A comprehensive update of the best-selling first edition, this revitalized new text presents readers with a series of clear, well-written entries focusing on fifty of the most influential philosophers from the last two thousand years.
Chosen to present the traditional mainstream of European philosophy, the text also provides a critical survey that meets the needs of readers seeking a broad basic understanding as well as a foundation for further philosophical enquiry.
Encompassing a wide range of ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, features of the second edition include:
- new entries on Dewey, Collingwood, Popper, Quine, Merleau-Ponty, Ayer and Rawls
- a thorough revision of existing entries
- a complete update of the further reading section
- an expanded glossary
- the addition of an alphabetical table of contents and an index for ease of use.
Authoritative and highly readable, this book is a vital reference tool for all those wishing to improve their understanding of some of the world’s most fascinating intellectual figures.