Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Volumes 1-10

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Volumes 1-10

Edward Craig


The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy is the main bold overseas philosophy venture in lots of years. Edited through Edward Craig and assisted by way of thirty professional topic editors, the REP contains ten volumes of the world's most outstanding philosophers writing for the wishes of scholars and lecturers of philosophy across the world. The REP is a undertaking on an exceptional scale:

- Over 2000 entries starting from 500 to 15,000 phrases in size - thematic, biographical and national.
- 10 volumes including over five million phrases of textual content plus huge bibliographic fabric.
- a major Editor and thirty expert topic Editors from around the world.
- Over 1200 authors from everywhere in the world.

The value of the REP isn't to be came across simply within the sheer dimension of the venture but in addition in its breadth of material. It covers:

- The center of such a lot Anglo-American philosophy - the metaphysical, epistemological and logical questions.
- the standard menu of ethics, political philosophy and the historical past of philosophy.
- The philosophy of alternative cultures - from chinese language, Arabic and Jewish philosophy to the philosophy of Africa and Latin America.

The so much outstanding diversity of authors were accumulated jointly in this particular undertaking: William Alston, Roderick Chisolm, Fred Dretske, Joel Feinberg, Sandra Harding, Larry Laudan, Martha Nussbaum, Richard Popkin, Richard Rorty, Alan Ryan, Gyatri Chakravorty Spivak, Stephen Stich, Patrick Suppes and Bernard Williams, to call only a few.

Reviews:

In this 10-volume set, we now have a very international encyclopedia of metaphysical thought--not simply philosophy, yet theology besides. even though it has seen British and American sensibilities, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a multicultural affair with over 2,000 person articles, together with entries for Cheng Hao and Baal Shem Tov besides René Descartes and Immanuel Kant, and it discusses Mahayana Buddhism as ably because it discusses deconstruction conception. Admirable efforts were made by way of the person members (all 1,300-plus of them) to take care of such readability of presentation as to supply a worldly but obtainable highbrow primer that calls for just a willingness to benefit. this can be the philosophic similar of the Oxford English Dictionary, doubling as an vital reference and a marvelously indulgent splurge.

From Library Journal:
Essentially an digital model of the print product, this provides a long-needed replace to the reference average The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited via Paul Edwards (LJ 9/15/98). Over 2000 articles, various in size from 500 to 15,000 phrases, disguise philosophical proposal from antiquity to the current. Entries diversity from contributors (Kant, Simone Weil) to philosophical matters and theories (Utilitarianism, Justice, Agnosticism, Buddhist Philosophy, unfastened Will, belief) and present matters (e.g., Structuralism, Postcolonialism, and Feminism). there are a number of entry issues: Philosophical topics, international Philosophies, and global Religions. those extensive headings are extra subdivided by way of subject, and you may get a listing of themes through period of time. The green thinker will locate this an invaluable method to get familiar with the topics, contributors, terminology, and heritage of a box, whereas the coed can be in a position to make the most the breadth and nuances of philosophical concept in complete. the base line: hugely suggested; a required buy for all public and educational libraries. we've got one other average here.

Aequus observe: this can be the complete textual content of all of the articles. apparently to be the CDROM that accompanies the booklet. It's lacking a preface, index and so forth. yet all of the articles are definitely there. I've spent loads of time with this e-book, it's easily impressive - i'm hoping all get pleasure from up to i've got! additionally this can be in basic terms my 3rd torrent, so please allow me comprehend in the event you event any difficulties.

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