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Resource Guide:
Metaphysics

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Ancient Greek Philosophy. Metaphysics.B 200.M45
Philosophy. Plato.B 350-398
Philosophy. Aristotle.B 400-491
Greco-Roman Philosophy.B 504-626
General Medieval Philosophy.B 720-738
Medieval Arabian/Moorish/Islamic Philosophy.B 740-753
Medieval Jewish Philosophy.B 755
René Descartes. Special topics.B 1878
Speculative philosophy. Metaphysics.BD 95-131
Speculative philosophy. Space, time, matter and motion.BD 620-655
Ethics. Freedom of the Will. Necessitarianism.BJ 1460-1468

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Metaphysics
  • Metaphysics -- Early works to 1800
  • Causation
  • Free will and determinism
  • Nominalism
  • Reality
  • Realism
  • Anti-realism
  • Conceptualism
  • Essentialism (Philosophy)
  • Mind-body relations, Metaphysical
  • Space and time
  • Ontology
  • Hylomorphism

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Metaphysics. Book [lambda] / Aristotle; translated with an introduction and commentary by Lindsay JudsonB 434 .A5 J83 2019
Metaphysics: A Contemporary IntroductionBD 131 .L83 2017
Kant’s Modal MetaphysicsB 2799 .M5 S72 2016
Locke's touchy subjects: Materialism and ImmortalityB 1297 .J65 2015
Free: Why Science Hasn’t Disproved Free WillBJ 1461 .M453 2014
Causation: A User’s GuideBD 541 .P38 2013
Locke’s MetaphysicsB 1297 .S78 2013
Time, Space and MetaphysicsBD 632 .R86 2009
Free Will: A Very Short IntroductionBJ 1461 .P54 2004
Object and Property BD 336 .D46 1995
Free Will and Determinism BJ 1461 .B47 1966
Identity and DifferenceBD 236 .H413 1969
Oxford Studies in Metaphysics (Volumes 2-10, excluding 6 & 8)eBook 2017
Universal Science: An Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics eBook eBook 2017
Centering and Extending: An Essay on Metaphysical SenseeBook 2016
Free Will As an Open Scientific ProblemeBook (2010)

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Analysis & Metaphysics
  • Metaphysica
  • Disputatio: International Journal of Philosophy
  • Philosophy Compass
  • Open Journal of Philosophy
  • Acta Analytica
  • Phronesis: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy (Brill)
  • British Journal for the History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
  • Thought: A Journal of Philosophy
  • Philosophy East & West
  • Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.