995.
    SuzRef, Tac B51 .O94 2005

    Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. General editor, Edward Craig. 10 vols.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1998.
    note: available on CD through the library catalog at library terminals only
    SuzRef, UglRef B 51 .R68 1998

    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward N. Zalta.
    A Publication of: The Metaphysics Research Lab; Center for the Study of Language and Information, Ventura Hall, Stanford University.
    note: begun 1995; by experts; continuous, refereed updating

    A World of Ideas: a Dictionary of Important Theories, Concepts, Beliefs, and Thinkers. Chris Rohmann.
    NY: Ballantine Books, 1999.
    SuzRef, UglRef B41 .R64 1999

    note: for concept encyclopedias and dictionaries limited to particular fields within philosophy, see: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries: Fields of Philosophy.

    Dictionary of World Philosophy. A. Pablo Iannone.
    London; NY: Routledge, 2001.
    SuzRef, BotRef B41 .I26 2001

    Greek Philosophical Terms; a Historical Lexicon. F. E. Peters.
    NY: New York University Press, 1967.
    note: articles on major concepts in ancient Greek philosophy, such as, eidos, noesis, and psyche
    SuzRef, BotRef B49 .P4

    Europäisches Enzyklopädie zu Philosophie und Wissenschaften. Hrsg. v. Hans Jörg Sandkühler ....
    4 vols.
    Hamburg: F. Meiner, c1990.
    note: concepts in modern philosophy, especially in the sciences and social sciences
    Suzzallo Stacks B51 .E87 1990

    Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie. Unter Mitw. von mehr als 700 Fachgelehrten in Verb. mit Günther Bien [u.a.] Hrsg. von Joachim Ritter. 10 vols.
    Basel, Stuttgart: Schwabe [1971-
    note: völlig neubearb. Ausg. des Wörterbuchs der philosophischen Begriffe von Rudolf Eisler.
    SuzRef B43 .R59

    Key Concepts in Cultural Theory. Edited by Andrew Edgar and Peter Sedgwick.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1999.
    SuzRef HM 621 .K49 1999

    Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1998.
    SuzRef, BotRef JV 22 .A84 1998

    Key Contemporary Concepts: From Abjection to Zeno's Paradox. John Lechte.
    London; Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2003.
    SuzRef HM 425 .L43 2003


    Deleuze Dictionary. Edited by Adrian Parr.
    Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, c2005.
    SuzRef B2430 .D453 Z835 2005

    A Derrida Dictionary. Niall Lucy.
    Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., c2004.
    SuzRef B2430 .D483 Z865 2004

    A Dictionary of Philosophical Quotations. Edited by A. J. Ayer and Jame O'Grady.
    Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.
    note: arranged by philosopher; with glossary and subject index.
    SuzRef, UglRef, Bot B68 .D53 1992

    Dictionnarie Sartre. Sous la direction de François Noudelmann et Gilles Philippe.
    Paris: H. Champion, 2004.
    SuzRef PQ 2637 .A82 Z459 2004

    A Hegel Dictionary. M. J. Inwood.
    Oxford, OX,UK: Blackwell; Cambridge, MA: Three Cambridge Center, 1992.
    note: lengthy articles by topic
    note: also available online, linked in the UW catalog
    SuzRef B2901 .I58 1992

    A Heidegger Dictionary. Michael Inwood.
    Oxford; Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
    note: also available online, linked in the UW catalog
    SuzRef B3279 .H48 Z44 1999

    Historical Dictionary of Kant and Kantianism. Helmut Holzhey, Vilem Mudroch.
    Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005.
    SuzRef B2751 .H65 2005

    Historical Dictionary of Kierkegaard's Philosophy. Julia Watkin.
    Lanham, MD: Scaqrecrow Press, 2001.
    SuzRef B4371 .W38 2001

    Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy. David E. Cartwright.
    Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005.
    SuzRef B3101 .C37 2005

    Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy. Duncan Richter.
    Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004.
    SuzRef B3376 W564 R47 2004

    A Kant Dictionary. Howard Caygill.
    Oxford: Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Reference, 1995.
    SuzRef B2751 .C38 1995

    Kant-Lexikon; Nachschlagewerk zu Kants sämtlichen Schriften, Briefen und handschriftlichem Nachlass. Bearb. von Dr. Rudolf Eisler.
    Hildesheim: G. Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1961.
    SuzRef B2751 .E38 1961

    Key Thinkers on Space and Place. Edited by Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchin and Gill Valentine.
    London; Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2004.
    note: primarily contemporary (20th-21st centuries) philosophers; arranged by philosopher with biographical and theoretical context; focus on theoretical issues of space and place
    SuzRef GF 95 .K49 2004

    A Locke Dictionary. John W. Yolton.
    Oxford, UK; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1993.
    SuzRef B1297 .Y64 1993

    World Philosophy: Essay-Reviews of 225 Major Works. Edited by Frank N. Magill; associate editor, Ian P. McGreal. 5 vols.
    Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, c1982.
    note: summaries of major works of philosophy, articles focus on major concepts, ideas, and philosophies advanced
    SuzRef, UglRef, Suz, Bot B29 .W68 1982

    note: aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, ontology, theology & philosophies/theories of disciplines

    Bioethics, Health Care, and the Law: a Dictionary. Richard Hedges.
    Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c1999.
    SuzRef W 13 H453b 1999

    The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy. Edited by Oliver Leaman. 2 vols.
    London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006.
    note: mainly biographical, but has a few topical entries as well
    SuzRef B741 .B56 2006

    The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. 2nd ed. Edited by William Outhwaite.
    Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., c2003.
    SuzRef, UglRef, BotRef H 41 .B53 2003

    A Brief Guide to Beliefs: Ideas, Theologies, Mysteries, and Movements. Linda Edwards.
    Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, c2001.
    Ugl BL 80.2 .E34 2001

    Codes of Professional Responsibility: Ethics Standards in Business, Health, and Law. Edited by Rena A. Gorlin. 4th ed.
    Washington, D.C.: Bureau of National Affairs, c1999.
    SuzRef, TacRef BJ 1725 .C57 1999

    Companion Encyclopedia of Theology. Edited by Peter Byrne and Leslie Houlden.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1995.
    SuzRef BR 118 .C66 1995

    The Concise Encyclopedia of Ethics in Politics and the Media. Edited by Ruth Chadwick.
    note: by large scale subject, civil disobedience, confidentiality of sources, electronic surveillance, gun control, pornography, and other subjects
    San Diego: Academic Press, c2001.
    SuzRef PN 4756 .C645 2001

    The Concise Encyclopedia of the Ethics of New Technologies. Edited by Ruth Chadwick.
    San Diego: Academic Press, c2001.
    SuzRef, BotRef QH 332 .C66 2001

  • Dictionary of Buddhism. Damien Keown; contributors, Stephen Hodge, Charles Jones, Paoli Tinti.
    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
    SuzRef, BotRef BQ 130 .K46 2003 and online

    Dictionary of Concepts in the Philosophy of Science. Paul T. Durbin.
    NY: Greenwood Press, 1988.
    SuzRef Q174.7 .D87 1988

    A Dictionary of Legal Theory. Brian H. Bix.
    Oxford [England]; NY: Oxford University Press, 2004.
    SuzRef K204 .B59 2004

    Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion: Eastern and Western Thought. William L. Reese.
    Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1996.
    SuzRef B41 .R43 1996

  • Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind. Chris Eliasmith (Ed.)
    note: terms and concepts related to the philosophy of mind; searchable alphabetically by entry or by keyword in search engine for all occurences of the keyword in various entries

    Dictionary of Symbols of Mathematical Logic. Edited by Robert Feys and Frederic B. Fitch.
    Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co., 1969.
    note: arranged unalphabetically by major subject area (see table of contents); use indexes for alphabetical approach; 3 indexes: by name, by subject, and by symbol
    SuzRef, MathRef, EnginRef QA9 .F49

  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Michael Kelly, editor in chief. 4 vols.
    NY: Oxford University Press, 1998.
    note: searchable full-text also online through Oxford Art Online
    SuzRef, UglRef, BotRef, TacRef BH 56 E53 1998

    Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. [Editor-in-chief, Ruth Chadwick] 4 vols.
    San Diego: Academic Press, c1998.
    SuzRef, OuglRef, BotRef BJ63 .E44 1998.

    Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Stephen G. Post, editor in chief. 3rd ed. 5 vols.
    NY: Macmillan Reference USA: Thomson/Gale, c2004.
    UglRef, HealthRef QH 332 .E52 2004

    Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Editor-in-chief, Lynn Nadel. 4 vols.
    London; NY: Nature Pub. Group, 2003.
    SuzRef BF 311 .E53 2003

    Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman, editors in chief. 4 vols.
    Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA/Gale Cengage Learning, c2009.
    SuzRef, TacRef GE 42 .E533 2009

    Encyclopedia of Ethics. Lawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker, editors. 3 vols.
    NY: Routledge, 2001.
    SuzRef BJ 63 .E45 2001

    Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security. Marian Quigley [editor].
    Hershey: Information Science Reference, c2008.
    SuzRef, TacRef HM 851 .E555 2008

    Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen, editor in chief. 2 vols.
    NY: Macmillan Reference USA, c2003.
    SuzRef BL 240.3 .E43 2003

    Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics. Edited by Carl Mitcham.
    Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, c2005.
    note: covers professional ethics of science and technology, and social, ethical and political issues raised by science and technology
    also available online
    NatSciRef, BotRef, Tac Ref Q175.35 2005 v.1,2,3,4

    Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Editors, Austin Harrington, Barbara L. Marshall, Hans-Peter Müller.
    NY: Routledge, 2006.
    SuzRef, TacRef HM 425 .E46 2006

    Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Editor, George Ritzer. 2 vols.
    Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, c2005.
    SuzRef, BotRef, TacRef HM 425 .E47 2005

    An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics. Edited by Donald A. Wells.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.
    SuzRef B105 .W3 E53 1996

    A Glossary of Language and Mind. Jean Aitchison.
    Oxford; NY: Oxford University Press, c2003.
    SuzRef BF 455 .A36 2003

    Handbook of Mathematical Logic. Edited by Jon Barwise, with the cooperation of H. J. Keisler ... [et al.]
    Amsterdam; NY: North-Holland Pub. Co., 1977.
    note: arranged in 4 parts with numerous subdivisions- Model Theory, Set Theory, Recursion Theory, and Proof Theory and Constructive Mathematics; for alphabetical approach, use Names or Subjects Index.
    SuzRef, MathRef QA9 .H32

    Logic from A to Z. Michael Detlefsen, David Charles McCarty, John B. Bacon.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1999.
    SuzRef QA9 .D474 1999

    Metzler Lexikon Kunstwissenschaft: Ideen, Methoden, Begriffe. Hrsg. von Ulrich Pfisterer.
    Stuttgart: Metzler, c2003.
    note: ideas, methods and concepts in art
    SuzRef N7475 .M489 2003

    The Nature of Science: an A-Z Guide to the Laws and Principles Governing Our Universe. James Trefil.
    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
    SuzRef, NatSciRef, BotRef Q121 .T74 2003

    101 Key Terms in Philosophy and Their Importance for Theology. Kelly James Clark, Richard Lints, James K. A. Smith.
    Louisville, KY: Westminister John Knox Press, c2004.
    SuzRef BR 100 .C5415 2004

    Philosophy of Education: an Encyclopedia. Editor, J. J. Chambliss.
    NY: Garland Pub., 1996.
    SuzRef, BotRef, TacRef LB 17 P485 1996

    The Philosophy of Science: an Encyclopedia. Sahotra Sarkar, Jessica Pfeifer, editors; editorial assistants, Justin Garson ... [et al.]
    NY: Routledge, 2006.
    NatSci Q174.7 .P55 2006

    Scientific Laws, Principles, and Theories: a Reference Guide. Robert E. Krebs; illustrations by Rae Déjur.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
    SuzRef, UglRef, BotRef Q158.5 .K74 2001

    The Scientific Revolution: an Encyclopedia. William E. Burns.
    Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2001.
    NatSciRef Q127 .E8 B87 2001

    Scientific Thought: in Context. K. Lee Lerner & Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors. 3 vols.
    Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning, c2009.
    note: conceptual approach arranged by scientific field (Biology, Chemistry, ...)
    SuzRef Q175 .S4238 2009

    Sex from Plato to Paglia: a Philosophical Encyclopedia. Edited by Alan Soble. 2 vols.
    note: concepts related to sex and sexual behavior
    SuzRef, BotRef HQ 12 .S423 2006

    The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics. Edited by James F. Childress and John Macquarie.
    Philadelphia: Westminster Press, c1986.
    SuzRef BJ 1199 .W47 1986

    note: for exclusively biographical dictionaries of various regions, periods, schools & movement, see the next section, ENCYLOPEDIAS AND DICTIONARIES: PHILOSOPHERS. BIOGRAPHY.

    The Blackwell Companion to the Enlightenment. John W. Yolton ... [et al.]; introduction by Lester G. Crocker.
    Oxford, UK; Cambridge, MA, USA: Blackwell, 1991.
    SuzRef, TacRef CB 411 .B57 1991

    Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy. Edited by Brian Carr and Indira Mahalingam.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1997.
    SuzRef, EAsia B121 .C66 1997

    A Companion to Continental Philosophy. Edited by Simon Critchley and William R. Schroder; advisory editors, Jay Bernstein ... [et al.]
    Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1998.
    SuzRef B803 .C66 1998

    Dictionary of Existentialism. Edited by Haim Gordon.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.
    SuzRef, TacRef B819 .D455 1999

    Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Edited by Wouter J. Hanegraff...2 vols.
    Leiden; Boston, MA: Brill, c2005.
    note: ideas of various gnostic, occult, and mystic traditions
    SuzRef B638 .D53 2005 v.1, v.2

    The Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers. 2 vols.
    General Editors, Wiep van Bunge ... [et al.].
    Bristol: Thoemmes, 2003.
    SuzRef B3871 .D53 2003

    Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy. Edited by Oliver Leaman.
    London; NY: Routledge, 2001.
    SuzRef B121 .E53 2001

    Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy. Antonio S. Cua, editor.
    NY: Routledge, 2003.
    SuzRef, BotRef B126 .E496 2003

    Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy. Edited by Donald J. Zeyl; associate editors, Daniel t. Devereux and Phillip T. Mitsis.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.
    SuzRef B163 .E53 1997

    Encyclopedia of Empiricism. Edited by Don Garrett and Edward Barbanell.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood PRess, 1997.
    SuzRef B816 .E53 1997

    Encylopedia of Indian Philosophies. Sibajiban Bhattacharya [and others
    Delhi: Published for American Institute of Indian Studies by Matilal Banarsidass, 1970+
    note: encyclopedic in coverage, but not in arrangement; discursive, historical arrangement; v.1 (in two parts):Bibliography of Indian Philosophies. Karl H. Potter. 3rd rev. ed. 1995; v.2: Indian metaphysics and epistemology, the tradition of Nyaya-Vaisesika up to Gangesa; v. 3: Advaita Vedanta up to Samkara and His pupils; v.4: Samkhya, a dualist tradition in Indian philosophy; v.5: The philosophy of the Grammarians, v.6: Indian philosophical analysis Nyaya-Vaisesika from Gangesa to Raghunatha Siromani; v.7: Abidharma Buddhism to 150 A.D. v.8: Buddhist philosophy from 100 to 350 A.D.
    note: the online form of v.1, the Bibliography, is an expanded and updated version of the 3rd ed., 1995.
    SuzRef B131 .E5 v. 2-6, 8
    SuzRef B131 .E5 v.1, pt.1&2 1995
    SuzStx B131 .E5 v.1, pt.1&2 1995

    Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought. Edited by Gregory Claeys.
    London; New York: Routledge, 2005.
    SuzRef CB 415 .E53 2005

    Encyclopedia of Phenomenology. Edited by Lester Embree ... [et al.]
    Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1997.
    SuzRef B829.5 .E53 1997

    Encyclopedia of Postmodernism. Edited by Victor E. Taylor and Charles E. Winquist.
    London; NY; Routledge, 2001.
    note: searchable online version linked in the UW catalog
    SuzRef B831.2 .E63 2001

    Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity: Pagan, Judaic, Christian. Editors in chief, Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck; consulting editor, William Scott Green; editors, Robert Berchman ... [et al.]; associate editors, Francesca Calabi, Alan Crown, Paul V. M. Flesher; contributing editors, Louis Feldman, Ithamar Gruenwald.
    Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2007.
    SuzRef BL 31 .E466 2007

    Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Edited by Michel Delon; adivser to the English-language edition, Philip Stewart; translation editor, Gwen Wells. 2 vols.
    Translation of Dictionnaire europeen des Lumieres.
    Chicago, IL: London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
    note: entries for topics, ideas, countries; no personal entries
    SuzRef CB 411 .D5313 2001

    Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Alan Charles Kors, editor in chief. 4 vols.
    NY: Oxford University Press, 2003.
    SuzRef, BotRef B802 .E53 2003 v.1,2,3,4 Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Peter Hanns Reill, Ellen Judy Wilson.
    NY: Facts on File, c1996.
    note: entries for topics, ideas, works, countries, and persons
    SuzRef B802 .E53 1996

    Fitzroy Dearborn Chronology of Ideas: a Record of Philosophical, Political, Theological and Social Thought from Ancient Times to the Present. George Ochoa and Melinda Corey, editors.
    Chicago; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, c1998.
    SuzRef CB 69 .F58 1998

    Greek Philosophical Terms; a Historical Lexicon. F. E. Peters.
    NY: New York University Press, 1967.
    note: articles on major concepts in ancient Greek philosophy, such as, eidos, noesis, and psyche
    SuzRef, BotRef B49 .P4

    Key Concepts in Cultural Theory. Edited by Andrew Edgar and Peter Sedgwick.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1999.
    SuzRef HM 621 .K49 1999

    Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1998.
    SuzRef, BotRef JV 22 .A84 1998

    Key Contemporary Concepts: From Abjection to Zeno's Paradox. John Lechte.
    London; Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2003.
    SuzRef HM 425 .L43 2003

    Pensamiento Crítico Latinoamericano: Conceptes Fundamentales. 3 vols.
    Ricardo Salas Astrain, coordinador académico.
    Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, 2005.
    SuzRef B1001 .P45 2005

    The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies. Chris Barker.
    London; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004.
    SuzRef HM 623 .B374 2004

    Science in the Enlightenment: an Encyclopedia. William E. Burns.
    Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2003.
    NatSciRef Q121 .B87 2003

    Western Philosophy: an Illustrated Guide. General Author, David Papineau.
    London; NY; Oxford University Press, 2004.
    SuzRef BD 21 .W434 2004

    note: These biographical resources generally explore the lives, educations, intellectual development, influences, and major thought of the various philosophers. For encylopedias and dictionaries about the philosophy of individual philosophers, consult the section: ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND DICTIONARIES: B. CONCEPTS AND TERMS OF INDIVIDUAL PHILOSOPHERS

    Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers. Edited by Stuart Brown, Diane Collinson, Robert Wilkinson.
    London; NY: Routledge, c1996.
    SuzRef B804 .B52 1996

    The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy. Edited by Oliver Leaman. 2 vols.
    London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006.
    SuzRef B741 .B56 2006

    Biographische Enzyklopädie der deutschsprachigen Aufklärung. Herausgegeben von Rudolf Vierhaus und Hans Erich Bödecker.
    München: K.G. Saur, 2002.
    note: biographic encyclopedia of German Enlightenment philosophers
    SuzRef B 2621 .B56 2002

    The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century British Philosophers. General editors, John W. Yolton, John Valdimir Price and John Stephens. 2 vols.
    Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1999.
    SuzRef B1301 .D52 1999

    Dictionary of Irish Philosophers, A-Z. General editor, Thomas Duddy; consultant editors, David Berman, M.A. Stewart.
    Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004.
    SuzRef B1111 .D53 2004

    The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers. General Editor, John R. Shook; consulting editors, Richard T. Hull ... [et al.] 4 vols.
    Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005.
    SuzRef B851 .D53 2005

    The Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers. General Editor, Andrew Pyle. 2 vols.
    Bristol, England; Sterling, VA: Thoemmes, 2000.
    SuzRef B1131 .D538 2000

    The Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers. General Editor, Stuart Brown; supervising editors, Hugh Bredin ... [et al.] 2 vols.
    Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005.
    SuzRef B104 .D52 2005

    Key Thinkers on Space and Place. Edited by Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchin and Gill Valentine.
    London; Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2004.
    note: primarily contemporary (20th-21st centuries) philosophers; arranged by philosopher with biographical and theoretical context; focus on theoretical issues of space and place
    SuzRef GF 95 .K49 2004

    The Philosophers of the Ancient World: an A to Z Guide. Trevor Curnow.
    London: Duckworth, 2006.
    note: brief identifications
    SuzRef B111 .C87 2006

    The Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Political Thinkers. Edited by Robert Benewick and Philip Green. 2nd ed.
    London; NY: Routledge, 1998.
    SuzRef JA 83 .R725 1998

    Writers and Philosophers: a Sourcebook of Philosophical Influences on Literature. Edmund J. Thomas and Eugene G. Miller.
    NY: Greenwood Press, 1990.
    note: major philosophical influences on literary authors, by literary author
    SuzRef, BotRef PN 49 .T447 1990


  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index. 1975+
    Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information.
    note: Electronic version covers 1975+; click on: Log on to isi Web of Science Databases; then select full search; then search Arts & Humanities Citation Index OR search all the Web of Science Indexes ( including Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index) together.
    note: Covers all subjects in the arts and the humanities and includes articles in foreign languages as well as English; this is the only database that shows references cited and where subsequently cited in later articles; also includes book reviews; accessible only to UW affiliated users.

  • Dissertation Abstracts 1861-
    note: North American (and some foreign) dissertations in all subjects; with abstracts; some disserations also have 24-page online previews; may purchase dissertations through this site.

  • Philosopher's Index
    note: indexes journal articles in over 270 philosophy journals (1940 to the present for U.S. journals, 1967 to the present for U.S., international, and non-English language resources); books, and essays; accessible only to UW affiliated users.


  • Academic Search Complete.
    note: A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Does not include full-text access to every journal article.

  • ATLA Religion Database
    note: American Theological Association religion database, subject areas include: archaeology & antiquities, Bible, church history, human culture & society, missions & ecumenism, pastoral ministry, philosophy & ethics, religious studies, theology, world religions; coverage 1949-current; available to UW users only.

  • International Medieval Bibliography. 1967-
    note: indexes articles in journals, collections, Festschriften, and proceedings; foreign language resources well-represented; available to UW users only

  • JSTOR.
    note: JSTOR is an aggregate of fulltext online journals in a broad spectrum of subjects (including philosophy) that is fully searchable; does not include most recent years, but usually includes lengthy archival runs.

  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA. 1973+
    note: abstracts of the world's literature in linguistics & language-related research; abstracts of books, journal articles; book review listings; enhanced bibliographic citations of dissertations. Foreign language resources well-covered. The electronic version is restricted to UW users. Previously entitled Language and Language Behavior Abstracts; electronic version covers 1973+; printed version, 1967+
    SuzRef Index/Abstracts P1 L53 1967+

  • MLA international bibliography....1921/25+
    New York: Modern Language Association of America
    note: the electronic version is restricted to UW users. Good coverage of foreign language as well as English resources for literature and language topics including literary and language theory.
    note: MLA has had variant titles and publisher's since its inception.

  • Project Muse.
    note: An aggregate of more than 5000 searchable fulltext journal articles in the social sciences and humanities. English only.

  • PsychINFO. 1862+
    note: Index to academic, research, and practical psychology and related disciplines; with abstracts; includes journal articles, books, dissertations, technical reports, book chapters, and other documents.


  • Past Masters
    note: full text online collection of classical texts in philosophy, political science and economics

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