Released on 2014-04-04Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Author: Duncan Richter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442233096

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy covers the history of this philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on every aspect of his work.
Released on 2009-03-02Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy

Author: Rosalind Carey

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862921

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Academic philosopher, logician, public intellectual, educator, political activist, and freethinker, Bertrand Russell was and remains a colossus. No other single philosopher in the last 200 years can be said to have created so much and influenced so many. His Principia Mathematica, written with A. N. Whitehead, ranks as one of the greatest books on logic since Aristotle. His philosophical work on language, meaning, logic, mind, and metaphysics formed the basis of 20th-century philosophy. Russell was active in numerous political movements of liberation and peace, and his popular writings, including the best-selling History of Western Philosophy, won the Nobel prize in literature in 1950. Historical Dictionary of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy offers a comprehensive, current guide to the many facets of Russell's work. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms, Russell's impact on philosophy and related fields is made accessible to the reader in this must-have reference.
Released on 2006-09-05Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics

Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics

Author: Dabney Townsend

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864832

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Aesthetics is not a 'factual' discipline; there are no aesthetic facts. The word itself is derived from the Greek word for 'feeling' and the discipline arises because of the need to find a place for the passions within epistemology_the branch of philosophy that investigates our beliefs. Aesthetics is more than just the study of beauty; it is a study of that which appeals to our senses, most often in connection with the classification, analysis, appreciation, and understanding of art. The Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics covers its history from Classical Greece to the present, including entries on non-western aesthetics. The book contains a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the main concepts, terminology, important persons (philosophers, critics, and artists), and the rules and criteria we apply in making judgments on art. By providing concise information on aesthetics, this dictionary is not only accessible to students, but it provides details and facts to specialists in the field.
Released on 2010-02-12Categories Philosophy

The A to Z of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

The A to Z of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Author: Duncan Richter

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461731856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

View: 737

The A to Z of Wittgenstein's Philosophy is intended for anyone who wants to know more about the philosophy and the life of this enigmatic thinker. The book contains an introductory overview of his life and work, a timeline of the major relevant events in and after his life, an extensive bibliography, and, above all, an A-Z of ideas, people, and places that have been involved in his philosophy and its reception. The dictionary is written with no particular agenda and includes entries on philosophers (and others) who influenced Wittgenstein, those he influenced in turn, and some of the main figures in contemporary Wittgenstein scholarship. Suggestions for further reading are also included, as well as a guide to the literature on Wittgenstein and a bibliography broken down by subject area.
Released on 2005Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Author: David E. Cartwright

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810853248

Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

View: 317

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy presents a narrative that weaves the significant events of Arthur Schopenhauer's life within the greater fabric of his existence. The chronology lists these events, the introductory essay provides an overview of his philosophical thought and his belief that philosophy was the purpose of his life, and the more than 200 dictionary entries review the key ideas, concepts, doctrines, and philosophical figures related to his thought. A comprehensive bibliography provides a list of the most frequently cited German collections of Schopenhauer's work, noteworthy German primary source materials, English translations of Schopenhauer's books, and English-language collections of essays drawn from Schopenhauer's Oeuvre. This engaging work opens the door to a better understanding of Schopenhauer's philosophy for readers of all levels.
Released on 2004Categories Social Science

Historical Dictionary of Feminism

Historical Dictionary of Feminism

Author: Janet K. Boles

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849461

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

View: 995

This Second Edition is an essential resource for librarians, scholars, and students. This succinct handbook includes more than 1,000 entries covering the persons, organizations, campaigns and court cases, goals and achievements, and current and future directions of the feminist movement, 75 percent of which are new and revised from the first edition. This second edition also features a more internationally focused introduction that provides an overview of the history and development of feminism as a movement and as a philosophy. Rounding out this new edition are an expanded chronology, and an updated bibliography that brings attention to many feminist online resources and periodicals, and emphasizes global and third-wave feminism, both new developments in the field since the publication of the first edition. Paying tribute to the struggles of the women, and men, who have worked to change and to improve the living conditions for women in the world, this book promises a comprehensive historical overview for readers of all interest levels.
Released on 2012Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy

Author: Juhana Lemetti

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810850651

Category: Philosophy

Page: 405

View: 790

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is one of the most important early modern thinkers. Though Hobbes is best known for Leviathan (1651) and the theory of absolute sovereignty, his works discuss virtually all the major problems of philosophy as well as science and mathematics, and contain the translations of classical texts like Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, a verse church history, and various essays. Hobbes spent most of his adult life in the service of the influential Cavendish family. The Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy offers a comprehensive guide to the many facets of Hobbes's work. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms, Hobbes's impact on philosophy and related fields is made accessible to the reader in this must-have reference. Intended as a reference to learn about particular aspects of Hobbes, it also serves as a quick guide to check information and find the relevant secondary literature on Hobbes. It is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Thomas Hobbes.
Released on 2018-12-15Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Hume's Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Hume's Philosophy

Author: Angela Coventry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538119167

Category: Philosophy

Page: 398

View: 908

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hume's Philosophy contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries covering key terms, as well as brief discussions of Hume's major works and of some of his most important predecessors, contemporaries, and successors.
Released on 2015-02-12Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy

Author: Anthony Preus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442246393

Category: Philosophy

Page: 540

View: 302

This second edition covers the history of Greek philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1500 cross-referenced entries on important philosophers, concepts, issues, and events.
Released on 2011Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Metaphysics

Historical Dictionary of Metaphysics

Author: Gary Rosenkrantz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810859500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

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Metaphysics is what Aristotle described as 'the First Philosophy' or 'first science,' a comprehensive inquiry into the ultimate nature of reality. As such, metaphysics consists of a systematic study of the more general categories of being and of the more general ways of relating entities. The Historical Dictionary of Metaphysics focuses on metaphysics in Western philosophy, the metaphysical tradition that developed under the influence of Greek philosophy, and especially Plato and Aristotle. It offers a comprehensive guide to the many facets of metaphysics through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms. This volume is an invaluable resource for student and scholar alike.
Released on 2014-12-05Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein

Author: Kelly Dean Jolley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317492382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 474

Wittgenstein's complex and demanding work challenges much that is taken for granted in philosophical thinking as well as in the theorizing of art, theology, science and culture. Each essay in this collection explores a key concept involved in Wittgenstein's thinking, relating it to his understanding of philosophy, and outlining the arguments and explaining the implications of each concept. Concepts covered include grammar, meaning and meaning-blindness language-games and private language, family resemblances, psychologism, rule-following, teaching and learning, avowals, Moore's Paradox, aspect seeing, the meter-stick, and criteria. Students new to Wittgenstein and readers interested in developing their understanding of specific aspects of his philosophical work will find this book very welcome.