A major new edition of the best-selling and most authoritative paperback dictionary of philosophy available. Contains over 3,000 entries, including over 500 new entries, as well as biographies of nearly 500 philosophers. A wide-ranging and reliable source of reference for advanced students, a solid support for teachers, and an excellent introduction to philosophy for beginners. - ;This best-selling dictionary is written by one of the most famous philosophers of our time, and widely recognised as the best dictionary of its kind. Wide-ranging and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. Clear, concise and easy to use, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. Entries include over 500 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day. The first edition of this dictionary became a market leader and a standard work of reference, selling over 100,000 copies. Now the author, Professor Simon Blackburn, has revised and updated it to include over 500 new entries including terms from related disciplines such as religion, science and logic. Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,000 alphabetical entries, this dictionary is the ideal introduction to philosophy for beginners, and an essential work of reference for more advanced students and teachers. -
Author: Christa Van der Walt
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Living through Languages: An African Tribute to René Dirven is a collection of scholarly research meant to honour the various facets of his academic legacy, which includes language policy and politics, language acquisition (specifically in multilingual societies), the role of English and English language teaching, and a life-long interest in cognitive linguistics.
A wide ranging bibliography on the region. Some 850 annotated entries explore subject matter categorized under 37 headings that include: industry, religion, mass media, the arts, sports and recreation, transport, domestic and external trade, languages and dialects, prehistory and archaeology, West Berlin and its special status. Annotation copyright.
Author: Erick Byrd
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2008-06-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Your best first reference to the German language As you start your study of the German language, you need a reliable bilingual dictionary with the basic words you need, not the advanced terms you don't. With McGraw-Hill's German Student Dictionary you'll find what you need quickly and easily-without being overwhelmed with text. This book features: 3,500 essential words, each with grammatical information, easy-to-use pronunciation guide, verb conjugation (when appropriate), and an example sentence Numerous subentries to explain shades of meaning and idiomatic expressions related to the principal entries A collection of grammar tips and hints, including common mistakes to avoid Helpful appendices of useful information such as common names in German, weights and measures, maps, numbers, and more Begin your language learning with the authoritative McGraw-Hill's German Student Dictionary at your side. It provides the perfect complement to your German studies.