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Title:
The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy
Author:
Audi, Robert, 1941-
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxxv, 1001 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521631365

9780521637220
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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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Concise and readable but comprehensive in coverage, this excellent source provides short biographical entries for many philosophers from both eastern and western philosophical traditions and covers a vast number of philosophical terms, topics, and themes. There are numerous cross-references, and the volume ends with an "Index of Selected Names Not Occurring as Headwords." The latter is particularly valuable in that it links specific philosophers to theories and key ideas associated with their work (e.g., the entry "Arrow, Kenneth" refers to "Arrow's paradox" and "decision theory"; "Thagard, Paul" refers to "cognitive science" and "naturalistic epistemology"). Recommended for students and teachers of philosophy, both general and specialized. S. P. Foster; Central Michigan University


Table of Contents

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