By Stuart Brown,Diane Collinson,Robert Wilkinson
This targeted quantity covers the lives and careers of thinkers from all parts of philosophy - from analytic philosophy to Zen and from formal common sense to aesthetics. the entire significant figures of philosophy, corresponding to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Russell are tested and analysed. The scope of the paintings isn't simply constrained to the key figures in western philosophy but additionally 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 encompasses a variety of common entries facing vital colleges of philosophy, resembling the Vienna Circle, or currents of idea, corresponding to vitalism. those let 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 top philosophy students, the Biographical Dictionary is the main finished survey of twentieth-century thinkers to date.
The e-book is based alphabetically through thinker. each one access is identically based for ease of entry and covers:
* dates and areas of delivery and death
* philosophical variety or school
* parts of interest
* better education
* major influences
* major appointments
* major publications
* secondary literature
* account of highbrow improvement and major ideas
* serious reception and impact
At the top of the publication a glossary provides bills of the colleges, routine and traditions to which those philosophers belonged, and thorough indexes let the reader to entry the knowledge in different ways:
* by way of nationality
* via significant components of contribution to philosophy e.g. aesthetics
* by way of 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