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Overview

The most complete and up-to-date philosophy reference for a new generation, with entries ranging from Abstract Objects to Wisdom, Socrates to Jean-Paul Sartre, Ancient Egyptian Philosophy to Yoruba Epistemology.
The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy includes:
* More than 2000 alphabetically arranged, accessible entries
* Contributors from more than 1200 of the world's leading thinkers
* Comprehensive coverage of the classic philosophical themes, such as Plato, Arguments for the Existence of God and Metaphysics
* Up-to-date coverage of contemporary philosophers, ideas, schools and recent developments, including Jacques Derrida, Poststructuralism and Ecological Philosophy
* Unrivalled international and multicultural scope with entries such as Modern Islamic Philosophy, Marxist Thought in Latin America and Chinese Buddhist Thought
* An exhaustive index for ease of use
* Extensive cross-referencing
* Suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry

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Editorial Reviews

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This work consists of more than 2000 abbreviated entries culled from the ten-volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (LJ 9/15/98). It has the same number of entries as the ten-volume set, whose lengthy essays each begin with a brief description of the subject; it is these descriptions that make up the content of the Concise Encyclopedia. The layout generally follows other one-volume Routledge works, e.g., the Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers (LJ 9/1/96). Each entry is signed and includes one or two suggestions for further reading on the topic. An alphabetical list of entries and their contributors appears at the beginning of the book, and there is a comprehensive subject index. Reflecting the entire set, the choice of entries has been carefully made, and topics are not limited either to history or to Western philosophy. Libraries owning the set probably don't need this, though it would not be costly to add for ready-reference purposes. It should, however, find a welcome spot on the reference shelves of libraries not owning the set, given the exceptionally reasonable price and the care that has gone into the production.--Terry Skeats, Bishop Univ. Lib., Lennoxville, Quebec Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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This weighty reference title will interest college-level and specialty collections with its concise reference to all branches of philosophy, from abstractions to ancient Egyptian philosophy. Over 2,000 entries are arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference, representing studies of over 1,200 of the world's philosophers. The latest thoughts and developments on the topics make for a contemporary reference with extensive bibliographic and research cross-references.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415223645
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1064
  • Product dimensions: 7.13 (w) x 9.97 (h) x 2.41 (d)

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