Philosophical Writing: An Introduction / Edition 3

Philosophical Writing: An Introduction / Edition 3

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by A. P. Martinich, Aloysius Martinich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405131675

ISBN-13: 9781405131674

Pub. Date: 01/02/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Substantially updated and revised, the third edition of Philosophical Writing is designed to help those with little or no experience in philosophy to think and write successfully.
  • Traces the evolution of a good philosophical essay from draft stage to completion
  • Now includes new examples of the structures of a philosophical essay, new

Overview

Substantially updated and revised, the third edition of Philosophical Writing is designed to help those with little or no experience in philosophy to think and write successfully.

  • Traces the evolution of a good philosophical essay from draft stage to completion
  • Now includes new examples of the structures of a philosophical essay, new examples of rough drafts, tips on how to study for a test and a new section on how to utilize the internet effectively
  • Written with clarity and wit by a bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405131674
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
658,602
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents.

Note to the Third Edition.

Note to the Second Edition.

Introduction.

1 Author and Audience.

The Professor as Audience.

The Student as Author.

Three Attitudes about Philosophical Method.

2 Logic and Argument for Writing.

What is a Good Argument?.

Valid Arguments.

Cogent Arguments.

Consistency and Contradition.

Contraries and Contradictories.

The Strength of a Proposition.

3 The Structure of a Philosophical Essay.

An Outline of the Structure of a Philosophical Essay.

Anatomy of an Essay.

Another Essay.

4 Composing.

How to Select an Essay Topic.

Techniques for Composing.

Outlining.

Successive ElaborationConceptual Note Taking.

Research and Composing.

Polishing.

Evolution of an Essay.

5 Tactics for Analytic Writing.

Definitions.

Distinctions.

Analysis.

Dilemmas.

Scenarios.

Counterexamples.

Reductio ad Absurdum.

Dialectical Reasoning.

6 Some Constraints on Content.

The Pursuit of Truth.

The Use of Authority.

The Burden of Proof.

7 Some Goals of Form.

Coherence.

Clarity.

Conciseness.

Rigor.

8 Problems with Introductions.

Slip Sliding Away.

The Tail Wagging the Dog.

The Running Start.

Appendix A: “It’s Sunday Night and I have an Essay Due Monday Morning”.

Appendix B: How to Study for a Test.

Appendix C: Scholarship: Notes and References.

Appendix D: Philosophy Resources on the Internet.

Appendix E: On Grading.

Appendix F: Glossary of Philosophical Terms.

Index.

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