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The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
by Robert Audi
Widely acclaimed as the most authoritative and accessible one-volume dictionary available in English (and now with translations into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Italian, and Spanish underway) this second edition offers an even richer, more comprehensive, and more up-to-date survey of ideas and thinkers written by an international team of 436 contributors. Includes the most c ...more
Paperback, 1039 pages
Published September 28th 1999 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1995)
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Learning the history of philosophy takes a long time and is a lot like learning a foreign language. It is a long term task to try to learn the who? what? and when? of philosophy. I didn't read this book from front to back, but in a somewhat random order while always trying to comprehend the whole book at once."
Jun 28, 2007 William rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Students of philosophy
It's a good resource for reminding yourself the general thoughts of different philosophers and schools of thought. Great for beginning students of philosophy as it explains terms which are commonly happened upon in texts.