The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Philosophy - 776 pages
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The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy is a concise reference to the whole history of western philosophy, from ancient Greece to the present day.
  • Spans all the major branches of western philosophical inquiry, all of the key figures
  • Explains the meaning and usage of each philosophical concept in a fresh and engaging style
  • Each entry on philosophical terms concludes with an illustrative quotation from a significant philosopher, to enhance the readerís understanding
  • Entries on terms and individual philosophers are fully cross-referenced
  • Co-written by the editor of the popular volume The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (Second Edition, 2002)

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Philosophy dictionaries are published regularly. In this one, Bunnin, director of the Philosophy Project at Oxford, and Yu (philosophy, SUNY-Buffalo) offer the usual abecedary of philosophical terms ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Nicholas Bunnin is Director of the Philosophy Project, Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford. He is the co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy, second edition (Blackwell, 2002) and of Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (Blackwell, 2002).


Jiyuan Yu is Associate Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo. He is the author of The Structureof Being in Aristotle (2003) and The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue (2007), and the co-editor of Rationality and Happiness: From the Ancients to the Early Medievals (2003).

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