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The academic study of philosophy is not only a historic discipline, but can also be divided into a variety of fields including metaphysics, epistemology, politics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, philosophy of mind, and more. Given the depth and breadth of philosophy as a discipline, scholars of philosophy often study aspects of other disciplines and as such the collections and resources for fields such as Classics, Literature, Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Politics, and History may be of interest. Conversely, readers in other departments may often find themselves engaging with the philosophy collection and supporting resources. 

General Resources

The following online encyclopedias offer introductory articles on various philosophers and their ideas. 

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) was founded in 1995 to provide open access to detailed, scholarly, peer-reviewed information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. 

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