By Stuart Brown,Diane Collinson,Robert Wilkinson
This designated quantity covers the lives and careers of thinkers from all components of philosophy - from analytic philosophy to Zen and from formal good judgment to aesthetics. the entire significant figures of philosophy, resembling Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Russell are tested and analysed. The scope of the paintings isn't in simple terms constrained to the key figures in western philosophy but in addition covers intensive an important variety of thinkers from the close to and much east and from the non-European Hispanic-language communities.
The Biographical Dictionary additionally incorporates a variety of common entries facing vital colleges of philosophy, equivalent to the Vienna Circle, or currents of concept, reminiscent of vitalism. those enable the reader to set the person biographies within the context of the philosophical background of the interval. With entries written through over a hundred major philosophy students, the Biographical Dictionary is the main entire survey of twentieth-century thinkers to date.
The e-book is based alphabetically through thinker. every one access is identically dependent for ease of entry and covers:
* dates and locations of beginning and death
* philosophical sort or school
* components of interest
* greater education
* major influences
* major appointments
* major publications
* secondary literature
* account of highbrow improvement and major ideas
* severe reception and impact
At the top of the e-book a glossary offers debts of the universities, hobbies and traditions to which those philosophers belonged, and thorough indexes allow the reader to entry the data in numerous ways:
* by way of nationality
* via significant parts of contribution to philosophy e.g. aesthetics
* through significant impacts 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