From Library Journal
The 28 essays here, on the best-known philosophers from ancient times to the presentAfrom Socrates to SartreAwere selected and reproduced in their entirety (including illustrated portraits and a philosophy time line) from The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (LJ 7/95). The essays are uniformly well done, as in the entire Companion, but as they have already appeared in print in that volume, most libraries that own it could pass on this work. Those that do not should consider it, as well as the more comprehensive A Critical History of Western Philosophy (Free Pr., 1986), a classic on the subject.ALeon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Mgt. Lib., Washington, DC
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"The essays are uniformly well-done."--Library Journal