The ancient Greeks were not only the founders of western philosophy, but the actual term "philosophy" is Greek in origin, most likely dating back to the late sixth century BC. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Euclid, and Thales are but a few of the better-known philosophers of ancient Greece.
This dictionary is comprehensive and authoritative, as it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy.
The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy is a concise reference to the whole history of western philosophy, from ancient Greece to the present day. Spans all the major branches of western philosophical inquiry, all of the key figures. Explains the meaning and usage of each philosophical concept in a fresh and engaging style.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online provides access to over 2000 articles written by some of the world's most respected scholars and philosophers. The resource is fully searchable, extensively cross-referenced and also provides links to other sites and resources on the web.
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