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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links   

A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names
This site is the effort of an undergraduate philosophy instructor. All entries were written by the author and  include additional recommended reading. The links to are a trifle annoying, but the entries are concise and well written. You can browse by term, by an individual philosopher, by the History of Western Philosophy, or by the timeline of Western philosophers. Last updated in 2001.

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
A comprehensive list of Web sites related to different aspects of philosophy and to many generally high-level, authoritative resources about this time-honored discipline.  Use the "Table of Contents," each section of which is a link, for an overview of the broad scope of this site and use its "Search" utility to look for links to Web sites that provide specific information about philosophy.
Current as of 2003.

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Features long peer-reviewed articles on movements, philosophers and other topics in philosophy.  Search or browse through subject listing.  Editors of site are college professors of philosophy.

Intute : Philosophy
Created by subject specialists from universities across the UK.  Links to Websites.  Also links to conferences, blogs and other sources.

Philosophy Collection
A collection of some publicly available texts from mainly ancient philosophers (Aristotle, Epictetus, Plato) and a small selection of other philosophers.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
 Philosophy professors at Stanford University are developing this encyclopedia, featuring hundreds of articles.  The section called "What's New" features the latest entries.  Searchable and browsable.

Wikipedia: Philosophy
Wikipedia is a 'Web-based, free-content encyclopedia written collaboratively by volunteers. The status of Wikipedia as a reference work has been controversial, and it is both praised for its free distribution, free editing and wide range of topics and criticized for alleged systemic biases, deficiencies in some topics, and lack of accountability and authority when compared with traditional encyclopedias.' Nevertheless, the 187+ philosophy articles make fascinating reading and offer a unique flavor not found in standard sources.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names
This site is the effort of an undergraduate philosophy instructor.  All entries were written by the author and include additional recommended reading.  The links to are a trifle annoying, but the entries are concise and well written.  You can browse by tern, by an individual philosopher, by the History of Western Philosophy, or by the timeline of Western philosophers.  Last update in 2001. 

Episteme Links : Philosophy Resources on Internet
An organized collection of thousands of links to resources devoted to philosophy.  The navigation includes links to resources on philosophers, topics in philosophy, images, print and electronic journals, and e-texts.  The topics pages have links to terms in various online general and specialized encyclopedias.  Many points of access, including searching by time period and "Most Recently Included" entries.

Philosophy Research Base
Annotated directory of thousands of philosophy resources covering the following areas: ancient, medieval, modern, 19th century, 20th century, major issues, feminism, ecofeminism, ecology, queer theory, and American.  There is also a directory of useful resources and tools for budding philosophers.  This site is searchable and has indexes by subject, major philosophical topic, and by name of philosopher.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Biomedical ethics : opposing viewpoints
Call number: Ref R725.5.B55 2003

The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy
Call number: Ref B41.C35 1999

Dictionary of common fallacies
Call number: Ref AZ 999.W37 1989 (2 vols.)

Dictionary of philosophy and religion : Eastern and Western thought
Call number: Ref B41.R43 1996

Encyclopedia of ethics
Call number: Ref BJ63.E46 1999

The Encyclopedia of philosophy
Call number: Ref
B51.E53 2006

Fifty modern thinkers on education : from Piaget to the present (Routledge key guides)
Call number: Ref LB17.F57 2001

The Handbook of Western philosophy
Call number: Ref B804.H17 1988

Medieval philosophers (Dictionary of literary biography)
Call number: Ref PS221.D5 v.115 (Storage)

Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy
Call number: Ref B51.R68 1998

World philosophy : essay-reviews of 225 major works
Call number: Ref B29.W68 1982

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:


Philosophers, Ancient

Philosophers, Modern


The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 6 sample searches below is from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each tern in a separate box:.

    1.    SU(philosophy) AND SU(philosophers)
    2.    SU(philosophy) AND SU(agnosticism)
    3.    SU(philosophy) AND SU(religion)
    4.    (plato)
    5.    (socrates)
    6.    SU(philosophy) AND SU(methods)

Researched and evaluated by:
D. Petticoffer, Librarian 3/2000
last update: C. Oldham, Librarian 3/2010

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