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Philosophy: Getting Started


This guide is designed to support research for PCC philosophy classes.  Use the tabs in this guide to find:

  • Books - Find philosophy books and e-books, including Philosophy and Popular Culture books.
  • Videos - DVDs and streaming films and documentaries
  • Articles - Published articles in magazines and journals
  • Websites - Recommended web sources. 
  • Get Help - Get help from a librarian 24x7, get support from a tutor, or find a handout or tutorial to help you with your research.


Philosophy Now

Cover of Philosophy NowPhilosophy Now - A Magazine of Ideas is an engaging magazine out of Great Britain about all sorts of philosophical and ethical issues.  Features include articles, ethics in society, fiction, reviews and cartoons.  (Click View it to link to Philosophy Now from the library catalog and view all articles.)

Some recent essays: 

Existence (Barbara Smoker probes why there is something rather than nothing.)
Professional Baseball & Performance-Enhancing Drugs (Darrin Belousek considers different ethical perspectives on drugs in sport)
Are There ‘Other’ Ways of Knowing?  Beyond the scientific way of knowing...

Get Started

Start your explorations of big ideas and great thinkers in online encyclopedias.

Your librarian

Roberta Richards
SE LIB 206, 971-722-4962

Chat or Text a Librarian for Help

You can chat with a PCC librarian any time you see the PCC Ask A Librarian chat widget on any of the library's pages (like the PCC Library home page) or in a subject guide like this one. You can also get to us through AIM, Yahoo!, or Google Talk.

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