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Thinking and writing about philosophy

Author: Hugo Adam Bedau
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explains how to effectively analyze and write about philosophical texts and arguments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Adam Bedau
ISBN: 0312100825 9780312100827
OCLC Number: 35112455
Description: xii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: To the instructor: helping your students improve their writing --
To the students: why improving your writing matters to you --
First you Write --
A Socratic exercise --
Some important features of writing philosophy --
Writing to Understand Reading --
Reading versus skimming --
Rewriting what you have read: four assignments --
Evaluating Argumentative Prose --
Argument versus disputation and persuasion --
Argument in detail --
Formulating and evaluating a definition --
Evaluating an argument by analogy --
Evaluating a formal argument --
Putting it all Together: the Philosophical Essay --
Getting started --
The eight-step sequence --
Drafting and Revising the Philosophical Essay --
Drafting --
Revising --Integrating Quotations and Citing Sources --
Integrating quotations --
Avoiding plagiarism --
Citing and documenting sources --
Using Library Resources --
Philosophical dictionaries --
Encyclopedias, book series, and specialized references --
Journals.
Responsibility: Hugo Bedau.

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