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
Robert Audi is John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of numerous books and articles. His recent books include Moral Perception (2013), Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State (2011), Rationality and Religious Commitment (2011), Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (2010) and Moral Value and Human Diversity (2007). Audi is a past president of the American Philosophical Association, a former editor of the Journal of Philosophical Research, and a former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Seminars and Institutes Programs.
Contributors; Preface; Dictionary; Appendix of special symbols and logical notations; Index of selected names not occurring as headwords.