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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers features thousands of critical biographical entries on individuals who have contributed to the history of thought and philosophy. Discover a global history that covers a broad range of traditions, subjects, schools of thought, and regions.
The Encyclopedia is designed to grow each year. The first stage presents 6,500 thinkers from North America, Britain, Ireland and the Middle East, including a number of figures from other regions who studied, taught or worked in America and Britain, such as Theodor W. Adorno, Fredrick Engels, Karl Marx, Max Friedrich Meyer and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
From 2019 onwards a second stage will add coverage of European countries, with an initial group of over 1,000 Dutch, French and German thinkers. From 2020 a third stage will extend this to thinkers from Asia, Latin American and Africa.
Alongside the giants of philosophy you will encounter people from other intellectual domains: civil rights activists, classicists, clergymen, economists, mathematicians, novelists, poets, politicians and scientists who had something to say on topics that count as philosophical.
Now you can uncover those voices often neglected from traditional narratives. Extensive cross references and suggestions of related entries make it easier than ever before to explore a more diverse and richer history of philosophical thought.
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
Images from left to right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jonathan Edwards, George Berkeley, Immanuel Kant, William James and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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