Engage with Foundational IdeasStudents in introductory philosophy courses become familiar with major philosophical problems and the methods of dealing with them. They also learn how to read and interpret philosophical texts and demonstrate what it means to adopt a "philosophical attitude" as an elevated form of human curiosity and resistance to any kind of dogmatism.
Gale Researcher provides an accessible guide for undergraduate philosophy students that is thorough, balanced, rigorous, and historically informed. To support philosophical learning, materials focus on predominant themes such as politics and society, democracy and law, religion, the development of science, ethics, the meaning of life, and many others. Empower students to build new insights with a foundation in the historical and modern perspectives that have shaped our thinking.
Topical Coverage Includes
- Philosophy Overview
- Chinese Philosophy
- Pre-Socratic Philosophy
- Sophist Philosophers
- Socrates' Philosophy
- Plato's Philosophy
- Aristotle's Philosophy
- Stoic Philosophers
- Aquinas' Philosophy
- Descartes' Philosophy
- John Locke's Philosophy
- David Hume's Philosophy
- Immanuel Kant's Philosophy
- John Stuart Mill's Philosophy
- Karl Marx's Philosophy
- Søren Kierkegaard's Philosophy
- William James' Philosophy
- Friedrich Nietzsche's Philosophy
- Martin Heidegger's Philosophy
- Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophy
WHAT BOOKLIST SAYS ABOUT GALE RESEARCHER
" This database from Gale offers an array of topics, effective search and browse options, and a streamlined overall blueprint....It is worth noting that each topic in the database has been edited by a subject-matter expert, an aspect that adds greatly to overall effectiveness. Librarians can customize the database experience by adding links to relevant outside resources, both Gale and non-Gale. This is a strong database that offers librarians a range of purchase options."
- Booklist, November 2016
Reviews & Testimonials
“…a great tool for librarians in teaching faculty and students information literacy skills, as well as taking some of the fear from some survey courses.”
“This product looks very useful for both students and faculty. We are just getting into OER and this seems like a perfect fit for our community college students.”
“A good beginning spot for instructional design and student resources.”
"Gale Researcher gives students a reliable starting point that allows them to get going on their project. With its focus, it helps them more efficiently do their research while speeding up the process so they don’t have to spend countless hours searching on the Internet or aimlessly browsing through library resources. Instead, they can get started somewhere and get going very quickly, allowing them to get deeper into the topic faster."
“… a gateway to deeper research,”