A Dictionary of Philosophical Quotations

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Wiley, Aug 8, 1994 - Philosophy - 544 pages
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The dictionary shows philosophers at their best (and their worst), at their most perverse and their most elegant. Organised by philosopher, and indexed by thought, concept and phrase, it enables readers to discover who said what, and what was said by whom. Over 300 philosophers are represented, from Aristotle to Zeno, including Einstein, Aquinas, Sartre and De Beauvoir, and the quotations range from short cryptic phrases to longer statements.
This Dictionary of Philosophical Quotations d will not change your life. It will change your mind.

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Here is Sir Karl Popper's reminder that "the history of science is a history of irresponsible ideas . . . and of error''--which he says is a good thing. Here, too, is Pascal's insight that "man is ... Read full review

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A. J. Ayer was also Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford University. His many distinguished books include Language, Truth and Logic, The Problems of Knowledge, The Concept of a Person and Other Essays, and works on Bertrand Russell and Thomas Paine.


Jane O'Grady studied Philosophy at University College, London. After teaching for some years she worked as a literary journalist, columnist and short-story writer. She has published a book of short stories and articles entitled Obsessions.

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