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FYS Spear: Debating Ethics: Books

This course guide provides starting points for research using library resources.


Below are a few of the books held by Marian dealing with ethics. For e-books that you can access on- and off-campus, see the Online Resources tab above.

Want something we don't have?

If you find a book through the catalog that looks helpful, but Marian University doesn't own it, don't worry! Simply request it through interlibrary loan (ILL). If you found the item in our catalog, you request it right there by clicking "Request It" or "Get It." Otherwise, you can request directly through your ILL account. If you need help setting up an ILL account, you can follow the account creation walkthrough that's linked on this ILL FAQ page.

Subject Call Numbers

Library of Congres

The library's collection of physical books is organized by Library of Congress call numbers--a combination of letters and numbers that classify the book by its subject and ensures that books with similar subjects are near each other. The Library of Congress provides an in-depth list of the call number breakdowns here. Below are some call number categories and ranges you can browse in our collection, listed by subject. 

BJ1-1725 Ethics

BJ71-1185 History and general works

Including individual ethical philosophers

BJ1188-1295 Religious ethics

BJ1298-1335 Evolutionary and genetic ethics

BJ1365-1385 Positivist ethics

BJ1388 Socialist ethics

BJ1390-1390.5 Communist ethics

BJ1392 Totalitarian ethics

BJ1395 Feminist ethics

BJ1518-1697 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue

Including practical and applied ethics, conduct of life, vices, success, ethics for children

BJ1725 Ethics of social groups, classes, etc. Professional ethics