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Thinking and Writing About Philosophy - 2nd edition

Thinking and Writing About Philosophy (ISBN10: 0312396538; ISBN13: 9780312396534)
ISBN13: 978-0312396534
ISBN10: 0312396538

Summary: Comprehensive, concise, and inexpensive. In under 200 pages and at just $14.50 net, this guide provides thorough advice on every stage of reading and writing in philosophy. The inexpensive price makes it an ideal supplement for any philosophy course requiring writing.

Step-by-step guidance for reading, analyzing, and responding to philosophical texts and arguments. Built around fundamental assignments like summarizing, abstracting, and outlining philosophic
al texts, the book first helps students master these tasks and then shows them how to evaluate argumentative prose and draft their own philosophical essays.

Classic philosophical issues and questions. X readings by prominent philosophers such as Bertrand Russell, Friedrich Nietzsche, and X tackle the definition of knowledge, the nature of God, and numerous other moral and ethical questions. Each reading comes with the background information necessary to help students grapple with this challenging material.

Thorough coverage of the writing process. Chapter Five covers each stage of the writing process from developing and supporting a thesis to revising papers in response to instructors' and peers' suggestions.

Abundant examples of realistic student writing. The X examples of students writing throughout the book offer realistic, accessible models for writing about philosophical texts and issues. Comments after each paper point out key features and effective writing strategies.
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Summary: Comprehensive, concise, and inexpensive. In under 200 pages and at just $14.50 net, this guide provides thorough advice on every stage of reading and writing in philosophy. The inexpensive price makes it an ideal supplement for any philosophy course requiring writing.

Step-by-step guidance for reading, analyzing, and responding to philosophical texts and arguments. Built around fundamental assignments like summarizing, abstracting, and outlining philosophical texts, the book first helps students master these tasks and then shows them how to evaluate argumentative prose and draft their own philosophical essays.

Classic philosophical issues and questions. X readings by prominent philosophers such as Bertrand Russell, Friedrich Nietzsche, and X tackle the definition of knowledge, the nature of God, and numerous other moral and ethical questions. Each reading comes with the background information necessary to help students grapple with this challenging material.

Thorough coverage of the writing process. Chapter Five covers each stage of the writing process from developing and supporting a thesis to revising papers in response to instructors' and peers' suggestions.

Abundant examples of realistic student writing. The X examples of students writing throughout the book offer realistic, accessible models for writing about philosophical texts and issues. Comments after each paper point out key features and effective writing strategies. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
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Publisher: Bedford Books
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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