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Philosophy, mural by Robert Lewis Reid. Second Floor, North Corridor. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Caption underneath reads:  HOW CHARMING IS DIVINE PHILOSOPHY.Welcome to Greenlease Library's Philosophy Research Guide! 

Use this guide to find philosophy sources through the Library and on the Web. If you can't find what you need, contact us via phone, chat, or email, using the information to the right. No question is too small or too big!

Background Information - Start here to get access to general reference information about Philosophy.

Find Books - Search our catalog for books about your research topic.

Find Articles - Search for journal articles about Philosophy using databases that provide access to scholary journals. 

Citation Guides - Access a subject guide about creating accurate citations using AMA, MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian styles. 

Internet Resources - View some recommended web sites that may help you with inquiry and research. 

What is Philosophy?

What is Philosophy?

Philosophy, as "love of wisdom," explores the most fundamental questions of human experience, questions concerning the nature of the human person, the existence of God, immortality, freedom, the nature of moral and political values, the question of being, appearance and reality, knowledge and truth. A variety of richly developed and intellectually exciting answers to these questions, and many others, are explored in a systematic and rigorous way by means of a study of the work of outstanding classical and contemporary philosophers. (Source: Rockhurst University Philosophy Department

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