Doing Philosophy: A Guide to the Writing of Philosophy Papers / Edition 3

Doing Philosophy: A Guide to the Writing of Philosophy Papers / Edition 3

by Joel Feinberg
     
 

Clear and concise, this brief text is designed to assist students with no previous formal background 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

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Clear and concise, this brief text is designed to assist students with no previous formal background 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534626266
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/12/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Methods of Proceeding. 2. Rules of the Game. 3. Criteria for Grading. 4. General Principles of Good Writing. 5. Mistakes of Grammar. 6. Some Common Mistakes in Diction. 7. Stylistic Infelicities. 8. Logic and Language. 9. Basic Deductive Logic: Some Fragments. 10. Logic Without Necessity. 11. A Model of an Excellent Paper. 12. A Model of a (Very) Bad Paper.

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