Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers (Complete)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers features thousands of critical biographical entries on individuals who have contributed to the history of thought and philosophy. The Encyclopedia is designed to grow each year. The first stage presents 6,500 thinkers from North America, Britain, Ireland and the Middle East, including a number of figures from other regions who studied, taught or worked in America and Britain, such as Theodor W. Adorno, Fredrick Engels, Karl Marx, Max Friedrich Meyer and Ludwig Wittgenstein. From 2019 onwards a second stage will add coverage of European countries, with an initial group of over 1,000 Dutch, French and German thinkers. From 2020 a third stage will extend this to thinkers from Asia, Latin American and Africa.

Features and benefits include:
  • Access authoritative peer-reviewed articles offering biographical and critical information together with detailed bibliographies
  • Develop contextual understanding through an interactive timeline
  • Research thinkers and trace thought using sophisticated search tools and text links within articles

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