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Research Guide for Philosophy and Religion  

This guide is for students at Southern Oregon University doing research in philosophy or religion.
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Journals by Title

How do I find a particular journal?

  1. Open the Hannon Library Catalog.
  2. Select “In the title” from the first dropdown.
  3. Enter the journal title in the search box.
  4. Select Material Type: “Journals.”
  5. Hit Search.

If we have it, you should see results appear in a list. Click “View Online” to see options for reading the journal online. Click “Get it” to learn more about what physical print issues we have.

If you don’t see any links, then we probably don’t have it and you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. It will take 1-7 business days and costs $2 for SOU students for each article. You will receive it electronically when it arrives.

Philosophy Websites

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    This is an online encyclopedia of philosophy. It has some great articles complete with bibliographies to help you find other sources of information.
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    This is another freely available, high quality resource for finding introductions to a wide variety of philosophical areas.
  • PhilPapers
    "PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of works in philosophy. In addition to indexing books and journal articles, we monitor open access archives and personal pages for articles by academic philosophers."
  • EpistemeLinks
    This includes thousands of sorted links to philosophy resources on the internet and has several additional features.
  • Erratic Impact
    Categorized by history, subject and author, this meta-index integrates text resources with online resources in philosophy and related fields.
  • Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
    This is Professor Peter Suber's well-known guide to philosophy on the internet. Scroll down to see the extensive lists of a wide variety of resources. (Be aware that he's no longer keeping this up-to-date.)


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  • Education YouTube
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  • iTunes U
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Books in Philosophy and Religion

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Arguing about Human Nature - Stephen M. Downes (Editor); Edouard Machery (Editor)
Call Number: BD450 .A725 2013
ISBN: 9780415894401
Publication Date: 2013-03-19

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Political Emotions - Martha C. Nussbaum
Call Number: JA71 .N88 2013
ISBN: 9780674724655
Publication Date: 2013-10-01

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Intelligent Virtue - Julia Annas
Call Number: BJ1521 .A55 2011
ISBN: 9780199228782
Publication Date: 2011-05-26

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The Origins of the World's Mythologies - E. J. Michael Witzel
Call Number: BL312 .W58 2012
ISBN: 9780199812851
Publication Date: 2013-01-04

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The Ethical Project - Philip Kitcher
Call Number: BJ1311 .K53 2011
ISBN: 9780674061446
Publication Date: 2011-11-07


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