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B21 M3 1961a
Masterpieces of World Philosophy in Summary Form. Edited by Frank
Magill, with Ian P. McGreal, Associate Editor. New York: Harper &
200 essays summarize and explain the significance of the writings
of 139 masters of Eastern and Western thought (from the early Greeks
to the present). Useful reference information is provided on authors,
and a glossary of philosophical terms is at the front of the book.
B29 W68 1982
World Philosophy: Essay-Reviews of 225 Major Works. Edited by
Frank N. Magill, with Ian P. McGreal, Associate Editor. Englewood Cliffs,
N.J.: Salem Press, 1982, c1961.
volume set continues the work started in Masterpieces of World Philosophy
in Summary Form, with many added basic philosophy. It draws connections
between works of literature and the philosophical works they emerged
from. Articles are in chronological order.
B41 .C35 1999
The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Edited by Robert Audi.
Second edition. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press,
fairly new, accurate, and easy to use. It provides an updated examination
of concepts and thinkers, including contemporary philosophers and
newer areas of study, such as philosophy of the mind and applied ethics.
It also contains many entries on non-Western and non-European philosophy.
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Paul Edwards. New York: The Macmillan Company & The Free Press, c1967.
encyclopedia attempts to cover the "whole of philosophy,"
as well as the relation between philosophy and other disciplines.
It deals with the many revolutionary developments in the field to
emerge in the 20th century (up to its publication in 1967).
B41 .K48 1993
Key Ideas in Human Thought. Edited by Kenneth McLeish. New York: Facts
on File, c1993.
another recent text, and it was written for the "nonspecialist."
It explains "2,500 important terms and concepts in all areas
of intellectual inquiry" throughout the ages. It attempts to
explain why certain ideas have become so important. Suggested reading
lists and heavy cross-referencing are helpful.
The Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers.
Edited by J.O. Urmson. New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., c1960.
title indicates, the focus here is on Western philosophers, their
works and ideas. There are illustrations or photographs of several
B41 L32 1976
Lacey, A. R. A Dictionary of Philosophy. London: Routledge,
a "pocket encyclopaedia of philosophy." It is intended for
students who are new to the study of philosophy. The author takes
many common terms and tries to explain what they mean to the philosopher.
B41 R43 1980
Reese, William L. Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion: Eastern
Western Thought. New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1980.
an encyclopedic dictionary. Although major philosophers and religious
leaders of all eras and locations are included, it isn't exhaustive.
B51 .R68 1998
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward Craig.
encyclopedia (10 volumes) offers an update to the Encyclopedia of
Philosophy (published in 1967) mentioned above. It deals with philosophy
as it has been traditionally taught in American academia, but it goes
beyond that by including coverage of world philosophy as well. This
means that Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Tibetan, Jewish,
Arabic and Islamic, Russian, Latin American and African philosophies
are included. References are provided for further reading.
B5010 .L32 1999
Leaman, Oliver. Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy. London: Routledge, c1999.
explains basic ideas of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Taoism,
Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, etc. The author discusses the differences
between philosophy and religion throughout history. He also provides
an interesting appraisal of the differences between Eastern and Western
philosophies in the introduction.
BJ64 .E45 1992
Encyclopedia of Ethics. Lawrence C. Becker, Editor, and Charlotte
B. Becker, Associate Editor. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992.
volume set has articles on "meta-ethics, ethical theory, perennial
moral problems, and political, social and legal theory." Most
articles have bibliographies.
BJ63 .E54 1994
Ethics. Edited by John K. Roth. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc.,
volume set deals with contemporary issues such as "animal rights,
bioethics, environmental ethics, political and judicial ethics, the
ethics of science and computing, civil and human rights, military
ethics, ethics of sex and gender, and the ethics of the arts and censorship."
Discussion isn't limited to Western/Judeo-Christian philosophies,
but explore the ethics of other cultures and religions, as well.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas.
Edited by Maryanne Cline Horowitz. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,
volume set mostly addresses concepts of Western philosophy. There
are, however, cross-cultural analyses, as well as an examination of
the evolution of ideas of philosophers throughout time.
WCC REF QH332 .E52 2004
of Bioethics. Revised edition. Warren Thomas Reich, editor in chief.
New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1995.
5 volume set focuses on ethics as they apply to health care and life
sciences. Includes information on historical and contemporary perspectives,
as well as perspectives by world religions.
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