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Philosophy: Find Books

Use this guide to find books, articles, and reference sources to help you begin exploring and thinking about research in philosophy and related fields.

Getting Started

B1-5802 Philosophy (General)

B69-99 General works

B108-5802 By period, Including individual philosophers and schools of philosophy

B108-708 Ancient

B720-765 Medieval

B770-785 Renaissance

B790-5802 Modern

B808-849 Special topics and schools of philosophy

B850-5739 By region or country

B5800-5802 By religion

BC1-199 Logic

BC11-39 History

BC25-39 By period

BC60-99 General works

BC171-199 Special topics

BD10-701 Speculative philosophy

BD10-41 General philosophical works

BD95-131 Metaphysics

BD143-237 Epistemology.  Theory of knowledge

BD240-260 Methodology

BD300-450 Ontology, Including being, the soul, life, death

BD493-701 Cosmology, Including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds

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Finding Search Terms

Use any combination of the following terms to search the Fontbonne Library Classic Catalog (for books, DVDs, e-books, etc.); you can also use them to get started with any of the library's subject-specific Digital Resources.


Philosophy, American.

Philosophy, American -- History

Philosophy, Ancient

Philosophy and Civilization

Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and Science

Catholic Church and Philosophy

Art -- Philosophy


Criticism (Philosophy)




Universals (Philosophy)

LC Call Numbers

The Fontbonne library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize its collection. The classification system separates all material into 21 classes, each with its own alphabet letter. These classes are divided into smaller classes, or subclasses, identified by additional letters and numbers.

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