Writing Philosophy

A Student's Guide to Reading and Writing Philosophy Essays

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190853013

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Reading and Writing Philosophy Essays, Second Edition, is a concise, self-guided manual that covers how to read philosophy and the basics of argumentative essay writing. It encourages students to master fundamental skills quickly--with minimal instructor input--and provides step-by-step instructions for each phase of the writing process, from formulating a thesis, to creating an outline, to writing a final draft, supplementing this tutorial approach with model essays, outlines, introductions, and conclusions. Writing Philosophy is just $5 when packaged with any Oxford University Press Philosophy text. Contact your Oxford representative for details and package ISBNs.
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Writing Philosophy Papers

Author: Zachary P. Seech

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495506842

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Discover an all-in-one guide to writing with Seech's WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS, 5e. Written specifically for philosophy students, this unique book leads your students through every aspect of writing philosophy papers and serves as an ideal supplement for any philosophy class that includes writing assignments.Seech guides students through each step of creating and organizing a strong philosophy essay--from the conception of a thesis and basic mechanics of writing through conducting effective research and accurately citing sources. Your students learn the skills for formulating articulate, intelligent arguments. Sample essays in the back of the book provide valuable examples for students to reference. This edition introduces students to the organization, style, and reasoning behind the primary types of philosophy papers, including compare-and-contrast, research, and summary and explanatory papers. A new chapter on Internet research (Chapter 7) discusses source accountability and use of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. New discussions on plagiarism in a digital age and word processing today further prepare students for writing success. Widely used and highly praised in prior editions, WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS, 5e, serves as a valuable, ongoing reference for students in any philosophy class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Doing Philosophy

Author: Joel Feinberg,Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495096075

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Clear and concise, this brief text is designed to assist introductory philosophy students who have no prior experience in writing philosophy papers. Contents include topic selection, outlines, drafts, proper and improper quotation, argument development and evaluation, principles of good writing, style, criteria for grading student papers, and a review of common grammatical and dictional errors. In addition, the book devotes several chapters to basic concepts in logic, which have proven invaluable for philosophy students in the course of critically considering and writing about the ideas and arguments they encounter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Writing Philosophy

A Guide to Professional Writing and Publishing

Author: Richard A. Watson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809318100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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Richard A. ("Red") Watson has published fiction, general nonfiction, and scholarly books. His essay "On the Zeedijk," about Descartes in Holland and first published in The Georgia Review, was the lead essay in The Pushcart Prize XV, 1990–1991: Best of the Small Presses. Red knows writing. He also knows academe and has written Writing Philosophy as a kind of survival manual for undergraduates, graduate students, and junior faculty members in philosophy. Also helpful to those in the humanities and the social sciences, the book is a guide to the professional writing and publishing that are essential to an active participation in the conversation and discussion that constitute these professional fields. To the extent that publication is the crucial factor in tenure decisions, it will help the beginning scholar meet tenure criteria. Despite the importance of the oral tradition in philosophy and the influence of the dialogue, many philosophical points are so intricate and complex that they can be advanced, followed, and criticized only if they are written as stepwise arguments for study and contemplation at length and at leisure. Watson provides a set of basic principles and a plan for writing argumentative papers of 1,500 to 15,000 words (3 to 30 printed pages) and books containing a sequence of sustained arguments of 70,000 to 150,000 words (200 to 300 printed pages). Because the first book of most professional philosophers is a revised dissertation, Watson presents a plan for writing that dissertation in such a way that its chapters will serve as publishable articles and the dissertation itself will need very little rewriting as a book. His discussion of the principles of reason, clarity, and argument ranges from such topics as dangling participles and the proper usage of ellipses to matters of categorization and univocity.
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Ethik im Kontext

über den Umgang mit ernsten Fragen

Author: Gernot Böhme

Publisher: Suhrkamp Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

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A Student's Guide to Philosophy

Author: Ralph M McInerny

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480494402

Category: Philosophy

Page: 75

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A Student’s Guide to Philosophy examines these questions: Who is a philosopher? Can philosophical thought be avoided? What have philosophers written over the ages? And why should we care? In this critical essay, these and other questions are posed and answered by one of America’s leading philosophers, Ralph McInerny of the University of Notre Dame. Schools of thought are examined with humor and verve, and the principal works of philosophers and scholars are recommended.
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Doing Philosophy

An Introduction Through Thought Experiments

Author: Theodore Schick,Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767420501

Category: Philosophy

Page: 553

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Doing Philosophy helps students understand the nature and purpose of philosophical inquiry by explaining what philosophical problems are, how they can be solved, and why searching for solutions is important. By acquainting students with philosophical theories and the thought experiments used to test them, this text fosters active learning and helps students become better thinkers.
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Doing Philosophy

A Practical Guide for Students

Author: Danielle Lamb,David Mossley,George MacDonald Ross,Clare Saunders

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441162488

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Doing Philosophy provides a practical guide to studying philosophy for undergraduate students. The book presents strategies for developing the necessary skills that will allow students to get the most out of this fascinating subject. It examines what it means to think, read, discuss and write philosophically, giving advice on: Reading and analysing philosophical texts Preparing for and participating in seminars Choosing essay topics Constructing arguments and avoiding plagiarism Using libraries, the internet and other resources Technical terms, forms of expression and logical notation The second edition is fully revised and expanded throughout, packed with practical exercises, useful examples and fully up-to-date resources. It also features for the first time a full companion website with additional resources and a range of pedagogical tools and activities designed for students and lecturers to use both in the classroom and in seminar preparation. Concise and accessible, Doing Philosophy equips the student with the tools needed to successfully engage in discussing, reading and writing philosophy.
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How to Think about Weird Things

Critical Thinking for a New Age

Author: Theodore Schick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767400138

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 300

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Designed to help readers sharpen their reasoning skills, this book takes a critical look at over 50 paranormal or mysterious claims.
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Critical Reasoning and Philosophy

A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works

Author: M. Andrew Holowchak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442205237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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Critical Reasoning and Philosophy is an innovative and clearly written handbook that teaches students how to read critically, think critically while they read, and write thoughtful, sound arguments in response.
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Philosophy

The Essential Study Guide

Author: Nigel Warburton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415341806

Category: Study Aids

Page: 93

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Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide is a compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy, aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance. Nigel Warburton clarifies what is expected of students and offers strategies and guidance to help them make effective use of their study time and improve their marks. The four main skills covered by the book are: reading philosophy - both skimming and in-depth analysis of historical and contemporary work, understanding the examples and terminology used listening to philosophy - formal lectures and informal classroom teaching, preparation, picking up on arguments used, note taking discussing philosophy - arguing and exploring, asking questions, communicating in concise and understandable ways writing philosophy - planning and researching essays and other written tasks, thinking up original examples, avoiding plagiarism.
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How to Write a Philosophy Paper

Author: James Sidney Stramel

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 73

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How to Write a Philosophy Paper is a handbook which provides students with a ready arsenal of analytical and compositional techniques. It is intended for undergraduate students in any type of philosophy course and is written and organized in a user-friendly manner. The first half includes discussions of the nature of philosophy and a variety of basic and essential techniques of philosophical enquiry and argumentation. The second half takes the student step-by-step through the writing process, from choosing a suitable topic, to developing his or her thought, to preparation of the final draft. Includes an index and bibliographical material.
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Living Philosophy

A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190628703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

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Living Philosophy, Second Edition, is a historically organized, introductory hybrid text/reader that guides students through the story of philosophical thought from the Pre-Socratics to the present, providing cultural and intellectual background and explaining why key issues and arguments remain important and relevant today. Women philosophers are well represented throughout the text. They include Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, Hélène Cixous, Martha Nussbaum, Alison Jaggar, Annette Baier, Virginia Held, and many more. Non-Western philosophers are also included: Avicenna, Averroës, Maimonides, Buddha, Lao-Tzu, and Confucius. Featuring an exceptionally clear and accessible writing style, this unique volume brings philosophy to life with well-chosen excerpts from philosophers' works, abundant in-text learning aids, and compelling color photos and illustrations. FEATURES * A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking * "Then and Now," "Details," and "Portrait" boxes throughout the text demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy * Additional pedagogical aids--chapter objectives and summaries, marginal critical thinking questions, essay/discussion questions, and a glossary--make the material even more engaging and accessible * In-depth coverage of philosophical writing includes step-by-step coaching in argument basics and multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking skills * Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged * A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay
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How to Write Ethics & Philosophy Essays

Author: Brian Poxon,Peter Baron

Publisher: Pushme Press

ISBN: 9781909618121

Category: Education

Page: 100

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Many students fall down not on knowledge but on how to arrange, analyse and evaluate an argument so that the question is fully and clearly answered. Written by two experts in the subject, this book uniquely uses twelve real examples of essays written in actual exams to demonstrate conclusively how to write a top philosophy essay. Mistakes in arguments are clarified and suggestions made of how to practise structuring an argument for maximum effect. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to improve their essay-writing skills. PLEASE NOTE: This book covers equally Ethics and Philsophy essays. Intended to teach you how to write your own essays, this guide should be used in conjunction with the website for model answers.
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How to Get the Most Out of Philosophy

Author: Douglas J. Soccio

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133050344

Category: Education

Page: 160

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HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, Eighth Edition is a companion textbook that equips students with the skills necessary to succeed in an introductory Philosophy course. Beginning with how to study philosophical texts, continuing through test-taking and writing strategies, and ending with tips for ongoing college achievement, this handy guide prepares students for long-term accomplishment. Plus, the new edition is fully optimized to help students take advantage of the Internet's research capabilities, and includes expanded content on new media such as blogs, Wikipedia, and crowdsourcing. Using a conversational writing style and delivering powerful study methods, HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PHILOSOPHY, Eighth Edition prepares students to succeed in any classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Power of Critical Thinking

Effective Reasoning about Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195377927

Category: Education

Page: 588

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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Third Edition, presents the broadest range of tools for today's critical thinking students to apply in any arena, from everyday life to academia, and from science to the media. It explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as "inference to the best explanation," scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking. The Power of Critical Thinking, Third Edition, integrates many pedagogical features, including hundreds of diverse exercises, examples, and illustrations; text boxes that apply critical thinking to student experience; step-by-step guidelines for evaluating claims, arguments, and explanations; a glossary of important terms; many reminders, summaries, and review notes; and five progressive, stand-alone writing modules interspersed throughout the text. Written in a student-friendly style and enhanced by humor, this text is ideal for courses in critical thinking, introduction to logic, informal logic, argumentative writing, and introduction to argumentation. New to the Third Edition: * Six new "Essays for Evaluation" (three pairs arranged in a pro/con format, each pair debating a single issue) * An expanded Chapter 11 on moral reasoning * New, more instructive photos that encourage critical thinking about visual elements * More guidance on doing research and judging sources * A revised text box program that includes "Newsmakers" and "From the Web" in addition to "For Further Thought" * Updated pop culture and political references and examples--many ripped from the headlines or drawn from everyday life Companion Resources * The Power of Critical Thinking, Third Edition, is supplemented by an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank in print and an Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD. The Computerized Test Bank is a completely customizable bank of questions to aid in the creation of exams and quizzes. Both versions of the Instructor's Manual feature notes on using the text effectively, sample syllabi, links to websites of interest, lectures in PowerPoint format, chapter summaries, and answers to the exercises in the text. * Also available is a Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/criticalthinking that includes all the information found in the Instructor's Manual along with a student study guide featuring a summary of the main points of each chapter, study questions, short review quizzes, flashcards, web links, and additional chapter exercises. * Course Cartridges for a variety of e-learning environments allow instructors to create their own course websites with the interactive material from the instructor and student companion websites.
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Critical Thinking and Language

The Challenge of Generic Skills and Disciplinary Discourses

Author: Tim John Moore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441157506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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