| 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
over ten years old, 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.
As of April 25,
I have now been working
on this Philosophical Dictionary - off and on - since 2004. I
also am still ill (for almost forty years now) and poor, and my
poverty implies that I have been writing this Dictionary since 2011
in KompoZer, which is a free WYSIWYG html-editor.
KompoZer is good in some
respects, but it is rather bugged, and has some awful mistakes, and
this makes the writing of a dictionary like the present one much
more difficult than it needs to be.
Since I am also nearly 68
as I write this, I have to confess - after trying it once more in
KompoZer - that I may never finish this Dictionary, indeed not
because I expect to die soon, but because it is much more difficult
than it needs to be with KompoZer.