The Philosophical Dictionary
By (author) Mario Bunge
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Philosophical Dictionary by Mario Bunge
Book DescriptionThis lexicon of modern Western philosophical concepts, problems, principles, and theories may well be the shortest dictionary of philosophy in the English language, but one of the most useful. Organised by internationally recognised philosopher Mario Bunge, this indispensable volume, directed to general and university audiences, elucidates and evaluates many contemporary philosophical ideas from a humanist and scientifically oriented perspective. From A to Z, most entries are brief and non-technical in nature, highlighting useful philosophical terms rather than trendy ones. Placing emphasis on 'living' philosophy, Bunge has deliberately excluded many of the archaic terms and philosophical curios of other dictionaries. He has incorporated a number of 'minipapers', or longer definitions of some terms, and he critically analyses such influential doctrines as existentialism, phenomenology, idealism, materialism, pragmatism, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, and many others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591020370
(230mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mario Bunge
Philosophy in Crisis, Hardback (January 2001)
Says that philosophy, rather than becoming a fruitless, self-referential academic game, should be the main intellectual tool for exploring and clarifying important issues.
Finding Philosophy in Social Science, Hardback (August 1996)
Taking an unorthodox look at the key philosophical assumptions in the social sciences, this work contends that social scientists such as anthropologists and sociologists ought not to leave philosophy to philosophers who have little expertise in or knowledge of the social sciences.
Causality and Modern Science, Paperback (June 1980)» View all books by Mario Bunge
"I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field." - Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation. Important, non-technical, clearly written examination of causality, including discussion of empirical and romantic critiques.
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Author Biography - Mario Bunge
Mario Bunge (Montreal, Quebec) is the Frothingham Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at McGill University, and is the author, editor, and/or translator of nearly 100 books, including The Dictionary of Philosophy and the eight-volume Treatise on Basic Philosophy.
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