Sudden Selector's Guide to Philosophy Resources—eEditions PDF e-book

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Lisa K. Hopkins and Helene Williams, Volume Editors

Philosophy has an extensive history that spans more than two millennia. Today, the study of philosophy reaches into various academic fields from the humanities to the sciences and is informed by multi- and transcultural reflections. Because of philosophy’s all-encompassing breadth and depth, the subject matter can be intimidating to anyone without an advanced degree in the field. George J. Aulisio’s Sudden Selector’s Guide to Philosophy Resources endeavors to provide a better understanding of the world of philosophy to its readers. This guide is for any academic librarian committed to learning more about the study of philosophy and the philosophical community, including its various questions, methodologies, focuses, and idiosyncrasies. In addition to learning about philosophy, readers will also learn to develop and manage a comprehensive philosophy collection supported by effective research and user services strategies. 



Chapter 1
Overview of the Discipline 
Chapter 2
Philosophy Collection Development 
Chapter 3
Economics of the Discipline 
Chapter 4
Major Resources in Philosophy 
Chapter 5
Professional Development and Continuing Education 
Chapter 6


George J. Aulisio

George J. Aulisio is the research and scholarly services coordinator at The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library. He has attained the rank of professor and currently serves as department chair. He has been interested in philosophy since before he even knew he was reading philosophy. He earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a master of science in library and information science from Drexel University, and a master of liberal arts in philosophy and metaphysics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently finishing his dissertation on the philosophy of mind to earn his doctor of philosophy degree from Temple University. He teaches philosophy regularly at the University of Scranton. He has published in both library and philosophy scholarly journals. His library scholarship focuses on copyright, sustainability, and scholarly communications. He currently serves as editor of the Library Materials and Pricing Index. In philosophy, he has published articles on Descartes’ epistemology and science and on Neo-Confucian ethics.