The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

Stimulating and authoritative, The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy is the ideal reference work for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Author: Thomas Mautner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141018409

Category: Philosophy

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Stimulating and authoritative, The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy is the ideal reference work for anyone with an interest in the subject. Laid out simply for ease of use and put in straightforward language are definitions of terms from akrasia to zetetic. What do philosophers mean by absolute and prime matter? Is there any link between the gambler’s fallacy and the uncertainty principle, or the barber paradox and Occam’s razor? These questions and many more are answered in this illuminating dictionary. The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy features: Extensive coverage of the Western tradition in logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology from c. 600 BC to the present day Incisive overviews of thinkers from Plato and Kant to Derrida and Habermas Powerful self-portraits by leading modern philosophers Contributions from more than a hundred leading philosophers
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The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

Featuring hundreds of entries, this authoritative, A-to-Z reference encompasses the full spectrum and history of Western philosophy, covering such topics as logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, as well as providing incisive ...

Author: Thomas Mautner

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106018677358

Category: Philosophy

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Featuring hundreds of entries, this authoritative, A-to-Z reference encompasses the full spectrum and history of Western philosophy, covering such topics as logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, as well as providing incisive profiles of the world's great philosophers, past and present, and their influence. Original.
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The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

The language and concepts of philosophy explained.

Author: Thomas Mautner

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: UVA:X004438290

Category: Philosophy

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The language and concepts of philosophy explained.
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The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory

Whether it's Arendt or Woolf, object relations or orientalism, postcolonial theory or postmodernism, readers will find incisive entries on the work of key figures, powerful summaries of the crucial debates, and clear explanations of both ...

Author: David Macey

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 0140513698

Category: Reference

Page: 490

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Accessing the huge and often bewildering subject of Critical Theory can be an intimidating experience. This acclaimed dictionary provides the ideal introduction to the range of theories and theorists on offer and will prove an invaluable and authoritative resource to all students. * Incisive overviews of the work of key figures from Arendt and Artaud to Winnicott, Wittgestein and Woolf * Powerful summaries of the crucial debates on desire and deconstruction, object relations and Orientalism, postcolonial theory and postmodernism * Clear explanations of both the links and the disagreements between different thinkers and schools.
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Philosophical Dictionary

One of the masterpieces of the Enlightenment, this enormously influential work of sardonic wit - more a collection of essays arranged alphabetically, than a conventional dictionary - considers such diverse subjects as Abraham and Atheism, ...

Author: Francois Voltaire

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141915210

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary, first published in 1764, is a series of short, radical essays - alphabetically arranged - that form a brilliant and bitter analysis of the social and religious conventions that then dominated eighteenth-century French thought. One of the masterpieces of the Enlightenment, this enormously influential work of sardonic wit - more a collection of essays arranged alphabetically, than a conventional dictionary - considers such diverse subjects as Abraham and Atheism, Faith and Freedom of Thought, Miracles and Moses. Repeatedly condemned by civil and religious authorities, Voltaire's work argues passionately for the cause of reason and justice, and criticizes Christian theology and contemporary attitudes towards war and society - and claims, as he regards the world around him: 'common sense is not so common'.
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History and Philosophy of Science

The term philosophy comes from the Greek word "ΦÎ1λοÏοÏÎ ̄α" (philo-sophia), which means "love of wisdom".

Author: Heinz Duthel

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ISBN: 1409210871

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Page: 326

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The term philosophy comes from the Greek word "ΦÎ1λοÏοÏÎ ̄α" (philo-sophia), which means "love of wisdom". The term is notoriously difficult to define (see definition of philosophy) because of the diverse range of ideas that have been labeled as a philosophy. The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy defines it as the study of "the most fundamental and general concepts and principles involved in thought, action, and reality".
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The Penguin Dictionary Game Dictionary

This uniquely rich and entertaining treasury of esoteric and intriguing words will prove invaluable to all fans of word games.

Author: James Cochrane

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0140512594

Category: Games

Page: 340

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This uniquely rich and entertaining treasury of esoteric and intriguing words will prove invaluable to all fans of word games. No need to waste time searching in a full-length dictionary: just select a word, write down the definition, get other players to make up definitions--and guess which it right!
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The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology

A first rate reference book, The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology will continue to prove invaluable to students, professionals, and the interested general reader "By far the best reference work of its kind." (Paul Edwards, emeritus ...

Author: Arthur S. Reber

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140514511

Category: Psychology

Page: 831

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This authoritative and wide-ranging reference work has been thoroughly revised to include the latest definitions used in psychology, psychiatry, and related fields. It now features 17,000 entries along with sections that explore the latest developments in neuroscience and social psychology. A first rate reference book, The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology will continue to prove invaluable to students, professionals, and the interested general reader "By far the best reference work of its kind." (Paul Edwards, emeritus professor of philosophy, City University of New York)
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