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The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy
Audi, Robert, 1941-
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxxv, 1001 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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B41 .C35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Widely acclaimed as the most authoritative and accessible one-volume dictionary available in English (and now with translations into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Italian, and Spanish underway) this second edition offers an even richer, more comprehensive, and more up-to-date survey of ideas and thinkers written by an international team of 436 contributors. Includes the most comprehensive entries on major philosophers, 400 new entries including over 50 on preeminent contemporary philosophers, extensive coverage of rapidly developing fields such as the philosophy of mind and applied ethics, more entries on non-Western philosophy than any comparable volume, and increased coverage of Continental philosophy.

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Choice Review

In his preface, Robert Audi (Univ. of Notre Dame) describes philosophy as a "field in motion." The third edition of this authoritative volume (CH, Mar'00, 37-3647) captures the dynamic nature of the field by substantially expanding coverage. The scope now includes some 500 new entries in addition to increased coverage of some of the more rapidly growing fields. Entries on ethics, cognitive science, and the philosophy of mind, for example, are substantially longer and reflect contemporary developments. Of particular interest, this edition continues to expand coverage (initiated in the second edition) of philosophical thinkers who are still living and active. Historians of philosophy are also covered for the first time in this volume. New entries on Australasian and Austrian philosophy, along with a substantial expansion of coverage of African philosophy, evidence the care that Audi, assisted by Paul Audi (Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha), took to ensure that the dictionary remains comprehensive in its scope and inclusive of global perspectives. For all of this edition's expanded coverage, it maintains its characteristic concise, readable prose, suitable for both senior scholars and beginning students of philosophy and related disciplines. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic readers. --Andrew Wesolek, Clemson University

Table of Contents

Appendix of special symbols and logical notation
Index of selected names not occurring as headwords