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Philosophy: reference sources

This guide is a select list of reference sources relating to philosophy. The focus of the guide is on bibliographies and other reference sources that are currently available on open access in the British Library's Reading Rooms. Other relevant material can be found by searching Explore the British Library. This guide is arranged firstly by subject and then alphabetically within each section. Key electronic resources are listed on a separate page.

Philosophy
 

 

 Bibliographies

A bibliography of philosophical bibliographies. Edited and compiled by Herbert Guerry. Westport, Conn. ; London: Greenwood Press, 1977.

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Rand, Benjamin Bibliography of Philosophy, Psychology and Cognate Subjects. [Reissued.] New York, 1949.

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Répertoire bibliographique de la philosophie, etc. Louvain: Editions de l'Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, 1949-.

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 Encyclopaedias and General Guides

The Blackwell companion to philosophy. 2nd edition. Edited by N. Bunnin, and E. P. Tsui-James, Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2003

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The Blackwell guide to American philosophy. Edited by A.T. Marsoobian and J. Ryder Malden , Mass. : Blackwell, 2004

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A companion to world philosophies. Edited by Eliot Deutsch and Ron Bontekoe. Advisory editors: Tu Weiming [et al.]. Malden, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell, 1997.

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Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy. Editors Naomi Goulder, A.C. Grayling, Andrew Pyle.
London: Thoemmes Continuum 2006.

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The Edinburgh encyclopedia of Continental philosophy. General editor: Simon Glendinning. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, c1999.

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Enciclopedia filosofica. Seconda edizione interamente rielaborata. 6 vol. Firenze: G. C. Sansoni, 1968, 69.

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Encyclopedia of modern French thought, Edited by Christopher Murray, New York: Dearborn Publishers, 2004.

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The encyclopedia of philosophy. Editor in chief: Paul Edwards. 8 vol. New York: Macmillan; Free Press; London : Collier-Macmillan, [1967].

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The encyclopedia of philosophy - Supplement. Editor in chief: Donald M Borchert. New York; London: Simon & Schuster; Macmillan; London : Simon & Schuster and Prentice Hall International, 1996.

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From Africa to Zen, 2nd Edition. Edited by Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins, Rowman & Littlefield Inc. Oxford, 2003

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The Oxford companion to philosophy. 2nd edition. Edited by Ted Honderich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. General editor: Edward Craig. 10 vol. London: Routledge, 1998.

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 Dictionaries

The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy. General editor: Robert Audi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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A dictionary of philosophical quotations. Edited by A. J. Ayer and Jane O'Grady. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.

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The dictionary of twentieth-century British philosophers. 2 vols. Edited by S. Brown, Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005,

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Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology, giving a terminology in English, French, German and Italian. Edited by J. M. Baldwin, etc. [Reissued.] (vol. 3. Bibliography of Philosophy, Psychology, and cognate subjects, compiled by Benjamin Rand.) 3 vol. New York: Peter Smith, 1940, 49.

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Eisler, Rudolf Wörterbuch der philosophischen Begriffe. Vierte völlig neubearbeitete Auflage. 3 Bd. Berlin: E.S. Mittler & Sohn, 1927-29.

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Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie. Unter Mitwirkung von mehr als 700 Fachgelehrten. Herausgegeben von Joachim Ritter, etc. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, [1971-].

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Iannone, A. Pablo Dictionary of world philosophy. London: Routledge, 2001.

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Lacey, Alan R. Dictionary of philosophy. London: Routledge, 1996.

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Mautner, Thomas A dictionary of philosophy. Oxford: Blackwell Reference, 1996.

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Vocabulaire technique et critique de la philosophie Huitième édition revue et augmentée. Paris: André Lalande, 1960.

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Waibl, Elmar and Herdina, Philip German dictionary of philosophical terms. Wörterbuch philosophischer Fachbegriffe Englisch. 2 vol. München: K.G. Saur; London: Routledge, 1997.

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 Biographical Dictionaries

A biographical dictionary of modern rationalists. Compiled by Joseph McCabe. Bristol: Thoemmes, 1998.

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Biographical dictionary of twentieth-century philosophers. Edited by Stuart Brown, Diané Collinson, Robert Wilkinson. London: Routledge, 1996.

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Dictionary of Seventeenth-century French Philosophers. Luc Foisneau.  London: Continuum  2008.

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Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers. Bart Leeuwenburgh, Wiep Van Bunge, Henri Krop.

London: Continuum 2003.

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Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers. Andrew Pyle. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2000.

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Dictionary of Irish philosophers. Edited by T. Duddy, Bristol : Thoemmes Continuum, 2004.

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Philosophen-Lexikon. [Originally compiled by R. Eisler.] Unter Mitwirkung von Gertrud Jung verfasst und herausgegeben von W. Ziegenfuss. 2 Bd. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co, 1949, 50.

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Martin, Benjamin Biographia philosophica: being an account of the lives, writing and inventions of the most eminent philosophers and mathematicians. Bristol: Thoemmes, 2002

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 History

 General history:

A companion to the philosophers. Edited by Robert L. Arrington. Advisory editors: John Beversluis [et al.]. Malden, Mass. ; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

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Copleston, Frederick A history of philosophy. 11 vols. London: Search Press, 1971- 2003.

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History of Islamic philosophy. Edited by Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Oliver Leaman. London: Routledge, 1996, 2001 (Printing)

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The Oxford illustrated history of western philosophy. Edited by Anthony Kenny Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994

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Routledge history of philosophy. General editors: G.H.R. Parkinson and S.G. Shanker. 10 vol. New York; London: Routledge, 1997.

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Russell, Bertrand History of Western Philosophy. [A reissue.] London, 1962.

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Smart, Ninian World philosophies. London: Routledge, 1999.

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 Ancient philosophy:

Aristotle to Augustine. Edited by David Furley. London: Routledge, 1999.

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The Cambridge companion to early Greek philosophy. Edited by A.A. Long. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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The Cambridge history of Hellenistic philosophy. Edited by Keimpe Algra [et al.]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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The Cambridge history of later Greek and early medieval philosophy. Edited by A. H. Armstrong. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967.

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Encyclopedia of classical philosophy. Edited by Donald J. Zeyl. Associate editors: Daniel T. Devereux and Phillip K. Mitsis. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.

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Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker. Griechisch und deutsch von H. Diels. Elfte Auflage herausgegeben von Walther Kranz. 3 Bd. Zürich; Berlin: Weidmannsche, 1964.

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Guthrie, William Keith Chambers A history of Greek philosophy. 6 vol. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1962-1981.

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Johansen, Karsten Friis,  A history of ancient philosophy. From the beginnings to St. Augustine. Translated by Henrik Rosenmeier. London: Routledge, 1998.

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Kenny, Anthony, Ancient philosophy. (A new history of western philosophy; Vol 1) Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Navia, Luis E. The presocratic philosophers. An annotated bibliograph. New York; London: Garland, 1993.

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 Medieval philosophy:

The Cambridge history of later Greek and early medieval philosophy. Edited by A. H. Armstrong. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967.

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The Cambridge history of later medieval philosophy. From the rediscovery of Aristotle to the disintegration of scholasticism , 1100-1600. Editors: Norman Kretzmann, Anthony Kenny, Jan Pinborg. Associate editor: Eleonore Stump. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, c1984.

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The Cambridge translations of Medieval philosophical texts. Vol.2. Ethics and political philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

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Kenny, Anthony, Medieval philosophy. (A new history of western philosophy; Vol. 2) Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Medieval philosophy. Edited by John Marenbon. London: Routledge, 1998.

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 Modern philosophy:

The Age of German idealism. Edited by Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins. London: Routledge, 1993.

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British philosophy and the Age of Enlightenment. Edited by Stuart Brown. New York; London: Routledge, 1995.

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The Cambridge companion to German idealism. Edited by Karl Ameriks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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The Cambridge history of Renaissance philosophy. General editor: Charles B. Schmitt. Editors: Quentin Skinner, Eckhard Kessler. Associate editor: Jill Kraye. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

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Cambridge translations of Renaissance philosophical texts. Edited by Jill Kraye. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

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A companion to early modern philosophy. Edited by Steven Nadler, Oxford: Blackwell, 2002

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The Renaissance and seventeenth century rationalism. Edited by G.H.R. Parkinson. London: Routledge, 1993.

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The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century philosophy. Edited by Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers, with the assistance of Roger Ariew and Alan Gabbey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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The dictionary of eighteenth-century British philosophers. General editors: John Yolton, John Valdimir Price and John Stephens. Bristol: Thoemmes, 1999.

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The dictionary of nineteenth-century British philosophers. Senior editors W. J. Mander and Alan P. F. Sell, Bristol: Thoemmes 2002.

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The dictionary of seventeenth-century British philosophers. General editor: Andrew Pyle. Bristol: Thoemmes, 2000.

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The Nineteenth century. Edited by C.L. Ten. London: Routledge, 1994.

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Philosophy of meaning, knowledge and value in the twentieth century. Edited by John V. Canfield London: Routledge, 199.

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Philosophy of science, logic and mathematics in the twentieth century. Edited by Stuart G. Shanker. London: Routledge, 1996.

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Schneider, Herbert Wallace A History of American philosophy. Second edition. New York; London: Columbia University Press: 1963.

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Stephen, Leslie History of English thought in the eighteenth century. Third edition, reprinted. 2 vol. London: John Murray, 1927.

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Twentieth century Continental philosophy. Edited by Richard Kearney. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.

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 Branches of Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Particular Subjects

 Aesthetics:

A Companion to aesthetics. Edited by David E. Cooper. Advisory editors: Joseph Margolis and Crispin Sartwell. Oxford: Blackwell Reference, 1992.

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Encyclopedia of aesthetics Editor in chief: Michael Kelly. 4 vol. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

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The Routledge companion to aesthetics. Edited by Berys Gaut and Dominic McIver Lopes. London: Routledge, 2001.

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 Epistemology:

The Blackwell guide to epistemology. Edited by John Greco and Ernest Sosa. Malden, Mass. ; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

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A companion to epistemology. Edited by Jonathan Dancy and Ernest Sosa. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.

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 Ethics:

Becker, Lawrence C. & Becker, Charlotte B., A history of western ethics, Routledge: London, 2003

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A bibliographic guide to the comparative study of ethics. Editorial supervisors: John Carman and Mark Juergensmeyer. Editorial associates: William Darrow [et al.]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

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Encyclopedia of applied ethics. Editor-in-chief: Ruth Chadwick. 4 vol. San Diego ; London: Academic Press, c1998.

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Encyclopedia of ethics. Editor: Lawrence C. Becker. Associate editor: Charlotte B. Becker. 2 vol. New York; London: Garland , 1992.

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Ethics. Edited by Stephen Everson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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Ethics and political philosophy. Editors: Arthur Steven McGrade, John Kilcullen, Matthew Kempshall. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

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A history of western ethics. 2nd ed. Edited by L. C Becker and C. B. Becker, New York: Routledge, 2003

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International encyclopedia of ethics. Editor: John K. Roth. London: FD, 1995.

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 Logic:

Kneale, William The development of logic. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.

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Risse, Wilhelm  Bibliographia logica. Verzeichnis der Druckschriften zur Logik mit Angabe ihrer Fundorte, etc. 4 Bd. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1965-79.

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 Metaphysics:

A companion to metaphysics. Edited by Jaegwon Kim and Ernest Sosa. Oxford: Blackwell Reference, 1995.

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The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics, Edited by Michael J. Loux , and Dean W. Zimmerman, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003

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 Other:

A companion to environmental philosophy. Edited by Dale Jamieson. Malden, MA; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, c2001.

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A companion to the philosophy of language. Edited by Bob Hale and Crispin Wright. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997.

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A companion to the philosophy of mind. Edited by Samuel Guttenplan. Oxford: Blackwell Reference, 1994.

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Dictionary of existentialism. Edited by Haim Gordon. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999.

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Encyclopedia of empiricism. Edited by Don Garrett and Edward Barbanell. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.

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Encyclopedia of phenomenology. Edited by Lester Embree [et al.]. Dordrecht; London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1997.

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Encyclopedia of postmodernism. Edited by Victor E. Taylor and Charles E. Winquist. London: Routledge, 2001

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The Oxford companion to the mind. Edited by Richard L. Gregory, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

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 Asian Philosophy

Companion encyclopedia of Asian philosophy. Edited by Brian Carr and Indira Mahalingam. London: Routledge, 1997.

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Encyclopedia of Asian philosophy. Edited by Oliver Leaman. London: Routledge, 2001.

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History of philosophy eastern and western. 2 vol. Editorial board: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan [et al.]. (Third impression.) London: George Allen & Unwin, 1967.

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Yao, Xinzhong An introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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Zhang, Dainian, Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2002.

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