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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers

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Explore the life, work and reception of thousands of thinkers from across the history of intellectual and philosophical thought.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers opens up the history of philosophy. Featuring thinkers not only from dominant Anglo-American traditions but also from neglected traditions usually absent from historical surveys of philosophy. Entries define ‘philosophers’ in the widest sense including political scientists, literary critics, jurists, economists and religious writers.

Designed to grow year on year, the encyclopedia is overseen by a General Editor and Editorial Advisory board. Entries are authoritative and peer-reviewed, combined with excellent searching and indexing tools to offer a sophisticated way of working with biographical data. 

Key Content

Covers Continental, Asian and Islamic traditions in antiquity, renaissance, modern and contemporary periods

Includes figures from economics, classics, political thought, theology, literature, law and medicine

Entries are detailed and cross-referenced alongside an overview of the subject’s life, work and reception

Content at launch will include entries from 13 encyclopedias and dictionaries including the dictionaries of 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th-century British philosophers; the dictionaries of early and modern American philosophers; biographical dictionaries of British and American economists; as well as The Dictionary of Irish Philosophers, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy, The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century of British Scientists and The Dictionary of British Classicists

Features and Benefits
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers presents a comprehensive new resource for studying and understanding the history of philosophy and intellectual history. It allows users to:
• Access a global history of philosophical thought 
• Search by time period, place, school of thought or subject 
• Research an extensive variety of influential thinkers in greater detail 

Famous philosophers

Images from left to right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jonathan Edwards, George Berkeley, Immanuel Kant, William James and Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

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