The University offers access to an extensive number of electronic books, which can be searched, printed and downloaded (subject to the usual copyright restrictions). Electronic notes and bookmarks can be made by creating a personal account. More information about ebooks can be found on the ebooks@cambridge website.
- The majority of ebooks can be found via iDiscover. Look for 'electronic resource' or 'electronic book' next to the title.
Please note: Some publisher's titles will not yet show up in a search. You will need to search their websites for ebooks. These include: Early English Books Online, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Springer.
- The library has a Pinterest board which showcases new Philosophy ebooks.
Main ebook collections for philosophy
A short is available. A Raven username and password is required to access ebooks off campus.
Selected open access philosophy ebooks
- P.D. Magnus and T. Button, Forallx: Cambridge version 2014-15 For IA Logic course.
- T. Button, Metatheory Online textbook for Cambridge IB Logic course.
- H. Pospesel and D. Marans, Arguments: Deductive Logic Exercises (1978).
- P. Teller, A Modern Formal Logic Primer (1989)
Selected free philosophy ebooks and online texts
- Project Gutenburg The largest collection of free ebooks on all subjects.
- Early Modern Texts Modernised versions of early modern philosophical texts by Jonathan Bennett. Includes works by Berkeley, Descartes Locke, Hume, Kant among others.
- Ancient and medieval texts in Latin and some translations.
- Alex A freely available collection of classic works particularly works of ancient philosophy.
- Loeb Classical Library - Translated ancient philosophy texts published by Loeb.
- Medieval Online Texts Huge collection of digitised philosophy texts from antiquity to the 18th century
- Online Library of Liberty Downloadable out of copyright works including philosophy texts.
- Open Book Publishers- open access academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
- HathiTrust Digital Library- Large collection of digital content from research libraries including content from the Google Books project.
- University of California Press E-books Collection Includes free philosophy texts.
- University of Pittsburg Press Digital Editions Includes free philosophy texts.
Selected free writings by philosopher
- David Hume The web site, davidhume.org provides a free collection of almost everything written by David Hume. Includes bibliographies and links to Hume scholarship on the web.
- Marx and Engels Index of their significant works.
- Nietzsche's Features Downloadable works of Nietzsche, with a biography and bibliography.
- Plato Free access to the works of Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett.
- Wittgenstein Source Free access to Wittgenstein texts including the Bergen Facsimile Edition, and the Bergen Text Edition of 5000 pages of Wittgenstein's Nachlass.