Thoroughly revised and updated, the bibliographies supply core reading lists, and each entry uses extensive cross referencing to related themes and concepts to provide a greater sense of access, control and comprehension.
This edition includes 500 biographies of famous and influential philosophers and covers the most recent terms and concepts from Western philosophical traditions, as well as Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy.
An assembly of 249 distinguished philosophers have contributed to The Oxford Companion to Philosophy to create the most authoritative and engaging philosophical reference work in English. It gives clear and reliable guidance to all areas of philosophy and to the ideas of all notable philosophers from antiquity to the present day.
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
Promotes the discipline and profession of philosophy, both within the academy and in the public arena. The APA supports the professional development of philosophers at all levels and works to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the value of philosophical inquiry.
The American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. This country's first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years.
The Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names. A survey of the History of Western Philosophy.Detailed discussion of several major Philosophers. Summary treatment of the elementary principles of Logic. A generic Study Guide for students of philosophy. Links to other philosophy Sites on the Internet.