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Resource Guide:
Political Philosophy

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.

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.

  • Political philosophy
  • Political science
  • Political science -- Philosophy
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Humanism
  • Law (Philosophy)
  • National socialism and philosophy
  • Peace (Philosophy)
  • Power (Philosophy)
  • Ethics
  • Justice (Philosophy)
  • Utilitarianism

Research Databases

Online Journals

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.

  • Etica & Politica
  • Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy
  • The Journal of Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy Compass
  • Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy
  • Res Publica: A Journal of Legal and Social Philosophy
  • Review Journal of Political Philosophy

Print 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
Leviathan: or, The Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiasticall and CivilJC 153 .H66 1947
RepublicJC 71 .P513 2004
The Politics of AristotleJC 71 .A41 B3 1960
Contemporary Political Philosophy: an introduction JA 83 .K95 1990
The Authority of Law: Essays on Law and MoralityBJ 55 .R11
On Liberty and Other EssaysJC 585 .M74 1998
Moral Principles and Political ObligationsJC 328 .S55 1979
An Introduction to the Philosophy of LawB65 .P68 1954 c. 2
Lectures on the History of Political PhilosophyJA 71 .R297 2007
Political PhilosophyJA 71 .S476 2008
History of Political PhilosophyJA 81 .H58 1987
The Difficulty of Tolerance: Essays in Political PhilosophyJA 71 .S273 2003
Political Thought and Political ThinkersJA 83 .S52 1998
Justice for Earthlings: Essays in Political PhilosophyJA 71 .M4565 2012
Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive ConfucianismB 5233 .C6 A546 2012
Philosophy, Politics, Democracy: Selected EssaysH 61.51 .C64 2009
Is There a Duty to Obey the Law?BJ 55 .W45 2005
Classics of Moral and Political TheoryJA 79 .C59 2001