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Philosophy Research Guide

Philosophy Librarian

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Chella Vaidyanathan
Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle


Welcome to the Woodruff Library's Philosophy research guide. This guide will help you find primary sources, books, manuscripts, reference materials, databases, journal articles, and internet resources pertinent to your research and study. The tabs listed above guide you to specific resources.

The Debateof Socrates and Aspasia (Image in Public Domain from Wikimedia Commons)

Scope of the Collection

Subject Areas: The bulk of the philosophy collection is classed in B (ancient, medieval, modern), BC (logic), and BD (speculative Philosophy, metaphysics, Epistemology, Methodology, Ontology and Cosmology), BH (Aesthetics), and BJ 1-1725 (Ethics).  Other important areas include JC (political theory), HX (socialism, communism, anarchism), Q175 (philosophy of science), P101-120 (philosophy of language).

Chronology: Ancient to Contemporary.

Language: Emory collects primary materials in their original language, which includes Greek, Latin, French, German, and Italian. These primary sources are also collected in English translation when available. Secondary sources are collected in English, French, German, and Italian.

Philosophy Department @ Emory

The Department of Philosophy is located in 214 Bowden Hall at Emory University.

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