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Philosophy Information

Welcome to the Collections Guide for Philosophy at King's College London.

Key classmarks for this area of study are:

  • B1-5739- Philosophy (General)
  • BC1-199 - Logic
  • BC200- Language and Philosophy
  • BD10-701- Speculative Psychology
  • BF1-990- Psychology
  • BH1-301- Aesthetics
  • BJ1-1725 - Ethics

Once you know the call number (or classmark) you are looking for, you can use a floor plan to help you find the area of the library to visit. Most books that are relevant to Arts & Humanities are held in the Maughan Library.

Books are organised on the shelves using call numbers (or classmarks). We use the Library of Congress Classification Scheme which creates call numbers (or classmarks) using a series of letters and numbers - eg DD237 PEU.

  • The initial letters denote the general subject area (eg DD denotes the history of Germany)
  • The numbers denote a more specific subject area (eg DD237 denotes general works on the history of Germany post 1918)
  • The final combination of letters and numbers denote the author

Journals for Philosophy

Library Services gives you access to a wide range of journals to support your studies and research.

One of the best known collections of journal articles relevant to the Arts & Humanities is JSTOR, which focuses on older journal articles. There are many other collections which offer more recent articles of a similar academic standard.

You can use Library Search to access an extensive selection of ejournals and print journals. Titles include:

  • Mind
  • Philosophy Compass
  • The Philosophical Review
  • Philosophy.

Arts & Humanities print journals are held on the ground floor of the Maughan Library. These are reference only and cannot be taken out of the library.

Databases & Ebook Collections

Archives and Special Collections

The Foyle Special Collections Library holds rare and historical material on Western philosophy.

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Here is just one example of an item held in Special Collections on this subject:
John Locke. An essay concerning human understanding. London, 1715-16. Foyle Special Collections Library