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From School Library Journal&newline;&newline;Grade 9 Up–Thanks to clever typography, this revision of the 1994 edition eliminates virtually nothing, adding hundreds of new entries in the same 400 pages with no loss of legibility. Most additions are biographical; under A and B alone, for instance, there are more than 40 such, including Mary Astell, Ghose Aurobindo, Charles Babbage, Abraham Bar Hayya, and Jorge Luis BorgŪs. More Chinese (ch'eng, yi, zhi, feng shui) and Sanscrit (samadhi, ahamkara) join Latin and German terms, and occasionally a new word (education, wisdom, toxin puzzle, ecofeminism) appears. The time line is also new. This edition will double as a world-religions reference, but its original material is, reassuringly, little changed.–Patricia D. Lothrop, St. George's School, Newport, RI &newline;Copyright Ž Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.&newline;--This text refers to the &newline;&newline;Hardcover&newline;edition. &newline;&newline;From Library Journal&newline;&newline;Almost 3000 entries-many extensively cross-referenced-cover Eastern and Western philosophy (with emphasis on the latter), all the main subdivisions of philosophy, terminology from other disciplines that is significant in philosophical discussion, and major historical figures. Occasionally, information in a definition coupled with its cross references make the term's meaning unnecessarily murky (e.g., compare the &doublequote;validity&doublequote;-&doublequote;follow&doublequote;-&doublequote;entailment&doublequote; sequence to the definition of &doublequote;validity&doublequote; in a standard elementary logic text). Some definitions are idiosyncratic (e.g., that of &doublequote;straw man&doublequote;), and some omit something necessary for correctness (e.g., the common knowledge condition in defining D. Lewis's &doublequote;convention&doublequote;). On the whole, however, the definitions are clear, correct, and useful, and the subjects of biographical entries are generally chosen sensibly. Blackburn covers more than A.R. Lacey in A Dictionary of Philosophy (Routledge, 1990) and a bit more than Antony Flew in A Dictionary of Philosophy (St. Martin's, 1984. 2d ed.), though Flew is somewhat clearer. Since these three dictionaries have different emphases, they complement one another nicely. Recommended for academic libraries.&newline;Robert Hoffman, York Coll., CUNY&newline;Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.&newline;--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.