Fifty Major Philosophers

2nd Edition

Kathryn Plant, Diane Collinson

Routledge
Published April 13, 2006
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780415346092 - CAT# RU46096
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Summary

A comprehensive update of the best-selling first edition, this revitalized new text presents readers with a series of clear, well-written entries focusing on fifty of the most influential philosophers from the last two thousand years.

Chosen to present the traditional mainstream of European philosophy, the text also provides a critical survey that meets the needs of readers seeking a broad basic understanding as well as a foundation for further philosophical enquiry.

Encompassing a wide range of ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, features of the second edition include:

  • new entries on Dewey, Collingwood, Popper, Quine, Merleau-Ponty, Ayer and Rawls
  • a thorough revision of existing entries
  • a complete update of the further reading section
  • an expanded glossary
  • the addition of an alphabetical table of contents and an index for ease of use.

Authoritative and highly readable, this book is a vital reference tool for all those wishing to improve their understanding of some of the world’s most fascinating intellectual figures.

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