A comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts—from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.
The IEP provides open access to detailed, scholarly, peer-reviewed information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and it operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, volunteers, and technical advisers. The staff of 30 editors and approximately 300 authors hold doctorate degrees and are professors at universities around the world. The Encyclopedia’s articles are written with the intention that most of the article can be understood by advanced undergraduates majoring in philosophy and by other scholars who are not working in the field covered by that article. The IEP articles are written by experts but not for experts in analogy to the way the Scientific American magazine is written by scientific experts but not primarily for scientific experts.
This peer-reviewed, academic collection contains essays on key topics in philosophical debates regarding arguments for and against the existence of God (e.g., Religious Experience, Miracles, Our Universe, Human Beings, Science and Religion, etc.). For each topic, it provides an essay from the viewpoint of theism, followed by an essay on the same topic from the viewpoint of atheism by a different author.
Covers topics in bioethics, including "the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others."
Includes more than 1,000 essays organized by broad categories related to ethics issues: animal rights, arts and censorship, bioethics, business and labor, children's rights, civil rights, environmental issues, human rights, international relations, legal and judicial issues, the media, the military, personal and social ethics, political and economic ethics, psychological ethics, race and ethnicity, religion, science and technology, sex and gender, theory, and wealth.
International Encyclopedia of Ethics
Call Number: Ref BJ .I58 2013 v.1-9
Provides clear definitions and explanations of all areas of ethics including the topics, movements, arguments, and key figures in Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Practical Ethics. Covers the major philosophical and religious traditions.
This portion of the Cambridge Histories database includes volumes from Late Antiquity, the Early Medieval, Medieval and Later Medieval periods, the Renaissance, the 17th and 18th centuries, and the period covering WWI and WWII.
The volumes include topics such as logic, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion, as well as explorations of these themes.