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The guide is designed for use primarily by Philosophy majors, graduate students and faculty.



The printed materials listed in this guide are located in the Reference Collection of Pius XII Memorial Library.   The guide is designed for use primarily by Philosophy majors, graduate students and faculty.

One-Volume General Reference Works

If you don't know where to start, these can be a good place to begin.  Two of the best such works are:

Audi, Robert, ed..  The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy.  2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
    Ref.  B 41 .C35 1999

Honderich, Ted, ed.  The Oxford companion to philosophy.  2nd ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005.
    B 51 .O94 1995

Other one-volume general reference works in our collection include:

Bales, Eugene F.  A Ready Reference to Philosophy East and West. Lanham, MD:  University Press of America, 1987.
     B 72 .B34 1987

Brugger, Walter and Kenneth Baker.  Philosophical Dictionary.  Spokane, WA:  Gonzaga University Press, 1972.
     B 43 .B713

Burr, John R., ed. Handbook of World Philosophy: Contemporary Developments since 1945.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1980.
     B 804 .A1 H36

Grooten, J., and G. Jo Steenbergen.  New Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  New York:  Philosophical Library, 1972.
     B 48 .D8 N4313 1972

Macrone, Michael.  Eureka! What Archimedes really meant and 80 other key ideas explained.  New York: HarperCollins, 1994.
     B 68 .M29 1994

Mautner, Thomas.  A Dictionary of Philosophy.  Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996.
     Ref. B 41 .M38 1996

Reese, William L.  Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion:  Eastern and Western Thought. New and enlarged edition. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.:  Humanities Press, 1996.
     Ref. B 41 .R43 1996