VI. Resources

The University’s main library (Jerome Library) has an extensive collection of philosophical materials, including numerous reference books, monographs, and journals.  Many of the library’s journals are accessible on-line.

There are several valuable philosophy resources available online:

The Guide to Philosophy on the Internet, maintained by Peter Suber of Earlham College, is an extensive and fully searchable list of philosophy websites, newsgroups, job postings, bibliographies, quotations, mailing lists, E-texts, and humor.

The American Philosophical Association lists grants, fellowships, contests, conferences, institutes, calls for papers and other philosophy websites.

The Philosophical Gourmet, aka the Leiter Report contains a ranking of graduate philosophy programs in the English-speaking world, as well as other comparative information on different philosophy departments.

The canon of philosophy—the most influential and frequently-cited works of the discipline—has been in development for literally thousands of years. Here are a dozen works that every serious philosophy student should own and read:

The Republic—Plato
Nicomachean Ethics—Aristotle
Meditations—Rene Descartes
Treatise on Human Nature—David Hume
Critique of Pure Reason—Immanuel Kant
Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals—Immanuel Kant
Utilitarianism—John Stuart Mill
On Liberty—John Stuart Mill
Language, Truth and Logic—A.J. Ayer
Philosophical Investigations—Ludwig Wittgenstein
Word and Object—W.V.O. Quine
A Theory of Justice—John Rawls

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