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Title The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of philosophers in America from 1600 to the present / edited by John R. Shook
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 1068 pages)
Contents Cover ; Contents; Introduction; General Bibliography; List of Contributors; List of Entries; Abbreviations for Reference Works; Abbreviations for Academic Degrees; Biographical Entries A-Z
Summary "For scholars working on almost any aspect of American thought, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America presents an indispensable reference work. Selecting over 700 figures from the Dictionary of Early American Philosophers and the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, this condensed edition includes key contributors to philosophical thought. From 1600 to the present day, entries cover psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology and political science, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy. Clear and accessible, each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings and suggestions for further reading. Featuring a new preface by the editor and a comprehensive introduction, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America includes 30 new entries on twenty-first century thinkers including Martha Nussbaum and Patricia Churchland. With in-depth overviews of Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Noah Porter, Frederick Rauch, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson, this is an invaluable one-stop research volume to understanding leading figures in American thought and the development of American intellectual history"--Provided by publisher
Notes "Most of these entries were selected from the Dictionary of Early American Philosophers (2 volumes, Continuum, 2011) or the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers (4 volumes, Thoemmes-Continuum, 2005), with some condensation and updating. A few dozen new entries are added for still-active philosophers, so that figures born after 1940 have some representation ..."--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and name index
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Subject Philosophers -- Canada -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Philosophers -- United States -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Philosophy, American -- Encyclopedias.
Philosophy, Canadian -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Shook, John R., editor
ISBN 1472570553 (ePub)
1472570561 (ePDF)
9781472570550 (ePub)
9781472570567 (ePDF)
Other Titles Encyclopedia of philosophers in America from 1600 to the present
OTHER TI Dictionary of early American philosophers
Dictionary of modern American philosophers