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- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Format: Hardback | 1088 pages
- Dimensions: 188mm x 236mm x 52mm | 1,982g
- Publication date: 26 May 2005
- Publication City/Country: Oxford
- ISBN 10: 0199264791
- ISBN 13: 9780199264797
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports.
- Sales rank: 69,490
Oxford University Press presents a major new edition of the definitive philosophical reference work for readers at all levels. For ten years the original volume has served as a stimulating introduction for general readers and as an indispensable guide for students; its breadth and depth of coverage have ensured that it is also read with pleasure and interest by those working at a higher level in philosophy and related disciplines. A distinguished international assembly of 249 philosophers contributed almost 2,000 entries, and many of these have now been considerably revised and updated; to these are added over 300 brand-new pieces on a fascinating range of current topics. This new edition offers enlightening and enjoyable discussions of all aspects of philosophy, and of the lives and work of the great philosophers from antiquity to the present day.
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Ted Honderich is Emeritus Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London. He was born in Canada and educated in Toronto and London. His major work is A Theory of Determinism: The Mind, Neuroscience, and Life-Hopes, published by the Clarendon Press in 1988 and subsequently issued in two paperback volumes. He addresses the same subject for a more general readership in How Free are You? (1993). He is also known for his writings on political philosophy, and for the widely successful philosophy readers which he has edited.
Magisterial and unrivalled... the new edition remains the definitive reference guide to the world of philosophy. Library Journal A reference work of both great value and pleasurable reading. Booklist Philosophy students in search of a crisp (or comparatively crisp) summary are certainly spoilt for choice. Lively. Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Times that rarest of things: a philosophical work that is genuinely entertaining ... by far the best - and best value - philosophical reference book on the market.' Observer