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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

Third Edition

Simon Blackburn

February 2016

ISBN: 9780198735304

544 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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This dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it includes over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, as well as students and teachers.

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This dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it includes over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, as well as students and teachers.

  • Over 3,300 entries, including the most recent terms and concepts, and biographical entries for over 400 philosophers
  • Includes definitions relating to Western, Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophical traditions
  • Contains extra features including key vocabulary, chronologies of philosophical events, and web links
  • Written by Simon Blackburn, one of the leading philosophers of our time
  • Wide-ranging coverage of philosophical issues explained in clear, concise language

New to this edition

  • New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions
  • Revised and new content on the causation and the power of Bayesian models of learning, in the light of contemporary work
  • Key vocabulary tags to indicate more specialist terms, and important terms to know

About the Author(s)

Simon Blackburn, Professor of Philosophy, New College of the Humanities

Simon Blackburn is one of the UK's leading twenty-first century philosophers. He retired as professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge in 2011 and is now Collegial Professor at the New College of the Humanities. He remains a distinguished research professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was previously a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and has taught full-time at the University of North Carolina as an Edna J. Koury Professor.

Table of Contents

    Preface to the Second Edition
    Preface to the First Edition
    The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
    Appendix 1: Logical Symbols
    Appendix 2: Key Introductory Terms
    Appendix 3: Specialist Terms
    Chronology

Reviews

"Every student in philosophy should have this, as well as anyone interested in philosophy." - Michel Petheram, Reference Reviews

"Review from previous edition"

"an excellent source book" - Times Higher Education Supplement

"the most comprehensive dictionary of philosophy in English" - Times Literary Supplement

"A very useful and handy dictionary with clearly written notices, which focus on the essential aspects. It should belong to the bookshelf of any student or scientist interested in the impact of philosophical questions. I shall recommend it for the part of my course devoted to the nature of science." - Bernard Leyh, University of Liäge