I'm looking for an encyclopaedic overview, which can be used as a study resource. By this, I mean a book in which all important philosophers are explained very concisely (2-3 pages per philosopher on average; someone like Kant more, of course). The closest thing I can think of (in style) is a university syllabus or a powerpoint presentation, in which subjects are explained very briefly, usually in lists with bullet points.
What I am not looking for:
- Introductions to philosophy (e.g. The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell)
- Encyclopaedias that give an overview from A-Z or dictionaries of philosophy
This book should be useful to gain encyclopaedic knowledge on philosophy; to memorise. Yes, I know insight is crucially important, especially in philosophy, but there are simply things that you have to know by heart and I'd like to have a resource in which this absolutely necessary knowledge can be found. This book should be intended for students who were already introduced to philosophy and already have a notion of the basic terms, concepts and evolutions.
I have included an example of an article on Locke's Ideas that shows exactly what I'm looking for. A book with this kind of article on each philosopher, in chronological order, is exactly what I'm looking for.
This is also a good example of an article on a particular subject (Idealism). If this were formatted a little bit better (i.e. in bullet-point lists), it would be almost perfect