Magisterial and unrivalled... the new edition remains the definitive reference guide to the world of philosophy. (Library Journal
A reference work of both great value and pleasurable reading. (Booklist
Philosophy students in search of a crisp (or comparatively crisp) summary are certainly spoilt for choice. Lively. (Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Times
that rarest of things: a philosophical work that is genuinely entertaining ... by far the best - and best value - philosophical reference book on the market.' (Observer
About the Author
is Emeritus Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London. He was born in Canada and educated in Toronto and London. His major work is A Theory of Determinism: The Mind, Neuroscience, and Life-Hopes
, published by the Clarendon Press in 1988 and subsequently issued in two paperback volumes. He addresses the same subject for a more general readership in How Free are You?
(1993). He is also known for his writings on political philosophy, and for the widely successful philosophy readers which he has edited.