A Locke Dictionary (The Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries) by John W. Yolton

By John W. Yolton

This dictionary provides and explains the most important phrases and ideas in Locke's idea and books. Over one hundred thirty entries comprise bills of his quite a few books, his position in technology and faith and his writings on schooling, theology and economics. The dictionary should still make Locke's suggestion obtainable to professional and non-specialist readers alike. The strategies and phrases are taken from the entire variety of his courses and the dictionary is predicated on all that he released, together with his correspondence. every one "Blackwell thinker Dictionary" provides the existence and paintings of anyone thinker in a scholarly but available demeanour. Entries hide key principles and strategies, in addition to the most topics of the philosopher's paintings. A finished biographical caricature can be incorporated. it truly is geared toward undergraduates in philosophy.

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LATHI Metal-tipped staff, five feet long, carried by police. LINGA Symbol of generative power, the phallus. MADRASSA School attached to a mosque. MAHAL Large building, palace. MAHARAJA Great king; see ''Raja" below. MAHATMA Literally, great soul; sage, wise person, one deemed worthy of reverence. MANDALA Circle separating particular area which can be consecrated for ritual or liturgical purposes, as in temple architecture or drawings and paintings of complex design. MANTRA A word or verbal formula of no defined length believed to possess power; ritualistic incantation.

AZADI (Persian) Freedom, independence. BAHADUR Warrior, hero, brave. Term used as a name, title or adjective. BANIA Merchant caste. BHADRALOK Respectable people. Term used for the gentry of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Bengal, an elite group in British India. BHAJAN Devotional song. BHARAT Another name for India. Derived from Bharata, the name of an Aryan tribal group prominent in Vedic times as well as its most notable ruler. BHOODAN Literally, gift of land. Name of a movement led by Vinoba Bhave to bring about equitable land distribution in independent India.

Communal riots in Punjab. Inde- Page xxix pendence of India and Pakistan as Dominions, August 15 and 14. Raiders from Pakistan enter Jammu and Kashmir; state accedes to India; military operations. 1948 Mahatma Gandhi assassinated January 30. Industrial policy announced. Police action in Hyderabad. 1949 Integration of Princely States completed. 1950 Republic of India adopts Constitution. 1951-1952 First general election; adult franchise. Congress wins in center and states. 1951-1956 First Five Year Plan.

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