Words of Wisdom
A Philosophical Dictionary for the Perennial Tradition
John W. Carlson
New dictionary offers precise and accessible definitions of over 1,000 key philosophical terms
In his encyclical Fides et ratio (1998), John Paul II called on philosophers, "to have the courage to recover, in the flow of an enduringly valid philosophical tradition, the range of authentic wisdom and truth." In Words of Wisdom, John W. Carlson responds to the late pope's call for the development of this tradition--often called the "perennial tradition" or "perennial philosophy"--with a much-needed dictionary of terms. Available in paperback and e-book formats, this is a resource for students in colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as for their teachers.
In addition to key philosophical terms, the dictionary includes:
-- significant terms from philosophical movements with which Thomism has engaged
-- a comprehensive bibliography of works by Aquinas in English
-- examples from the writings of the philosophers and theologians mentioned in dictionary entries and
-- discussions of perennial themes
"The introduction to this work shows how carefully its aim and method have been thought through. The rest of Words of Wisdom demonstrates how well the aim has been achieved and the method employed. An invaluable resource." --Aidan Nichols, O.P., University of Cambridge
ISBN 978-0-268-02370-6 / Paper / $45.00
ISBN 978-0-268-07693-1 / E-book (Adobe PDF) / $29.00
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