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Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 1113): Home

This guide will help you in your study of philosophy. Many of the resources can fit under multiple tab categories.

This guide will help point you in the right direction for resources as well as help you brainstorm ideas in choosing a topic on this course subject. Some sources only available via interlibrary loan.

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Reimagining Black masculinities : race, gender, and public space
The logic of racial practice : explorations in the habituation of racism
The weight of whiteness : a feminist engagement with privilege, race, and ignorance
Racism as Zoological Witchcraft: A Guide to Getting Out
Not all dead white men : classics and misogyny in the digital age
Critical race theory : an introduction
The radical King
The racial contract
Henry David Thoreau : a life
Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture : From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House.
Animal (de)liberation : should the consumption of animal products be banned?
The philosophy of pornography : contemporary perspectives
Hypatia's daughters : fifteen hundred years of women philosophers
The second sex
The stone reader : modern philosophy in 133 arguments
An introduction to Indian philosophy
The book of dead philosophers
Indian from the inside : native American philosophy and cultural renewal
African philosophy : the essential readings
Indigenizing Philosophy Through the Land
Classical philosophy : a history of philosophy without any gaps
Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away
Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
The meaning of human existence
Harry Potter and philosophy : if Aristotle ran Hogwarts
The Simpsons and philosophy : the d'oh! of Homer
The dream of reason : a history of western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance
Philosophy before the Greeks : the pursuit of truth in ancient Babylonia
Batman and philosophy : the dark knight of the soul

Western Philosophers Map - Interactive

Click the expand icon at the top to search by philosopher name to see where they are from.

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Recommended Library Philosophy Databases

The Discovery Catalog Search on the library homepage will search a lot of relevant databases all at once for you. 

Using the "Articles & Databases" link on the library homepage will show you an A-Z list of all library databases. You can limit to relevant ones by the following subjects: 

Depending on what you are looking for, any of the databases under these areas might help in your research! 


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PHIL 1113

PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy (H)

A survey course designed to acquaint the student with some of the fundamental problems in philosophy and with methods used to deal with them. Some principal views, both ancient and modern, are examined as possible solutions. Recommended for second term freshmen.

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