London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (xxxii, 1068 pages)
Preface Introduction Acknowledgments How to use the Encyclopedia General bibliography List of contributors Abbreviations for biographical reference works Biographical entries A - Z Name Index.
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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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (4 volumes (xlix, 2698 pages))
v. 1. A-C
v. 2. D-J
v. 3. K-Q
v. 4. R-Z.
Presenting a short biography of each writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading, this volume includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, and a large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. The most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of less well-known writers, including presently obscure thinkers.