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Philosophy Subject Guide

Basic Reference Sources

More basic sources (narrower focus)

There are many encyclopedias and dictionaries devoted to various aspects of philosophy available to you at St. Olaf.  Doing a search in Catalyst using the term "encyclopedia" or "dictionary" along with a branch or name for a kind of philosophy will bring a host of results.  Here are some examples:

Companions & Handbooks

Several presses in the English-speaking world such as Oxford, Cambridge, Blackwell, etc. have published highly useful reference works in different areas of philosophy.  They are usually titled using the word "companion" or "handbook", e.g. A Companion to Metaphysics or The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy.  Click on the links below to find these items in Catalyst: