Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: - Vol. 2

Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: - Vol. 2

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Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: - Vol. 2

Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: - Vol. 2

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With this volume the text of the Dictionary is completed. The Editor has nothing to add to the explanations given in the Preface to Vol. i; but it is his sad duty to record the death of two more of our collaborators. One of these, M. Léon Marillier of the Sorbonne, a member of the Board of Consulting Editors, gave time and labour generously to the determination of the French equivalents, and all those who use the Dictionary are indebted to him. His death is a severe blow, especially to the study of Comparative Religion, but also to that of Philosophy and Psychology. The other, Professor Adamson of Glasgow, con- tributed many articles on Logic, mainly to the first volume. His eminence in the department of Philosophy is well known to all readers of the work.

The Editor wishes to thank correspondents and reviewers for bringing to his notice various minor errors in Vol. i. The indulgent criticism so far made of the work encourages the editorial staff. Only on two points has the book been somewhat misjudged: we are not in any sense slighting Greek and Latin philosophy, and the remarks in the General Preface do not mean to suggest that we are. As it happens, much of the historical matter on classical thought is in the present volume. And, again, we are not in an way claiming that the treatment of biography is more than the proverbial 'part of a loaf'; it was a question, indeed, of part of a loaf or no bread. The bibliographies of Vol. iii will supplement the biographical notices, of course, very essentially.

The Dictionary is indebted for special articles to the new contributors mentioned at the end of the list of Collaborators given in this volume; and also to Professor Fabian Franklin of Baltimore, who gave his co-operation in the pre- paration of the article on 'Probability,' to which his initials (F.F.) are attached. On the other hand, the connection of Dr. Tosti with the work ceased with the issue of the first volume.

The Editor finds himself also under very great obligations to those who prepared the exhaustive Indexes; their names are given in connection with their respective lists.

THE EDITOR.

PRINCETON, June, 1902.

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