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Philosophy - Longview

This page provides resources for the study of philosophy. Related course: Phil 100, 101, 102, 200

Welcome

This page provides resources for the study of philosophy. Related courses: PHIL 100, 101, & 102. 

Welcome to the Philosophy subject guide. This guide contains information and help in finding articles, books, and websites related to philosophy. Please consult a reference librarian if you need additional help in research or topic selection.

Use the menu to the left to navigate to the various resources. Below the menu, there are links to contact the library by phone, email, and chat. 

MCC Philosophy Department

From the department website:
Although relatively few people become professional philosophers, the study of philosophy is a vital part of your college education. Philosophy courses also have many side benefits. Along the way, you'll learn to:

  • Think deeply
  • Think creatively and critically
  • Analyze information
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and honestly
  • Analyze objectively
  • Organize efficiently
  • Communicate competently (both orally and in writing) and thoroughly
  • Research

All of these will help you in any endeavor, whether it's law, teaching, diplomacy, public service, publishing, journalism, the ministry, the social or natural sciences, mathematics, business or the arts.

Choose from courses that include ethics, logic, world philosophy, religion, values and more. Our philosophy program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. This degree gives you a solid two-year background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you home in on your specific philosophic interests.

COVID and MCC Libraries

All MCC physical library locations are closed. For online research assistance, click Ask a Librarian. Schedule a virtual research appointment with a librarian here

Print books can be requested from the library catalog, including MOBIUS items. For Spring semester 2021, book pickup is available by appointment only on Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments can be made through Starfish, or by calling your campus library during those hours to request a book and schedule your pickup time:

  • MCC-Blue River: 816.604.6642
  • MCC-Longview: 816.604.2080
  • MCC-Maple Woods: 816.604.3080
  • MCC-Penn Valley: 816.604.4080

Library books may be returned to the outdoor book return bins located at MCC-Blue River, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods and MCC-Penn Valley. Please check MCC's Coronavirus page for updates.