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Comprehensive and up-to-date, this new edition of A Dictionary of Philosophy spans 2500 years of philosophical thought and offers a reference to the student of philosophy and the general reader alike. It has extensive coverage of modern and historical fields, encompassing personalities, terminology, and vocabulary; it extends from the classical thinkers through Aquinas, Es ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Pan Macmillan (first published 1979)
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Jim Morrison
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have only taken a few university philosophy courses but I have at least some interest in the subject. I love looking something up in this little book and having it lead me to another subject or reference. I can look up Kant, Immanuel and read 3 pages on him and be satisfied. I think it is a Beautiful book, but then.......

"Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them." David Hume
treus
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Shamefully inadequate by the standards of what a philosophical dictionary worthy of the name should be, but probably the least harmful of the six or so major ones in print now. The best of a bad lot, and the reader will at least have somewhat of an idea of the meanings of the common terms of philosophy.

Mckinley
Jun 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thia was the one mom gave me while I was in college. Quite helpful.
I will never forget that cover; I used this so much.
sologdin
a bit brief and schematic, but that is perhaps the proper role for a dictionary aimed at undergraduates who don't know anything yet.
Kate
Feb 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book got me through graduate school. Thank God for Anthony Flew.
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Used this in my undergrad philosophy class. Helpful and interesting! :]
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Antony Garrard Newton Flew (11 February 1923 – 8 April 2010) was a British philosopher. Belonging to the analytic and evidentialist schools of thought, he was notable for his works on the philosophy of religion.

Flew was a strong advocate of atheism, arguing that one should presuppose atheism until empirical evidence of a God surfaces. He also criticised the idea of life after death, the free will
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