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PHIL: Philosophy & Religion: General Concepts in Philosophy

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Philosophical Concepts

Handy Western Philosophy Answer Book

D'Angelo, Ed.

From famous figures in the history of philosophy to the deepest questions of religion, to the relationship between knowledge and power, this book makes esoteric ideas and the jumble of names easy to understand, enriching readers' lives and answering the question: "What does philosophy have to teach us about life and society?"

Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Will Buckingham

With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, succinct quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject of Philosophy. Each chapter is organized chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers.

Meaning of Life & the Great Philosophers

Leach, Stephen.                

This book reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes 35 chapters which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively engage with the topic from their perspective. This volume also contains a postscript on the historical origins and original significance of the phrase "the meaning of life." Written by leading experts in the field, such as A.C. Grayling, Thaddeus Metz, and John Cottingham, this unique and engaging book explores the relevance of the history of philosophy to contemporary debates. It will prove essential reading for students and scholars studying the history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, metaphysics, or comparative philosophy.

Call number: BD 431 .M468 2018 -- Stacks, Bethlehem & Monroe

Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy

Simon Glendinning

Reflecting the "movements-based" nature of the Continental tradition, this book begins with the founding texts of Classical Idealism, and each subsequent chapter follows, in order of their emergence, the schools of thought that characterize this distinctive and important tradition of philosophy.

Encyclopedia of Empiricism

Don Garrett, Edward Barbanell

This book contains entries on key figures, topics, and doctrines, and examines Empiricism both as a specific movement of the 17th and 18th centuries, and as a broader tendency that reflects the influence of various forms of empirical thought throughout history. The preface distinguishes Empiricism from Rationalism.

Companion to Epistemology

Jonathan Dancy, Ernest Sosa

This book contains more than 250 articles ranging from summary discussions to major essays on topics of current controversy. All the main theoretical positions in epistemology are analyzed. There are also many entries covering individual concepts, arguments and problems, short definitions of technical terms, and biographical articles.

Feminist Philosophies A-Z

Nancy McHugh

This book covers contemporary material in a number of feminist approaches. It illustrates the complexity, range, and interconnectedness of issues in feminist philosophy, while making clear the relationship of feminist philosophy to the rest of philosophy as a discipline (epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, social philosophy and metaphysics).

Oxford Companion to Philosophy

Honderich, Ted.

Offering clear and reliable guidance to the ideas of philosophers from antiquity to the present day, and to the major philosophical systems around the globe, this book is the definitive philosophical reference work for readers at all levels. Topics include idealism and empiricism, epicureanism and stoicism, passion and emotion, deism and pantheism. The contributors represent a veritable who's who of modern philosophy, including such eminent figures as Isaiah Berlin, Sissela Bok, Ronald Dworkin, John Searle, Michael Walzer, and W. V. Quine. We meet the great thinkers -- from Aristotle and Plato, to Augustine and Aquinas, to Descartes and Kant, to Nietzsche and Schopenhauer -- right up to contemporary thinkers such as Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, Luce Iragaray, and Noam Chomsky.