The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Robert Audi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316298280

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 8257

This is the leading, full-scale comprehensive dictionary of philosophical terms and thinkers to appear in English in more than half a century. Written by a team of more than 550 experts and now widely translated, it contains approximately 5,000 entries ranging from short definitions to longer articles. It is designed to facilitate the understanding of philosophy at all levels and in all fields. Key features of this third edition include: • 500 new entries covering Eastern as well as Western philosophy, and covering individual countries such as China, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain • Increased coverage of such growing fields as ethics and philosophy of mind • More than 100 new intellectual portraits of leading contemporary thinkers • Wider coverage of Continental philosophy • Dozens of new technical concepts in cognitive science and other areas • Enhanced cross-referencing to add context and increase understanding • Expansions in both text and index to facilitate research and browsing

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198735308


Page: 540

View: 9226

This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. Entries include over 400 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions bring the third edition of this dictionary fully up to date. Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology

Author: Ian A. McFarland,David A. S. Fergusson,Karen Kilby,Iain R. Torrance

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521880923

Category: Religion

Page: 572

View: 8355

With over 550 entries ranging from Abba to Zwingli composed by leading contemporary theologians from around the world, The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology represents a fresh, ecumenical approach to theological reference. Written with an emphasis on clarity and concision, all entries are designed to help the reader understand and assess the specifically theological significance of the most important concepts. Clearly structured, the volume is organized around a small number of 'core entries' which focus on key topics to provide a general overview of major subject areas, while making use of related shorter entries to impart a more detailed knowledge of technical terms. The work as a whole provides an introduction to the defining topics in Christian thought and is an essential reference point for student and scholars.

Die Philosophie des Als Ob

Author: Hans Vaihinger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 395800685X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 852

View: 4609

Nachdruck des Originals von 1918.


Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511


Page: 260

View: 354


Dictionary of philosophical terms

German- English

Author: Elmar Waibl,Philip Herdina

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783825284404

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1135

View: 5271

Das weltweit einzige und in seiner Konzeption einzigartige philosophische Fachwörterbuch - nun in 2., durchgesehener Auflage um ca. 20.000 Einträge erweitert - enthält rund 65.000 Stichwörter aus allen Sparten der Philosophie einschließlich aktueller und philosophisch relevanter Begriffe aus angrenzenden Wissenschaftsbereichen. Knappe, informative und übersichtliche Angaben zum Fachgebiet und Kontext ordnen alle Einträge ihrer Bedeutungsrichtung zu und verdeutlichen ihren Gebrauch. Ein differenziertes System von Querverweisen verbindet die Einträge miteinander und erleichtert dem Benutzer das Auffinden der korrekten Übersetzung.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy

Author: Nicholas Bunnin,Jiyuan Yu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 776

View: 5267

The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy is a concise reference to the whole history of western philosophy, from ancient Greece to the present day. Spans all the major branches of western philosophical inquiry, all of the key figures Explains the meaning and usage of each philosophical concept in a fresh and engaging style Each entry on philosophical terms concludes with an illustrative quotation from a significant philosopher, to enhance the reader’s understanding Entries on terms and individual philosophers are fully cross-referenced Co-written by the editor of the popular volume The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (Second Edition, 2002)

Cognitio sensitiva

ein Versuch über die Ästhetik als Lehre von der Erkenntnis des Menschen

Author: Steffen W. Gross

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826042921

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 524

View: 4663


Ethics in Forensic Science

Author: J. C. Upshaw Downs,Anjali Ranadive Swienton

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123850193

Category: Law

Page: 454

View: 1734

The word "ethical" can be defined as proper conduct. A failure of forensic scientists to act ethically can result in serious adverse outcomes. However, while seemingly simple to define, the application of being "ethical" is somewhat more obscure. That is, when is ethical, ethical, and when is it not? Because we have an adversarial legal system, differences of opinion exist in forensic science. However, there are instances when differences are so divergent that an individual's ethics are called into question. In light of not only the O.J. Simpson trial - the first national trial to question the ethical behavior of forensic scientists - and the National Academy of Science critique of forensic science, ethical issues have come to the forefront of concern within the forensic community.

Metzler Lexikon Philosophie

Begriffe und Definitionen

Author: Peter Prechtl,Franz-Peter Burkard

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476054691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 705

View: 7767

Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Das "Metzler Lexikon Philosophie" bietet mehr als 2.200 Begriffe und Definitionen aus dem Bereich der abendländischen, der indischen und der chinesischen Philosophie. Es vermittelt Basiswissen nicht nur für Studenten der Philosophie. Mit über 30 neuen Einträgen aus den Gebieten Bioethik, Philosophie des Geistes, Kognitionswissenschaften, analytische Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie.

Semantik und Ontologie

Beiträge zur philosophischen Forschung

Author: Mark Siebel,Mark Textor

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110327236

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 3422

Der zweite Band der Reihe Philosophische Forschung spannt zwei Kerngebiete der Analytischen Philosophie zusammen: die Semantik und die Ontologie. Was sind die Grundbausteine unserer Ontologie? Wie beziehen wir uns sprachlich bzw. geistig auf sie? Diese und weitere Fragen werden von international renommierten Philosophen aus historischer und systematischer Perspektivediskutiert. Die Beiträge sind in Deutsch und English verfasst. Sie stammen von Christian Beyer, Johannes Brandl, Dagfinn Føllesdal, Dorothea Frede, Rolf George, Gerd Graßhoff, Peter Hacker, Andreas Kemmerling, Edgar Morscher, Kevin Mulligan, Rolf Puster, Richard Schantz, Benjamin Schnieder, Oliver Scholz, Severin Schröder, Peter Simons, Thomas Spitzley, Markus Stepanians, Ralf Stoecker und Daniel von Wachter.

Physics and Philosophy of Nature in Greek Neoplatonism

Proceedings of the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop (Il Ciocco, Castelvecchio Pascoli, June 22-24, 2006)

Author: Riccardo Chiaradonna,F. T. Trabattoni

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004173803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 317

View: 7609

Traditional scholarship has generally neglected the philosophy of nature in Greek Neoplatonism. In the last few decades, however, this attitude has changed radically. Natural philosophy has increasingly been regarded as a crucial aspect of late antique thought. Furthermore, several studies have outlined the impressive historical legacy of Neoplatonic physics. Building on this new interest, the ten papers published here concentrate on Neoplatonic philosophy of nature from Plotinus to Simplicius, and on its main conceptual features and its relation to the previous philosophical and scientific traditions. The papers were presented at a conference sponsored by the European Science Foundation in Castelvecchio Pascoli in June 2006. This volume makes an important contribution to the understanding of Greek Neoplatonism and its historical significance.

The Routledge Companion to Ethics

Author: John Skorupski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136964215

Category: Philosophy

Page: 880

View: 7660

The Routledge Companion to Ethics is an outstanding survey of the whole field of ethics by a distinguished international team of contributors. Over 60 chapters are divided into six clear sections: the history of ethics meta-ethics perspectives from outside ethics ethical perspectives morality debates in ethics. The Companion opens with a comprehensive historical overview of ethics, including chapters on Plato, Aristotle, Hume, and Kant, and ethical thinking in China, India and the Arabic tradition. The second part covers the domain of meta-ethics. The third part covers important challenges to ethics from the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociobiology and economics. The fourth and fifth sections cover competing theories of ethics and the nature of morality respectively, with entries on consequentialism, Kantian morality, virtue ethics, relativism, evil, and responsibility amongst many others. A comprehensive final section includes the most important topics and controversies in applied ethics, such as rights, justice and distribution, the end of life, the environment, poverty, war and terrorism. The Routledge Companion to Ethics is a superb resource for anyone interested in the subject, whether in philosophy or related disciplines such as politics, education, or law. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, with helpful further reading sections at the end of each chapter, it is ideal for those coming to the field of ethics for the first time as well as readers already familiar with the subject.

Substance Among Other Categories

Author: Joshua Hoffman,Gary S. Rosenkrantz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521039659

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 2669

This book revives a neglected but important topic in philosophy: the nature of substance. The belief that there are individual substances, for example, material objects and persons, is at the core of our common-sense view of the world yet many metaphysicians deny the very coherence of the concept of substance. The authors develop a novel account of what an individual substance is in terms of independence from other beings. In the process many other important ontological categories are explored: property, event, space, time. The authors show why alternative theories of substance fail, and go on to defend the intelligibility (though not the existence) of interacting spiritual and material substances.


A Guide to the Reference Literature

Author: Hans Edward Bynagle

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563089541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 4286

A newly reorganized, up-to-date overview of key reference works in philosophy published over the past decade.

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy

Author: Frank Jackson,Michael Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199234769

Category: Law

Page: 904

View: 8892

A guide to today's most exciting research in academic philosophy with more than 30 distinguished scholars to contribute incisive and up-to-date critical surveys of the principal areas of research.

Scientific Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Y. Nagasawa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137026014

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 8482

Tackling central problems in philosophy of religion by referring to relevant theories and findings in cognitive science, anthropology, developmental psychology, decision theory, biology, physics, cosmology, the contributors address a range of topics, including divine attributes; God, creation and evolution; God and the universe; religious beliefs.