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Philosophy: Books & Media

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Use the Search for Materials box below to find all types of materials. The results page will display matches that are in the library's catalog in a section labeled Books & More.

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Subject & Keyword Searches in the Catalog

The catalog of the UNT Libraries has a wide range of materials related to philosophy. Click on the words or phrases, linked below, to conduct a search of the catalog.

A very broad keyword search for philosophy will return the most results, but some of the results will not be on target or will not be specific enough for your research topic.

The main subject term is Philosophy.  There are over 200 related subject terms that can provide useful results. A comprehensive list is available from the Library of Congress, and UNT owns materials covering most or all of them.

Other subject terms that may prove helpful include:
Aesthetics
Causation
Consciousness
Dualism
Ethics
Ethnophilosophy
Experience
Fate and fatalism
Good and evil
Ideology
Knowledge, Theory of, also known as Epistemology
Logic
Metaphysics
Monism
Ontology
Perfection
Pluralism
Reality
Truth
Will

Selected Series

Controversial Topics

These series present collected essays by various authors about controversial topics.  Each book has a balanced mix of essays supporting each side of a debate.  They are a good source to start with when you're not sure how to research a controversial topic--you can even look up the essay authors to find other books or articles by them on the same topic.

The links below will take you directly to books in these series found in the UNT Library catalog.

Search Strategies

Keyword

A keyword search returns the highest number of results. The terms you search can appear in the fields for title, author, subject, content notes and elsewhere within a record. Follow the suggestions below to narrow the results:

• Enclose words in quotation marks to ensure that the records retrieved include the two words as a phrase: "enlightenment philosophy" 

• Add more topic terms or phrases: environmental philosophy sustainability.

Subject

Linked examples of searches are provided in the "Subject & Keyword Searches in the Catalog" box in the left column of this page.

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