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The following information addresses
some of the most basic questions that students tend to have
regarding the study of philosophy. It also includes information of
particular interest to philosophy majors and minors.
The American Philosophical Association has prepared the
publication, Philosophy: A Brief Guide for Undergraduates.
It offers a basic description of the field and its areas of study,
along with descriptions of the uses of skills acquired in the study
As part of its most recent program review, the Seattle
University Philosophy Department has prepared a
Mission and Values Report that provides information on the
place of philosophy at Seattle University and in Jesuit higher
The Lemieux Library has substantial holdings in areas of
philosophy in which Seattle University faculty concentrate,
including reference works, journals, and monographs. If books or
journals are not in the collection, they can often be obtained
through interlibrary loan.
A great many Web sites devoted to philosophy now exist. Their
quality, however, varies widely. In using Web links, one should
exercise great caution in confirming that the source is reputable.
Among basic reference works, some online resources are well
established or are under development. The Stanford
Encyclopedia of Philosophy is gradually acquiring content
from qualified authors on basic ideas and thinkers in philosophy.
Seattle University students can do article searches with The
Philosopher's Index through the Lemieux
Library. Various resources, including a philosophy search
engine, are available at Hippias.