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    DescriptionFirst published in 1980, and now substantially revised and enlarged, this panoramic survey of philosophic and religious thought, both ancient and modern, provides access to a wide array of ideas. More than just a dictionary, this well-designed reference work contains analytical commentary and historical accounts on a vast range of topics, select bibliographies attached to many of the entries, and considerable cross-referencing. The cross-references run from philosophic movements, to technical terms, to the positions of individual philosophers, thus encouraging a personal exploration of the themes, movements, and thinkers of any particular school of thought. The end result is a reasonably compact single volume with many of the features of a multivolume encyclopedia. Reese covers both analytic and Continental philosophy, and includes a good deal of the history of philosophy. There are biographical entries for more than 900 ancient, medieval, and modern philosophers, for a total number of entries of over 4000. This new edition expands on the original treatment of religion and Asian philosophy and includes enlarged perspectives on Continental philosophy. Named "Outstanding Reference Work" by the American Library Association, the first edition was a Book-of-the-Month science pick and a selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club. Authoritative, comprehensive, clear, and interesting, The Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion will benefit the nonspecialist and specialist alike.


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    Title
    Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William L. Reese
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 870
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 1,143 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781573926218
    ISBN 10: 1573926213
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: HRA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
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    BIC subject category V2: HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEREF
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    DC21: 103
    Abridged Dewey: 103
    DC22: 103
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PHI021000, REF008000, REL054000
    LC classification: B41 .R43 1996
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Publisher
    Prometheus Books
    Imprint name
    Humanity Books
    Publication date
    01 August 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Amherst
    Author Information
    Charles Hartshorne had a long and distinguished career at the University of Chicago and was one of America's leading philosophers of religion, with dozens of books and hundreds of articles to his credit. William L. Reese, a student of Hartshorne's and the author or editor of a dozen books and scores of articles on philosophy and the philosophy of religion, is professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Albany.
    Review quote
    "[A] very good book. Probably one of the best of its kind now available." --Philosophy East and West