Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers by Stuart Brown,Diane Collinson,Robert Wilkinson

By Stuart Brown,Diane Collinson,Robert Wilkinson

This Biographical Dictionary offers unique bills of the lives, works, effect and reception of thinkers from the entire significant philosophical faculties and traditions of the twentieth-century.
This certain 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, comparable to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Russell are tested and analysed. The scope of the paintings isn't really basically limited to the main 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 features a variety of common entries facing vital colleges of philosophy, resembling the Vienna Circle, or currents of inspiration, comparable to vitalism. those let the reader to set the person biographies within the context of the philosophical historical past of the interval. With entries written by way of over a hundred prime philosophy students, the Biographical Dictionary is the main complete survey of twentieth-century thinkers to date.
Structure
The ebook is dependent alphabetically by means of thinker. every one access is identically dependent for ease of entry and covers:
* nationality
* dates and areas of start and death
* philosophical sort or school
* parts 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 tip of the e-book a glossary offers money owed of the universities, activities and traditions to which those philosophers belonged, and thorough indexes allow the reader to entry the knowledge in numerous ways:
* by means of nationality
* through significant components of contribution to philosophy e.g. aesthetics
* by means of significant impacts at the philosopher involved e.g. Plato, Kant, Wittgenstein

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