This research guide will point you toward online research resources and strategies available to you as scholars doing research at Pepperdine.
Plato and Aristotle, or Philosophy. Marble panel from the North side, lower basement of the bell tower of Florence, Italy. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.
Library of Congress classification puts Philosophy at the beginning of the B section, Note that the sub-areas are specific to parts of the discipline.
Here are some of the major subdivisions for Philosophy:
B1-5802 Philosophy (General)
B69-99 General works
B108-5802 By period (Including individual philosophers and schools of philosophy)
B808-849 Special topics and schools of philosophy
B850-5739 By region or country
B5800-5802 By religion
BC25-39 By period
BC60-99 General works
BC171-199 Special topics
BD10-701 Speculative philosophy
BD10-41 General philosophical works
BD143-237 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
BD300-450 Ontology (Including being, the soul, life, death)
BD493-701 Cosmology (Including teleology, space and time, structure of matter,plurality of worlds)
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