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HarperCollins Dictionary of Philosophy: In-Depth Explanations and Examples Covering More Than 3,000 Entries

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The student of philosophy often feels bewildered by the vast terminology of the subject. HarperCollins Dictionary of Philosophy helps lessen the confusion by providing a single source of clear and understandable definitions of philosophic terms. Emphasis is on the areas most commonly covered in introductory philosophy courses: epistemology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aest ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 352 pages
Published August 12th 1992 by Collins Reference (first published 1981)
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Paul
A very nice little volume that helped me through my undergrad philosophy major. I've since acquired larger, more exhaustive dictionaries of philosophy, but this is still a reliable quick reference. I'll tend to start here, then move on if necessary to, e.g., The Encyclopedia of Philosophy or Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
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The new edition of Angeles' terrific reference book is, in most ways, superior to the first. Great for people new to philosophy, and a handy reference for old hands.
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Recommends it for: anyone reading a philosophy book
great reference if you're reading any philosophy books. covers definitions of all the lingo and brief histories of the philosophers.
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Peter A. Angeles received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, New York. He has taught philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, Canada; Albert Schweitzer College, Switzerland; the University of California at Santa Barbara; Northern Arizona University, Yavapai College, Mesa College, Scottsdale College, and the University of Phoenix.

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