The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

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By (author) Simon Blackburn

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 26mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199541434
  • ISBN 13: 9780199541430
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 11,373

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This best-selling dictionary is written by one of the most famous philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. Entries include over 500 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day. The first edition of this dictionary became a market-leader and a standard work of reference, selling over 100,000 copies. Now the author, Professor Simon Blackburn, has revised it to include web links which provide up-to-date and valuable extra information via the Dictionary of Philosophy companion website. Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,000 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.

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Author information

Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He was a Fellow and Tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford from 1969 to 1990. Best-selling author of Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics, and Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy, he also edited the journal Mind from 1984 to 1990.

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Review from previous edition an excellent source book Times Higher Education Supplement the most comprehensive dictionary of philosophy in English Times Literary Supplement

Table of contents

PREFACE ; DICTIONARY ; APPENDIX: LOGICAL SYMBOLS ; CHRONOLOGY