Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers

Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers

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Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers by J. O. Urmson

On its first appearance in 1960, J.O. Urmson's Concise encyclopedia of Western philosophy and philosophers established itself as a classic. Its contributors included many of the leading philosophers of the English-speaking world: Ryle, Hare, Strawson, Ayer, Dummett, Williams and many others. They wrote with an authority and individuality which made the Encyclopedia into a lively and engaging introduction to philosophy as well as a convenient reference work.
For this edition, supervised by Jonathan Rée, the original articles have been revised and updated, and eighty articles by thirty one new authors have been added. The additions take account of recent developments in philosophy, of literary, historical and political issues in philosophy, and of developments in continental thought, including in Marxism, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, existentialism, structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction. There is a clear, integral cross-referencing system which allows the reader to identify points of overlap between philosophical traditions and their personalities at a glance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780044453796
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/13/1990
Edition description: New ed., completely rev
Pages: 256

About the Author

Jonathan Rée is a freelance historian, journalist and philosopher. His books include Descartes, Philosophy and its Past, Proletarian Philosophers, Philosophical Tales, Heidegger, and I See a Voice.

J.O. Urmson was Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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