Philosophy & Ethics

Dictionary of World Philosophy

by A Pablo Iannone

Publication year: 2001

From publisher description: “The Dictionary of World Philosophy covers the diverse and challenging terminology, concepts, schools and traditions of the vast field of world philosophy. Providing an extremely comprehensive resource and an essential
point of reference in a complex and expanding field of study the Dictionary covers all major subfields of the discipline.”

A Dictionary of Philosophy

by Antony Flew, Stephen Priest

Publication year: 2002

“The Dictionary of Philosophy can be used as a guidebook to the history of ideas, an immensely useful handbook for the student of philosophy – or of the many disciplines touching on philosophy – or for the general reader who needs clarification or
definition of the many terms and names within its scope. From the classic thinkers, through Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant and hundreds more who lead up to the modern age, this comprehensive dictionary spans the personalities, terminology and
vocabulary of thousands of years of philosophical thought in addition to the more recent encroachment of social and psychological sciences”–Publisher.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy

by Robert Audi, Paul Audi

Publication year: 2015

This is the leading, full-scale comprehensive dictionary of philosophical terms and thinkers to appear in English in more than half a century. Written by a team of more than 550 experts and now widely translated, it contains approximately 5,000 entries
ranging from short definitions to longer articles. It is designed to facilitate the understanding of philosophy at all levels and in all fields.

Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers

by Stuart C Brown, Diane Collinson, Robert Wilkinson

Publication year: 1996

Provides detailed accounts of the lives, works, influences and receptions of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. Over 1000 entries, covering philosophers from all over the world, offer detailed biographical and bibliographical
information, and analytic accounts of the thought and critical reception of each figure

The Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers

by Stuart C Brown, Hugh Bredin

Publication year: 2005

There are substantial and original essays on the major American Enlightenment figures, including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin Rush, Jonathan Edwards, and many others. And the collection is wide-ranging –
including many topical essays and entries on dozens of often-overlooked secondary figures, offering a fresh definition of the Enlightenment in America. It has long been known that Americans made their own contributions to the Enlightenment,
most notably by putting Enlightenment ideas to work in defining the American Revolution, the United States Constitution, and the nature of the early American Republic. These volumes show that the American Enlightenment was more far reaching
than even that story assumes. This remarkable work shows that the American Enlightenment constitutes the central framework for understanding the development of American history between c. 1740 and c. 1820.

The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy

by Simon Glendinning

Publication year: 1999

Offers a comprehensive guide and essential reference tool for all undergraduates, graduates and teachers of philosophy, literary theory and the history of ideas. Reflecting the ‘movements-based’ nature of the Continental tradition, the Encyclopedia
begins with the founding texts of Classical Idealism, and each subsequent chapter follows, in order of their emergence, the schools of thought that make up and characterise this distinctive and important tradition of philosophy.

Encyclopedia of Postmodernism

by Victor E Taylor, Charles E Winquist

Publication year: 2002

” … provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of academic disciplines, critical terms and central figures relating to the vast field of postmodern studies.”–Publisher’s description.

Encyclopedia of Empiricism

by Don Garrett, Edward Barbanell

Publication year: 1997

Entries on key figures, topics, and doctrines examine Empiricism both as a specific movement of the 17th and 18th centuries, and as a broader tendency that reflects the influence of various forms of empirical thought throughout history. Entries include
extensive cross-referencing and brief bibliographies. A preface distinguishes Empiricism from Rationalism.Entries on key figures, topics, and doctrines examine Empiricism both as a specific movement of the 17th and 18th centuries, and as a broader
tendency that reflects the influence of various forms of empirical thought throughout history. Entries include extensive cross-referencing and brief bibliographies. A preface distinguishes Empiricism from Rationalism.

Encyclopedia of Ethics

by Lawrence C Becker, Charlotte B Becker

Publication year: 2001

A revised, expanded and updated edition with contributions by 325 renowned authorities in the field of ethics. All of the original articles have been newly peer-reviewed and revised, bibliographies have been updated throughout, and the overall design
of the work has been enhanced for easier access to cross-references and other reference features.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language

by Michael Morris

Publication year: 2007

“In this textbook, Michael Morris offers a critical introduction to the central issues of the philosophy of language”–Publisher description.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

by Patrick L Mason

Publication year: 2013

Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modern era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences.
Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.

Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice

by Sherwood Thompson

Publication year: 2015

The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice contains over 300 entries alphabetically arranged for straightforward and convenient use by scholars and general readers alike. This reference is a comprehensive and systematic collection of designated
entries that describe, in detail, important diversity and social justice themes. Thompson, assisted by a network of contributors and consultants, provides a centralized source and convenient way to discover the modern meaning, richness, and significance
of diversity and social justice language, while offering a balanced viewpoint. This book reveals the unique nature of the language of diversity and social justice and makes the connection between how this language influences–negatively and positively–institutions
and society. The terms have been carefully chosen in order to present the common usage of words and themes that dominate our daily conversations about these topics. Entries range from original research to synopses of existing scholarship. These
discussions provide alternative views to popular doctrines and philosophical truths, and include many of the most popular terms used in current conversations on the topic, from ageism to xenophobia. This reference covers cultural, social, and
political vernacular to offers an historical perspective as well. With contributions from experts in various fields, the entries consist of topics that represent a wider context among a diverse community of people from every walk of life.

Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

by Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam

Publication year: 1997

The Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy is a unique reference work which makes a broad range of richly varied philosophical, ethical and theological traditions accessible to a wide audience. The Companion is divided into six sections covering
the main traditions within Asian thought: Persian; Indian; Buddhist; Chinese; Japanese; and Islamic philosophy. Each section contains a collection of chapters which provide comprehensive coverage of the origins of the tradition, its approaches
to, for example, logic and languages, and to questions of morals and society. The chapters also contain useful histories of the lives of the key influential thinkers, as well as a thorough analysis of the current trends.

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict

by Lester R Kurtz

Publication year: 2008

Provides timely and useful information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life. An essential reference for students and scholars working in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies, and for those seeking
to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

by Mark G Spencer

Publication year: 2015

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment is the first reference work on this key subject in early American history. With over 500 original essays on key American Enlightenment figures, it provides a comprehensive account to complement
the intense scholarly activity that has recently centered on the European Enlightenment.