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Philosophy Subject Guide

Learn about key library resources for studying philosophy

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Inter-Library Loans

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You can apply for an ILL when you need a book, journal or journal article not held in our collection. Find out more.

Key University Archive Resources in Philosophy

Primary source material is a valuable resource for all kinds of subjects across the University, including philosophy. Archive staff work with Philosophy tutors to explore themes such as the sense of self, communication and the impact of the digital world. Archives and philosophy have a strong connection as evidenced in the work of philosophers such as Foucault and Derrida.  

You can find items of interest by searching our archives and collections online catalogue

To find out more about the Archive go to and email with your questions.

Recipe for long life includes suggestions such as keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise. Typed record of the recipe spoken by Mr Li Ching Yun on his 250th birthday.