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Click the tabs below to see resources and tips for researching and learning about philosophy.

Research Tips

Guide Notes:
Due to the varied nature of philosophical research, a keyword list for this subject has not been included. When conducting research, it is recommended that students use the advanced search feature to enter keywords combined with indicating philosophy or the branch of philosophy as a search subject.

Select Sub-Fields:

  • Aesthetics
  • Axiology
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Political Philosophy

LoC Classifications:

  • B1-5802 - Philosophy (General)
  • B69-99 - General works
  • B108-5802 - By period including individual philosophers and schools of philosophy
  • B108-708 - Ancient
  • B720-765 - Medieval
  • B770-785 - Renaissance
  • B790-5802 - Modern
  • B808-849 - Special topics and schools of philosophy
  • B850-5739 - By region or country
  • B5800-5802 - By religion
  • BC1-199 Logic 
  • BD10-701 Speculative philosophy
  • BH1-301 Aesthetics
  • BJ1-1725 Ethics

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Professional Associations

American Philosophical Association Logo
The American Philosophical Association

The American Philosophical Association promotes the discipline and profession of philosophy, both within the academy and in the public arena. The APA supports the professional development of philosophers at all levels and works to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the value of philosophical inquiry. (APA Mission)

Society for Philosophy and Psychology Logo

The Society for Philosophy and Psychology
The Society for Philosophy and Psychology is the premier scientific and educational organization for philosophically interested psychologists and psychologically interested philosophers in North America. The purpose of the SPP is to promote interaction between philosophers, psychologists and other cognitive scientists on issues of common concern. (SPP About)

International Association for Computing and Philosophy

The International Association for Computing and Philosophy exists to promote scholarly dialogue and research on all aspects of the computational and informational turn, and on the use of information and communication technologies in the service of philosophy. (About IACAP Mission)

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Logo

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Established in 1991, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics. (About APPE)