Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers features thousands of critical biographical entries on individuals who have contributed to the history of modern thought and philosophy. Each entry includes a comprehensive overview of a subject’s life, work, and reception together with a bibliography and list of further reading.
The resource covers thinkers from across the globe, including Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, North America, the Middle East and India. Our time period focuses on the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
What makes our encyclopedia different is that as well as being purely biographical, entries on philosophers are not the only entries you will find. We have entries on individuals who have contributed to the development of modern American and European philosophy, but are usually overlooked because they are female or working in a profession omitted from studies of philosophy.
Alongside the giants of philosophy you will encounter people from other intellectual domains: civil rights activists, classicists, clergymen, economists, mathematicians, novelists, poets, politicians and scientists who had something to say on topics that count as philosophical.
In addition to purchasing the full collection, customers can also purchase two smaller thematic bundles: British and North American Philosophers, 1623 to 2000 (6,197 articles), and French, German, Dutch and Irish Philosophers, 1700 to 2000 (1,905 articles).