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Stewart Candlish

Stewart Candlish reviews 'The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy' edited by Frank Jackson and Michael Shmith

April 2006, no. 280 01 April 2006
Handbooks are not new to philosophy, but the twentieth century’s final decade witnessed the start of a publication flood. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and companions began to appear in unprecedented quantities. It is tempting to attribute this phenomenon to some fin-de-siècle anxiety – Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? – but the principal explanatory factor i ... (read more)