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BISAC Subject Headings List, Philosophy

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PHI000000      PHILOSOPHY / General

PHI001000      PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics

PHI028000      PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist

PHI026000      PHILOSOPHY / Criticism

PHI003000      PHILOSOPHY / Eastern

PHI004000      PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology

PHI035000      PHILOSOPHY / Essays

PHI005000      PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy

                      PHILOSOPHY / Ethnophilosophy see headings under SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies

                      PHILOSOPHY / Feminism see SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory

PHI007000      PHILOSOPHY / Free Will & Determinism

PHI008000      PHILOSOPHY / Good & Evil

PHI036000      PHILOSOPHY / Hermeneutics

PHI033000      PHILOSOPHY / Hindu

PHI009000      PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General

PHI002000      PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical

PHI012000      PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Medieval

PHI037000      PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Renaissance

PHI016000      PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern

PHI046000      PHILOSOPHY / Individual Philosophers

PHI038000      PHILOSOPHY / Language

PHI011000      PHILOSOPHY / Logic

PHI013000      PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics

PHI014000      PHILOSOPHY / Methodology

PHI015000      PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body

                      PHILOSOPHY / Moral Philosophy see Ethics & Moral Philosophy

PHI031000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / General

PHI039000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Analytic

PHI040000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Critical Theory

PHI027000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Deconstruction

PHI041000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Empiricism

PHI006000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Existentialism

PHI010000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Humanism

PHI042000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Idealism

PHI018000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Phenomenology

PHI043000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Post-Structuralism

PHI020000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Pragmatism

PHI032000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Rationalism

PHI044000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Realism

PHI029000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Structuralism

PHI045000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Transcendentalism

PHI030000      PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Utilitarianism

                      PHILOSOPHY / Mysticism see BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mysticism or RELIGION / Mysticism

                      PHILOSOPHY / Philosophy of Education see EDUCATION / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects

                      PHILOSOPHY / Philosophy of Language see Language

                      PHILOSOPHY / Philosophy of Religion see RELIGION / Philosophy

                      PHILOSOPHY / Philosophy of Science see SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects

PHI019000      PHILOSOPHY / Political

PHI021000      PHILOSOPHY / Reference

PHI022000      PHILOSOPHY / Religious

PHI034000      PHILOSOPHY / Social

PHI023000      PHILOSOPHY / Taoist

                      PHILOSOPHY / Utopian see POLITICAL SCIENCE / Utopias

                      PHILOSOPHY / Western see specific headings in this section

                      PHILOSOPHY / Yoga see Hindu or HEALTH & FITNESS / Yoga

PHI025000      PHILOSOPHY / Zen

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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