| The Philosophical
Dictionary is a hypertext of
alphabetically arranged terms and ideas in English or Dutch
that relate to philosophy. The
entries state what I thought when I wrote them and are dated at the
end. There are many links and many interrelations, and to understand
all of it you must at least have read all of it. Also, to understand
all of it may require some knowledge of philosophy and logic, such as
can be acquired by reading some books listed in Literature.
There is a little more
background in the following sections:
Here are three files
with keyterms in the Dictionary; with categories by which the terms are
classified; and with all terms in the dictionary so far:
Also there now is a
quotations in the source:
I wish you pleasant and
Please note that this
Philosophical Dictionary gives my views and my
stipulative definitions how I wish to use philosophical and other terms.
In case you want a more
comprehensive view, by many specialists, try
NB: For the
moment, the Philosophical Dictionary is
almost ten years young, and contains over 600 entries, that also
are not fully done. This is expected to be a large work, of
years to come.
At present it is an
ongoing project of some 18 MB, that will start to be more or less as I
want it to be when it is twice as large, I expect.
the reader may be sure that for the time being all entries into the
Philosophical Dictionary will be soon revised or updated
(for example: provided with new links). Also, all entries that have
been made can be expected to be extended, sometimes by a lot of
So for the moment,
one thing is certain: All the material in it for the time being
is transient, changeable, and to be extended and corrected, if and when
I have the health for it.
As of November 7 2012:
The formatting that had
been upset over the past one and a half year (since May 2011) has now
been rectified again. This means
that the lemmas in the dictionary look better than they did the last
year, as they have been reformatted to show all one size font. The html
is still not very good, being made by a WYSIWYG editor, but at
least WYS now is - I hope - all in one size font.