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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Philosophy 400: American Philosophy

Finding Books by Call Number

Call #           Subject

B                  Philosophy (General)

B 851 History of American Philosophy

B 945 American Philosophers (by last name)

BC               Logic
BD               Speculative philosophy
BF                Psychology
BH               Aesthetics
BJ                Ethics

Useful Subject Headings

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Contemporary
  • Pragmatism
  • Skepticism
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Educational Theory
  • Subjectivity
  • Scientific Method
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Consciousness
  • Semiotic(s)
  • Vitalism
  • Loyalty
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Will
  • Free will and determinism
  • Reason

EWU Library Catalogs

Tips for searching for Philosophers

Find a person when searching the EWU catalog & other library resources

When searching for specific philosophers, enter the persons name.  You could just type the name into the catalog and do a keyword search.  But if you want to be more focused, then do a Subject search and type in the last name, then their first name.  For example: Kant, Immanuel.

Searching for an author

  If you want to you find out what works we own that are written by that author, then do an Author search and type his/her name that same last name, first name format.  If you want to limit it down further (especially if that person has written a lot if works), then also type in part of the title of the specific work you want to find with the author's name (last name should suffice).  You should be able to go right to it.  

Finding Companions to Philosophy

If you are trying to find companions to philosophy, then you can do a title search for the following two series:

Cambridge companions to philosophy

Library of Congress Classification Outline: Classes E-F - History of the Americas

Blackwell companions to philosophy

The results will give you ALL the philosophy companions that we own.  You can browse the list to see if there's anything that catches your eye.  Do you need one on a specific philosopher?  Then just add his/her name as a keyword to the search.

  If you don't find what you want, then you can try searching the WorldCat/Summit catalog and order it from another university.  The philosophy department also has a good amount of resources in their library, so you can also check with your department.  If you think we should have a particular work for our collection here, then send me an E-mail and I'll see about ordering it.