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Stimulating and authoritative, The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy is the
ideal reference work for anyone with an interest in the subject. Laid out
simply for ease of use and put in straightforward language are definitions of
terms from akrasia to zetetic . What do philosophers mean by absolute and prime
matter ? Is there any link between the gamblers fallacy and the uncertainty
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more are answered in this illuminating dictionary.
The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy features:
Extensive coverage of the Western tradition in logic, metaphysics, ethics,
and epistemology from c. 600 BC to the present day
Incisive overviews of thinkers from Plato and Kant to Derrida and Habermas
Powerful self-portraits by leading modern philosophers
Contributions from more than a hundred leading philosophers