The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy A revised edition of the best-selling dictionary of philosophy, now with recommended web links. Contains over 3,000 entries, including biographies of nearly 500 philosophers. A wide-ranging and authoritative source of reference for students, teachers and an excellent introduction to philosophy for the general reader.
- Published: 02 October 2008
- Format: Paperback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199541430 ISBN 10: 0199541434
- Sales rank: 8,915
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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.