The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

Edited by Thomas Mautner


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'A definitive work...explains clearly and succinctly concepts and theories at the heart of European and American philosophy.' - Brenda Almond. What do philosophers mean by 'absolute' and 'akrasia'? What are 'Polish notation' and 'prime matter'? What contributions to human thought were made by Plato, Machiavelli, Kant and Derrida? These questions and many more are answered by this illuminating dictionary, which draws on contributions from over 100 leading philosophers.

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  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 34mm | 480.82g
  • 27 Dec 2005
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0141018402
  • 9780141018409
  • 60,786

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Thomas Mautner is Visiting Fellow in the School of Humanities at the Australian National University, He has published papers in academic journals and has lectured widely on 17th and 18th century philosophy, moral and political thought and national rights.

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