What does it mean to explain something? Do explanations run out? Where? Can we explain why they run out where they do? What about us, the explainers: what sort of explanation can we give of ourselves? Where do we fit in the grand scheme of things? Where do our misfortunes fit? We'll investigate these and related questions from several philosophical and religious points of view. We'll see that the points of view are very different but also that they are deeply connected. Moving between them, we'll gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and of our place in the world, one that is informed by some of humanity's most profound reflections on the matter.
The Library provides access to a wonderful selection of print and electronic resources on a vast array of topics; if we don't have a title that you need, we can typically borrow it from another library nearby or across the country. Additionally, the library provides access to other resources like chargers, white boards, jigsaw puzzles and much more. We also offer welcoming and skilled library staff to help you with all your information needs.
Listed below are the letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress (LC) Classification. Click on any class to view an outline of its subclasses in an interactive PDF format. This list is based off of the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
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