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Philosophy

Philosopher’s Index Specialist bibliography for philosophy since 1940 (USA) or 1967 (other countries)

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Specialist international encyclopedia with more than 2,000 entries on people and topics in philosophy

Oxford Handbooks of Philosophy Current collective volumes on individual disciplines in philosophy

Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd ed.) Comprehensive reference work with more than 2,100 entries on all areas of philosophy

Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (2nd ed.) Specialist international encyclopedia, with more than 370 detailed entries on problem areas for practical ethics and its sub disciplines

Philosophy

Consultation hours for literature research

Are you planning to write a term paper, bachelor's or master's thesis?

Our subject librarian in Philosophy would be pleased to assist you in making full use of the resources of the University Library Bern:

  • Assistance in researching your topic
  • Using specialized databases
  • Help with search strategies
     

Every first and third Thursday from 15.00 to 17.00, in the Institute of Philosophy, Unitobler (office B221, 2nd floor), Länggassstr. 49a, 3012 Bern. Appointment required.

Make an appointment

 

The majority of our collection in philosophy is housed in closed stack areas and can be requested through our online catalog swissbib Basel Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

Library of Philosophy

  • Specialized literature on all subfields of philosophy
  • Large collection of primary and secondary literature on classical philosophers from ancient times to the current day
  • Academic journals in philosophy (current issue shelved in the library, older volumes available via swissbib Basel Bern)
  • Large collection of reference works

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Basic and introductory literature for students

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Latest issues of print journals in the Schultheissensaal