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Dictionary of world philosophy
Iannone, A. Pablo.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2001]

Physical Description:
xviii, 554 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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B41 .I26 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The Dictionary of World Philosophy covers the diverse and challenging terminology, concepts, schools and traditions of the vast field of world philosophy. Providing an extremely comprehensive resource and an essential point of reference in a complex and expanding field of study the Dictionary covers all major subfields of the discipline.
Key features:
* Cross-references are used to highlight interconnections and the cross-cultural diffusion and adaptation of terms which has taken place over time
* The user is led from specific terms to master entries which provide valuable historical and cultural context
* Each master entry is followed by at least two suggestions for further reading on the subject, creating a substantial bibliography of world philosophy
* References extend beyond philosophy to related areas such as cognitive science, computer science, language and physics
Subdisciplines covered include:* aesthetics * ethics * sociopolitical philosophy * the philosophy of law * epistemology * logic * the philosophy of science * the philosophy of mind * the philosophy of culture and history * metaphysics * the philosophy of religion
Entries are drawn from West Africa, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Latin American, Maori and Native American philosophy including the important and so far largely neglected instance of Pre-Hispanic thought: Nahua philosophy.

Author Notes

Professor A Pablo Iannone is a member of the Department of Philosophy at Central Connecticut State University, US and the author,in philosophy, of several academic books. He has also published poetry and short stories.

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Choice Review

Extremely comprehensive, this resource written by a single author offers entries for terms, philosophical areas of inquiry, and traditions drawn from global philosophies. Concentrating on terms and related conceptual, theoretical, factual, and other matters, it introduces philosophers only to the extent they are relevant to the terms. Iannone successfully manages to "present and discuss a great variety of philosophical traditions in a manner that is sensitive to the different concerns that motivate them." Coverage includes traditions from African, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Latin American, Maori, and Native American philosophies. All entries are accompanied by suggested readings; cross-references are printed in italics. A welcome addition to all reference collections needing global perspective on philosophical terms and concepts. L. Lampert California State University--Northridge

Table of Contents

Entries include: abazimu, abortion, Advaita, afrocentricity, age of the world, artificial life, baskets of knowledge, bhakti,body, brotherhood, chain of being, Chinese legalism, creation, cybernetics, darshana, death, dravya, empathy, euthanasia, love, madrash, memory, Mohism, mysticism, naturalism, paradox, passion, philosophy of education, speculative grammar, paranormal, Aouism, theurgy, truth, virtue, Zen