The Shorter REP presents the very best of the acclaimed ten volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy in a single work. By selecting and presenting--in full--the most important entries for the beginning philosopher and truncating the rest of the entries to survey the breadth of the field, The Shorter REP will be the only desk reference on philosophy that anyone will need.
Comprising over 900 entries and covering the major philosophers and philosophical topics, The Shorter REP includes the following special features:
*Over 130 comprehensive, in-depth entries as they appear in the ten volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
*Unrivalled coverage of major philosophers, themes, movements and periods making the volume indispensable for any student or general reader
*Revised versions of many of the most important entries, including fresh suggestions for further reading
*Over 20 brand new entries on important new topics
*Entries by many leading philosophers such as Bernard Williams, Martha Nussbaum, Richard Rorty, Onora O'Neill, T.M.Scanlon and Anthony Appiah