Philosophy (from the Greek, philosophia) literally means the love of wisdom. This discipline studies the nature of the world and human conduct and the basis for human knowledge. Among the major areas of study in philosophy are logic, metaphysics (study of being or reality), epistemology (origin and nature of human knowledge), aesthetics (evaluative study of beauty, often as applied in the arts), and ethics. This guide is designed to be an entry into the study of philosophy and provides information on useful resources available in the Azusa Pacific University libraries. Resource collections in philosophy may be reviewed by key ideas, personalities, cultures, and time periods.
A good introductory review of philosophy and key concepts which might be helpful in your studies is:
These works may provide introductory and background information related to your topic. Look for bibliographies within the articles to help you find additional resources.
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With this search, you will locate this very helpful encyclopedia on Augustine.