By Stuart Brown,Diane Collinson,Robert Wilkinson
This distinct quantity covers the lives and careers of thinkers from all parts of philosophy - from analytic philosophy to Zen and from formal good judgment to aesthetics. the entire significant figures of philosophy, equivalent to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Russell are tested and analysed. The scope of the paintings isn't purely constrained to the foremost figures in western philosophy but in addition covers extensive an important variety of thinkers from the close to and much east and from the non-European Hispanic-language communities.
The Biographical Dictionary additionally contains a variety of basic entries facing vital colleges of philosophy, reminiscent of the Vienna Circle, or currents of inspiration, comparable to vitalism. those enable the reader to set the person biographies within the context of the philosophical background of the interval. With entries written by means of over a hundred best philosophy students, the Biographical Dictionary is the main entire survey of twentieth-century thinkers to date.
The ebook is dependent alphabetically through thinker. each one access is identically dependent for ease of entry and covers:
* dates and locations of delivery and death
* philosophical type or school
* components of interest
* greater education
* major influences
* major appointments
* major publications
* secondary literature
* account of highbrow improvement and major ideas
* serious reception and impact
At the tip of the ebook a glossary provides money owed of the colleges, hobbies and traditions to which those philosophers belonged, and thorough indexes let the reader to entry the knowledge in numerous ways:
* through nationality
* by way of significant parts of contribution to philosophy e.g. aesthetics
* through significant affects at the philosopher involved e.g. Plato, Kant, Wittgenstein
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Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers (Routledge Reference) by Stuart Brown,Diane Collinson,Robert Wilkinson