- Hardcover: 4300 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div; 1st edition (1967)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0028949501
- ISBN-13: 978-0028949505
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 8 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,263,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (8 Volumes in 4) 1st Edition
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CAUTION: Take care in ordering. Sellers sometimes offer one or two volumes of the multi-volume set.
Moreover, it's a snapshot of philosophical history in the 1960s, updated 10 or 15 years ago with the Blue Supplement, also available on Amazon through third-party sellers. It's a throwback to a simpler age, when people still read books to learn about philosophy.
The Macmillan and Free Press Encyclopedia of Philosophy, along with the Blue Supplement, is best used hand-in-hand with Copleston's A History of Philosophy in nine volumes (there are two more volumes available in England). Copleston's work is great, but you're still only seeing one perspective, and Macmillan gives you a more balanced viewpoint. Thorough study of the two collections doesn't replace a Bachelor's Degree in philosophy, but they're an excellent study guide for the lay-person.
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Great reference addition to my library. Very good price. Received quickly and in condition as advertised.Published 4 months ago by Robert B Summers
Great set. There's now a volume 9 in print which is a supplement to the original 8-volumes.Published 11 months ago by Philos
This is a classic encyclopedia of Philosophy, I believe still the only printed edition of an encyclopedia in
English -- purchased at a bargain price -- about $30.