The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library


This guide successfully locates high-quality information for research projects in Philosophy and Ethics.

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Suggested Search Terms

  • aesthetics and philosophy of art
  • analytic philosophy
  • aristotelianism
  • asian philosophy
  • biomedical ethics
  • business ethics 
  • continental philosophy
  • cosmology
  • deconstructionism
  • environmental ethics
  • epistemology (theory of knowledge)
  • ethics (moral philosophy, morals)
  • existentialism
  • frankfurt school of critical theory
  • hermeneutics
  • idealism
  • logic and philosophical logic
  • marxism
  • neo-aristotelianism (the Chicago School)
  • philosophy of mind (perception and self / cognitive science / neuroscience)
  • metaphysics
  • ontology. Including being, the soul, life, and death
  • phenomenology
  • philosophy of film
  • philosophy of law
  • philosophy of language (rhetoric)
  • philosophy of science
  • philosophy of religion
  • postmodernism
  • (post-)structuralism
  • pragmatism
  • rationalism
  • social and political philosophy
  • thomism

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