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This review is from: The Dictionary Of Modern American Philosophers (4 Volume Set) (Hardcover)This major new publication is a very comprehensive reference source on American authors who wrote about philosophical ideas and issues. This book includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, and a large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectuals involved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, political science, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy.
Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers are present, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers, including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, this book will offer the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be an indispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought. It consists of four volumes of newly written material, consisting of over 1000 entries, cross-referenced and fully indexed and it includes all the major post-American Civil War philosophers, plus a huge range of less well-known figures.
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