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July 13, 2016

Philosophy on Oxford Reference

Philosophy encompasses the study of many fundamental aspects of our lives and the world that surrounds us, including the nature of reality, of knowledge, of morality, and of the relationship between the mind and the body. On Oxford Reference you can find over 17,000 concise definitions and in-depth, specialist encyclopedic entries on all aspects of philosophy.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics
Published online: January 2015

This encyclopedia explores the intersection between biblical sources and ethical issues, both historical and modern, through extensive analytical and constructive treatments of a wide range of topics by leading biblical scholars and ethicists.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (3rd edition)
Published online: March 2016

This bestselling dictionary provides more than 3,400 entries covering every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions, bring this authoritative third edition up to date.

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A Dictionary of Logic

A Dictionary of Logic
Published online: June 2016

This dictionary expands on Oxford University Press’s coverage of the topic in works such as The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, featuring entries primarily concentrating on technical terminology, the history of logic, the foundations of mathematics, and non-classical logic.

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Famous quotations by philosophers

A sample of freely available quotations from Oxford Essential Quotations (3rd edition)

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'The unexamined life is not worth living.' — Socrates, 469–399 BC, Greek philosopher
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'I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.' — Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759–97, English feminist
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'Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.' — Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1889–1951, Austrian-born philosopher
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Featured blog post

The enduring evolution of logic
by Thomas Ferguson and Graham Priest
July 2016

Logic is a deep subject, at the core of much work in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. The Early Modern philosopher, Immanuel Kant, held that Aristotle invented logic, and at his hands it was complete. He was notoriously wrong. Thomas Ferguson and Graham Priest explore the development of Western logic.

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