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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics   Reference library

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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 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 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 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
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 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
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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