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Dictionary Plus Philosophy

Dictionary Plus Philosophy   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
442 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on terminology, concepts, theories, techniques, people, and organizations relating to philosophy. These entries are ... More
Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
Length:
1.29 million words
Illustration(s):
3
This is an encyclopedic dictionary covering hundreds of important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
321,336 words
Over 3,400 entries This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. ... More
A Dictionary of Logic

A Dictionary of Logic   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
48,612 words
Over 450 entries A Dictionary of Logic expands on Oxford’s coverage of the topic in works such as The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Featuring entries primarily ... More
A Dictionary of Atheism

A Dictionary of Atheism   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy
Length:
17,055 words
Over 150 entries This new dictionary provides definitions of terms related to the subject of atheism, ranging from those of historic importance, including ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy
Length:
679,034 words
Illustration(s):
5
Over 180 entries This encyclopedia explores the intersection between biblical sources and ethical issues, both historical and modern, through extensive ... More
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
2.77 million words
Illustration(s):
179
Featuring 815 articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the ... More
Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Philosophy, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
666,360 words
Over 450 entries The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, which contains over 450 entries by nearly 300 authors, provides an account of philosophical thought in the United ... More
The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers

The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
689,979 words
The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers is a massive reference work featuring those eighteenth-century German philosophers, scholars, jurists, literary ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
580,433 words
Illustration(s):
38
From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view ... More
The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
521,393 words
Illustration(s):
88
Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the ... More
The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
1.52 million words
This is an indispensible reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought. Both academic and non-academic philosophers are represented, as are a large ... More
The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
2.85 million words
Illustration(s):
22
This is the first comprehensive reference work devoted to philosophy in Britain. In addition to biographical entries on the lives and works of individual thinkers, it incorporates major ... More
The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy, Religion
Length:
277,800 words
2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title There has been a long tradition of interest in philosophy in the Islamic world, and it is the aim of this comprehrensive reference work to ... More
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
1.92 million words
Illustration(s):
97
The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is the first reference work to survey the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society from classical philosophy to ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Mind

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
798,019 words
Illustration(s):
245
‘a masterful compilation in one volume of virtually every important aspect of mind, brain and consciousness’, Washington Post First published ... More
The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
897,098 words
‘that rarest of things: a philosophical work that is genuinely entertaining ... by far the best — and best value — philosophical reference book on the market’ ... More

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