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eBook New Catholic Encyclopedia: Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy, 2012 Edition

  • Editor: Robert L. Fastiggi, Joseph W. Koterski, Trevor Lipscombe, Victor Salas, Brendan Sweetman
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  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
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  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2013
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The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics And Philosophy is dedicated to philosophical themes, with a focus on philosophy in the Western tradition. The 4-volume publication features 700 (450 new and 250 updated/revised) signed, peer-reviewed articles that cover a wide range of topics including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, philosophy of literature, art, and music, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. It contains numerous articles of special interest to Catholic thought and culture covering such areas as the philosophical aspects of love, hope, wisdom, marriage, friendship, death, pain and suffering, the human person and the human soul, and the philosophy of God and religion. The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, published in partnership with  the Catholic University of America, is a 15-volume set with supplements, which focuses on relevant, high-interest areas of Catholic life. Volumes and supplements in the set are also available for purchase separately.

Features and Benefits

  • 700 entries with in-text cross references and end of article "see also" references.
  • Subject matter index.
  • Ethics, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic.
  • Aesthetics, Catholic Aesthetics, Philosophy of Literature, Art, and Music.
  • Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law.
  • Articles of special interest to Catholic thought and culture, covering such areas as the philosophical aspects of love, hope, wisdom, marriage, friendship, death, pain and suffering, the human person and the human soul, and the philosophy of God and religion.
  • Includes comprehensive indexes, extensive bibliographies, chronologies and organizations to contact.
  • Photographs illuminate the text.

What's New

  • Approximately 450 new entries.
  • Approximately 250 revised/updated entries.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Robert L. Fastiggi
  • Joseph W. Koterski
  • Trevor Lipscombe
  • Victor Salas
  • Brendan Sweetman

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Table of Contents

Absolutism, Moral.
Abstraction.
Absurdity.
Academic Freedom.
Academy, The.
Accident.
Achilles Paradox.
Action and Passion.
Action at a Distance.
Acts and Omissions.
Acts, Linguistic.
Acts, Mental.
Actuality.
Aesthetics.
Aesthetics, Catholic.
Aesthetics, History of.
Aeterni Patris.
African Philosophy.
Agent.
Agent-Relative Morality.
Alethic Concepts.
Alienation.
Altruism.
Amorality.
Analogy.
Analysis and Synthesis.
Analytic Philosophy.
Analytic Thomism.
Anarchism.
Animal Souls.
Animals.
Anthropology, Philosophical.
Apeiron.
Aporia.
Appearance and Reality.
Apperception.
Appetite.
Applied Ethics.
Archê.
Archetype.
Aristocracy.
Aristotelianism.
Art and Morality.
Art, Philosophy of.
Artificial Intelligence.
As If.
Associationism (Epistemology).
Astrology.
Ataraxia.
Atheism.
Atomism.
Atomism, Psychological.
Augustinianism.
Authenticity.
Authority.
Autonomy and Heteronomy.
Autonomy in Applied Ethics.
Awareness, Sensory.
Axiological Ethics.
Axiomatic System.
Bad Faith.
Beauty as a Transcendental.
Becoming.
Behaviorism.
Being.
Belief.
Belief in.
Benevolence.
Biological Naturalism.
Biology, Philosophical Problems of.
Biomedical Ethics, Recent Developments and Controversies in.
Black Box.
Brain in a Vat.
Brute Fact.
Bundle Theory of the Self.
Buridan’s Ass.
Business Ethics.
Byzantine Philosophy.
Cambridge Platonists.
Capital Punishment.
Capitalism.
Care, Ethics of.
Cartesian Terminology.
Cartesianism.
Categorical Imperative.
Categories of Being.
Causality.
Causality, Divine.
Causality, Principle of.
Certitude.
Chance.
Change.
Chaos.
Character.
Charity, Principle of.
Chastity.
Children, Rights of.
Choice.
Christian Philosophy.
Citizenship.
Civil Disobedience.
Civil Liberties.
Class.
Class Struggle.
Cognitive Science.
Collective Guilt, Collective Responsibility.
Comedy.
Common Good.
Common Sense.
Communication, Philosophy of.
Communitarianism.
Community.
Compatibilism and Incompatibilism.
Conative.
Concept.
Concupiscence.
Conditionals.
Conduct.
Consciousness.
Consent, Moral.
"Conservatism and Liberalism (Theological)."
Constant Conjunction.
Contextualism.
Continental Philosophy.
Contingency.
Contracts, Obligations of.
Cosmological Argument.
Courage.
Credo quia absurdum est.
Credo ut intelligam.
Critical Realism.
Critical Theory.
Critical Thinking.
Cultural Relativism.
Culture.
Custom.
Cynics.
Dasein.
Death (Philosophy of).
Deconstructionism.
Definition.
Deism.
Democracy.
Deontic Logic.
Deontological Ethics.
Descriptive Metaphysics.
Design, Arguments for the Existence of God.
Desire.
Desire to See God, Natural.
Despair (Philosophy of).
Determinism.
Deus sive Natura.
Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
Difference.
Ding-an-sich.
Direct Realism.
Dirty Hands.
Distinction, Kinds of.
Distributism.
Distributive Justice.
Double Effect, Principle of.
Double Truth, Theory of.
Doubt.
Doxa.
Doxastic Virtues.
Dualism.
Duty and Duty-Based Ethics (Deontologism).
Ecology.
Education, Philosophy of.
Education, Problems of the Philosophy of.
Efficient Causality.
Egalitarianism.
Egoism.
Eidetic Reduction.
Eidetic Variation.
Elan Vital.
Eleatics.
Emanationism.
Embodiment.
Emergent Properties.
Emotion (Moral Aspect).
Emotive Theory of Ethics.
Empathy.
Empirical.
Empiricism.
Empiricism, Logical.
Encyclopedists.
End.
Enforcement of Morals.
Enlightenment.
Entelechy.
Entia Rationis.
Entity.
Entropy.
Environmental Ethics.
Envy.
Epicureanism.
Epiphenomenalism.
Epistemology.
Epistemology, History of.
Epoche.
Equality.
Esoteric.
Esse est percipi.
Essence.
Essence and Existence.
Eternal Recurrence.
Ethical Formalism.
Ethical Naturalism.
Ethical Objectivism.
Ethical Voluntarism.
Ethics.
Eudaemonism.
Euthanasia.
Euthyphro Problem.
Evil.
Evil Genius.
Evil, Philosophical Aspects of the Problem of.
Evolutionary Epistemology.
Evolutionary Ethics.
Existence.
Existentialism.
Experience.
Experience, Religious.
Experiment.
Explanation.
Exploitation.
Extension (of a Proposition).
Fact-Value Distinction.
Faculties of the Soul.
False Consciousness.
Falsity.
Fear.
Feminine.
Feminist Ethics.
Feminist Philosophy.
Fertilization.
Fideism.
Final Causality.
First Principles of Philosophy.
Foreknowledge.
Form.
Foundationalism.
Frankfurt School.
Freedom and Determinism.
Freedom of the Will.
Friendship.
Functionalism.
Future.
Game Theory.
Gender.
Gender, Philosophy of.
Genetic Fallacy.
Genus and Species.
Gestalt.
Ghost in the Machine.
Gnosticism.
God, Proofs for the Existence of.
Godel’s Theorem.
Golden Mean.
Golden Rule.
Good.
Good-in-Itself.
Great Man Theory of History.
Great-Souled Man (Megalopsychia).
Guilt.
Habit.
Haecceity.
Happiness.
Harmony, Pre-established.
Hedonism.
Hegelianism and Neo-Hegelianism.
Hermeneutics.
Heuristic.
Historicism.
History of Philosophy (Discipline of).
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition.
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Ancient Christian.
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Ancient Greek.
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Ancient Roman.
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Early Modern (Seventeenth Century).
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Eighteenth Century.
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Medieval.
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Nineteenth Century.
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Renaissance Christian, Jewish, and Muslim.
History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.
History, Philosophy of.
Homeland, Right to a.
Homosexuality.
Homosexuals, Pastoral Care of.
Homunculus.
Hope, Philosophical and Ethical Perspectives.
Horizon.
Hormones.
Human Nature.
Humanism.
Hylomorphism.
Idea.
Ideal Observer Theory.
Idealism.
Ideals, Moral.
Identity.
Identity of Indiscernibles.
Ideology.
Idolatry.
Illative Sense.
Illusion.
Image.
Imagination.
Immortality.
Implication.
Incommensurability.
Indeterminacy.
Indeterminism.
Individuality.
Individuation.
Indoctrination.
Induction.
Inequality.
Infinity.
Informal Logic.
Innate Ideas.
Inner Sense.
Instrumental Rationality.
Instrumental Value.
Instrumentalism.
Integrity.
Intellect.
Intellectual Virtues.
Intelligence.
Intensionality.
Intentionality.
Interactionism.
International Law and Human Rights (Recent Controversies on Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity).
Interpretation.
Intersubjective.
Intrinsic Good, Intrinsic Evil.
Introspection.
Intuition.
Inwardness.
Irony.
Irrationalism.
Is and Ought.
Islamic Philosophy.
Ius Gentium.
Jewish Philosophy.
Jurisprudence.
Just Wage.
Justice.
Kantian Ethics.
Killing.
Kind, Natural.
Knowledge.
Knowledge, Practical and Speculative.
Knowledge, Scientific.
Knowledge, Theories of.
Language.
Language, Problems of the Philosophy of.
Latin American Philosophy.
Law and Morals.
Law, Philosophy of: Contemporary Issues in.
Law, Philosophy of: History of.
Law, Philosophy of: International Law.
Laws of Nature.
Laws of Thought.
Legal Positivism.
Legal Realism.
Legitimacy.
Lesbianism, Psychological and Theological Understanding of.
Leviathan.
Lex talionis.
Liberalism.
Libertarianism.
Libertinism.
Liberty.
Liberty and Equality.
Life Philosophies.
Life, Meaning of.
Life-World.
Light, Metaphysics of.
Limitation.
Linguistic Philosophy.
Linguistic Turn, The.
Literature, Philosophy of.
Location (Ubi).
Logic, History of.
Logical Positivism.
Logocentrism.
Logos.
Love.
Love, Philosophy of (Recent Catholic Developments).
Loyalty.
Lying.
Macrocosm and Microcosm.
Magnanimity.
Magnificence.
Man, Natural End of.
Marriage (Philosophy of).
Masturbation.
Materialism, Dialectical and Historical.
Matter and Form.
Matter, Philosophy of.
Mean, Doctrine of the.
Mechanism.
Memory in Ancient and Medieval Thought.
Mental Reservation.
Meritocracy.
Metaethics.
Metaphor.
Metaphysics, Recent Developments in.
Metempsychosis.
Methodic Doubt.
Methodological Naturalism.
Methodology (Philosophy).
Mimesis.
Mind, Concept of.
Mind, History of the Philosophy of.
Mind, Problems in the Philosophy of.
Miracles (Philosophical Perspective).
Modal Logic.
Models, Scientific.
Monad.
Monism.
Monogenism and Polygenism.
Moral Anti-Realism.
Moral Judgment.
Moral Psychology.
Moral Realism.
Moral Sense.
Moral Skepticism.
Motive.
Music, Philosophy of.
Names of God.
Nationalism.
Natural Law, Recent Developments and Controversies in.
Natural Rights.
Naturalism.
Nature (in Philosophy).
Necessity.
Needs and Rights.
Neo-Kantianism.
Neopragmatism.
Neuroscience, Philosophical Relevance of.
New England Transcendentalism.
Nihilism.
Nominalism.
Nonbeing.
Non-Euclidean Geometries.
Nonsense.
Normativity.
Noumena.
Nous.
Numinous.
Objectivism and Subjectivism.
Obligation, Moral.
Occasionalism.
Ockham’s Razor.
Ontological Argument.
Ontology.
Optimism.
Original Position.
Other, The.
Pain.
Panpsychism.
Pantheism.
Paradoxes.
Parallelism, Psychophysical.
Pascal’s Wager.
Perception.
Perfectionism.
Peripatetics.
Person (in Philosophy).
Person-Affecting Principles.
Personal Identity.
Personal Subjectivity.
Perspectivism.
Pessimism.
Phenomena.
Phenomenalism.
Phenomenology.
Philosophe.
Philosopher-King.
Philosopher’s Stone.
Philosophy.
Philosophy and Science.
Philosophy and the Magisterium.
Philosophy and Theology.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Abstract Entities.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Abstract Particulars.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Active Intellect.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Ad Hominem Argument.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Affirmative and Negative Propositions.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Affirming the Antecedent.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Affirming the Consequent.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Ambiguous Middle, Fallacy of.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Amphiboly.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Apodeictic.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Apodosis.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Apperception.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Assertion.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Attribute.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Backwards Causation.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Barbara, Celarent.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Begging the Question (Petititio principii).
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Categorical Judgment.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Category Mistake.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Causa Sui.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Circularity in Argument.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Concrete Universal.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Contingent and Necessary Propositions.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Contraries and Contradictories.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Contrary-to-Fact Conditional.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Counterfactuals.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Criterion.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: De dicto.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: De re.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Denying the Antecedent.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Denying the Consequent.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Dichotomy.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Difference.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Dilemma.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Elenchus.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Enthymeme.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Epistemic Justification.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Epistemic Necessity.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Evidence.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Existential Quantifier.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: External World.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Fact.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Fallibilism.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Family Resemblance.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Generalization.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Hypothesis.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Hypothetical Imperative.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Hypothetico-Deductive Method.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Identity Theory of Mind.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Ignoratio elenchi.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Indexical.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Inference.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Infima species.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Infinite Regress.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Knowledge, Limits of.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Logical Necessity.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Logical Truth.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Material Contradiction.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Material Implication.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Meaning.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Mental Causation.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Mental Events.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Mental Reductionism.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Mental States.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Mereology.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Modus ponens.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Modus tollens.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Nonbeing and Nothing.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Non-Contradiction, Principle of.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Non-Natural Properties.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Passive Intellect.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Plurality of Causes.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Pons asinorum.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Possibility.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Possible Worlds.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Potentiality.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Predicate Calculus.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Prediction.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Primary and Secondary Qualities.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Principle of Sufficient Reason.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Probability.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Property.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Proposition.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Propositional Calculus.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Protasis.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Qualia.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Quantifier.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Rationality.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Reasons and Causes.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Reducibility, Axiom of.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Reductio ad absurdum.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Reductionism.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Representation.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Sense and Reference.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Slippery Slope.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Square of Opposition.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Statements and Sentences.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Subcontraries.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Subject and Predicate.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Substrate.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Supervenience.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Supposition Theory.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Syllogistic Moods.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Syntactics.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Tautology.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Term.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Tertium non datur.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Truth-Conditions.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Truth-Table.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Type and Token.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Undistributed Middle.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Universal Proposition.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Validity.
Philosophy, Technical Terms in: Vicious Circle.
Phronesis.
Physicalism.
Physician-Assisted Suicide.
Physics, Philosophical Problems of.
Plagiarism.
Platonism.
Pleasure.
Political Philosophy, History of.
Political Philosophy, Problems of.
Political Pluralism.
Positive Law.
Positivism.
Postmodernism.
Post-Structuralism.
Practical Reason.
Pragmatic Theory of Truth.
Pragmatism.
Praxis.
Prejudice.
Prescriptivism.
Prima facie Duties.
Prime Mover.
Principle.
Problem of the One and the Many.
Process.
Process Philosophy.
Progress.
Pro-Life Movement, Philosophy of.
Prudence.
Pseudo-Science.
Psychoanalysis, Philosophical Problems of.
Psychologism.
Psychology, Philosophy of.
Public Morality.
Public Policy, Life Issues and.
Public-Private.
Punishment.
Pyrrhonism.
Quality.
Quality of Life.
Quantum Mechanics, Philosophical Problems of.
Racism.
Radical Philosophy.
Rationalism.
Realism.
Reality.
Reasoning.
Reflective Equilibrium.
Reform.
Regulative Principles.
Relation.
Relation, History of Philosophical Thinking on.
Relativism.
Relativism, Moral.
Relativity Theory, Philosophical Problems of.
Reliabilism.
Religion.
Religion and Morality.
Religion, Philosophy of (Recent Developments in).
Religion, Skepticism about.
Religious Language.
Reproduction and Reproductive Rights (Ethical and Legal Perspectives).
Resentment.
Responsibility.
Revaluation of All Values.
Revenge.
Revolution.
Rhetoric.
Right Action.
Right, The.
Rights, Human.
Romanticism, Philosophical.
Rule of Law.
Russian Philosophy.
Same-Sex Marriage: Ethical and Legal Perspectives.
Same-Sex Marriage: Ethical Perspectives.
Same-Sex Marriage: Legal Perspectives.
Scholasticism.
Science, Philosophy of.
Scientific Paradigm.
Scientism.
Second-Person Relatedness.
Self, The.
Self-Control.
Self-Deception.
Self-Determination.
Self-Interest.
Self-Love.
Self-Regarding and Other-Regarding Actions.
Semantic Theory of Truth.
Semantics.
Semiotics.
Sensation.
Sensibility.
Sex.
Sex-Change Operations (Morality of).
Sexual Morality.
Shame.
Sign and Symbol.
Simplicity of God.
Skepticism.
Slave Morality.
Social Construction.
Social Darwinism.
Social Engineering.
Social Philosophy.
Social Science, Philosophy of.
Social Sciences.
Society.
Sociobiology.
Socratic Method.
Solipsism.
Sophists.
Soul, Human.
Space.
Space-Time.
Speech-Acts.
Spirit.
State, The.
States of Nature.
Stoicism.
Stream of Consciousness.
Structuralism.
Subalternated Sciences.
Subject.
Subjectivism.
Subjectivity.
Sublime.
Substance.
Sufficient Reason, Principle of.
Suicide.
Summum bonum.
Superman (Overman).
Supertranscendentals.
Survival.
Syllogism.
Symbolic Logic.
Sympathy.
Syndicalism.
Synthetic A priori Judgments.
Tabula rasa.
Taste.
Technology, Philosophy of.
Teleological Arguments for the Existence of God.
Teleological Explanations.
Teleology.
Temperance, Virtue of.
Terrorism.
Testimony.
The Gift, Philosophy of (Recent Catholic Thought).
Theism.
Theorem.
Theory.
Theosophy.
Thinking.
Third Man Argument.
Thomistic Ethics.
Thought Experiments.
Time.
To Be (the Verb).
Tolerance.
Torture.
Tragedy.
Transcendental Analytic.
Transcendental Arguments.
Transcendental Unity of Apperception.
Transcendentals.
Transhumanism.
Trust (Philosophical and Ethical Perspectives).
Truth.
Truth, Theories of.
Turing Machine.
Ugliness.
Uncertainty Principle.
Unconscious.
Understanding (Intellectus).
Unity of Science.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Catholic Views on.
Universalizability.
Universals.
Universe.
Utilitarianism.
Utility, Principle of.
Utopia and Utopianism.
Value.
Values and Facts.
Vegetarianism.
Veil of Ignorance.
Verifiability and Verificationism.
Verification.
Verisimilitude.
Vienna Circle.
Violence.
Virtue.
Virtue Epistemology.
Vitalism.
Void.
Volition.
Voluntarity.
Vorstellung.
War.
Weakness of Will.
Welfare.
Well-Being.
Weltanschauung.
Will.
Will to Believe.
Will to Power.
Wisdom.
Witness, Canonical.
Work, Philosophy of.
World Soul (Anima Mundi).

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New Catholic Encyclopedia: Supplement 2011  (ISBN-10: 1414465653 | ISBN-13: 9781414465654)

The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011 covers the areas of art, music, and literature. It features over 340 signed, peer-reviewed articles written by specialists and scholars. In addition to the focus on the arts, it includes bios of those beatified and canonized since 2010, as well as entries on other relevant current Catholic issues, events and topics, such as: the Internet and the church, Pope Benedict XVI, popular culture, sex abuse crisis, television and Catholicism, women artists, and Catholic art. The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, published in partnership with  the Catholic University of America, is a 15-volume set with thematic supplements, which focuses on relevant, high-interest areas of Catholic life. Volumes and supplements in the set are also available for purchase separately.

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The Encyclopedia of Philosophy  (ISBN-10: 0028660722 | ISBN-13: 9780028660721)

Since 1967, the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, described by Booklist as "the best and most comprehensive English-language reference source for philosophy," has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators. A Supplement to the first edition was released to critical acclaim in 1996. A new and updated edition of this multivolume set -- the first comprehensive new edition in almost 40 years -- has been compiled under the close guidance of a 21-member board of scholars headed by Donald Borchert (Ohio University). Containing material from hundreds of highly distinguished contributors representing the world’s top universities and institutions, the second edition has a truly global perspective. It contains more than 2,100 entries -- including more than 450 new articles. Among the many topics covered are African, Islamic, Jewish, Russian, Chinese, and Buddhist philosophies; bioethics and biomedical ethics; art and aesthetics; epistemology; metaphysics; peace and war; social and political philosophy; the Holocaust; feminist thought; and much more. Additionally, the second edition also features 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought throughout history.

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New Catholic Encyclopedia  (ISBN-10: 0787676942 | ISBN-13: 9780787676940)

Since 1967, the New Catholic Encyclopedia, cited by Library Journal as one of the top 50 reference sources of the millennium, has been a standard in public, academic, and high school libraries worldwide. Prized for its scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, the Encyclopedia is the first place you turn when your users have questions on topics such as abortion, divorce, witchcraft, and tolerance. Gale, together with the Catholic University of America, is proud to offer a new and updated edition of this multi-volume set.

This revised edition features contributions from hundreds of scholars from all over the world, under the guidance of Catholic University of America’s Reverend Berard Marthaler, O.F.M.Conv. and Gale. Incorporating content from the five supplementary volumes to the first edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, this edition also features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 signed entries in the Encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

What impact did Catholicism have on Shakespeare? What role does music play in religious worship? Why is the fish a Christian symbol? What did John Paul II have to do with the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe? What’s the difference between the Catholic and Protestant bibles? The only comprehensive source on Catholic teachings, the New Catholic Encyclopedia is the source to consult for answers to questions like these, and hundreds of others.

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New Catholic Encyclopedia: Supplement 2009  (ISBN-10: 1414464134 | ISBN-13: 9781414464138)

The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009 focuses on two themes: the Church and Science and the Church in the United States. It features 185 signed, peer-reviewed entries, some of which are updates to past New Catholic Encyclopedia entries but many of which are brand new. Regarding the theme of the Church and Science, the supplement examines scientific and bioethical topics such as intelligent design, brain death, assisted nutrition, cloning, and reproductive technology. As pertains to the theme of the Church in the United States, the supplement highlights events and statistics, such as the local ecclesial responses to sex abuse cases and the rapid growth of ethnic populations. The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, published in partnership with  the Catholic University of America, is a 15-volume set with supplements, which focuses on relevant, high-interest areas of Catholic life. Volumes and supplements in the set are also available for purchase separately.

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New Catholic Encyclopedia: Supplement 2010  (ISBN-10: 1414464142 | ISBN-13: 9781414464145)

The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 focuses on two themes: the Church in modern history and the new Saints and Blesseds. The timeframe of modern history runs from the year 1500 through 2009, with an emphasis on papal reactions to various events such as the American Revolution, World War II, and the War in Iraq. Also included are important themes such as Jewish-Catholic relations and the legal history of Church-State relations in the United States. Biographies of significant historical figures such as Mussolini, Stalin, Charles de Gaulle, and John F. Kennedy round out the historical coverage. The second theme incorporates 200 biographies of Catholics beatified and canonized, chiefly by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. The biographies of these saints and blessed frequently relate to the theme of modern history due to connections with events such as the Spanish Civil War and the anti-Catholic persecutions in Mexico during the 1920s. In all, 525 peer-reviewed, signed entries offer both updates to past NCE articles along with a wealth of new entries.

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New Catholic Encyclopedia: Supplement 2011  (ISBN-10: 1414465653 | ISBN-13: 9781414465654)

The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011 covers the areas of art, music, and literature. It features over 340 signed, peer-reviewed articles written by specialists and scholars. In addition to the focus on the arts, it includes bios of those beatified and canonized since 2010, as well as entries on other relevant current Catholic issues, events and topics, such as: the Internet and the church, Pope Benedict XVI, popular culture, sex abuse crisis, television and Catholicism, women artists, and Catholic art. The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, published in partnership with  the Catholic University of America, is a 15-volume set with thematic supplements, which focuses on relevant, high-interest areas of Catholic life. Volumes and supplements in the set are also available for purchase separately.

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The Encyclopedia of Philosophy  (ISBN-10: 0028660722 | ISBN-13: 9780028660721)

Since 1967, the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, described by Booklist as "the best and most comprehensive English-language reference source for philosophy," has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators. A Supplement to the first edition was released to critical acclaim in 1996. A new and updated edition of this multivolume set -- the first comprehensive new edition in almost 40 years -- has been compiled under the close guidance of a 21-member board of scholars headed by Donald Borchert (Ohio University). Containing material from hundreds of highly distinguished contributors representing the world’s top universities and institutions, the second edition has a truly global perspective. It contains more than 2,100 entries -- including more than 450 new articles. Among the many topics covered are African, Islamic, Jewish, Russian, Chinese, and Buddhist philosophies; bioethics and biomedical ethics; art and aesthetics; epistemology; metaphysics; peace and war; social and political philosophy; the Holocaust; feminist thought; and much more. Additionally, the second edition also features 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought throughout history.

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