In Philosophy, primary sources can include:
Philosophical texts, treatises, meditations
Personal narratives, diaries, memoirs, correspondence, letters
Search in the Library Catalogue and enter the philosopher you want to read as an author, or the work you want to read as a title.
Author: Beauvoir, Simone de
Title: Diary of a Philosophy Student
For prolific philosophers, try using an Advanced Search to specify both title and author.
Author: Plato Title: Republic
Author: Confucius Title: Analects
If you are looking for works in translation, limit by language, eg:
Author: Aristotle Language: English
Author: Spinoza, Benedictus de
If you are looking for a short treatise by a specific philosopher, look for the collected works of that philosopher, eg:
Author: Wittgenstein Title: Works
- using the title word "Works" will give you English translations
Search the Library to find books and ebooks by your Philosopher.
⇒ Use limits to narrow down by language, author, format, etc. Examples: