Philosophical Writing

The new edition offers a companion website where students can easily access additional examples and expanded coverage of other helpful topics relating to philosophical writing.

Author: A. P. Martinich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119010036

Category: Philosophy

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Philosophical Writing: An Introduction, 4th Edition, features numerous updates and revisions to A. P. Martinich s best–selling text that instructs beginning philosophy students on how to craft a well–written philosophical essay. Features an entirely new chapter on how to read a philosophical essay, new sections on quantification and modality, and rhetoric in philosophical writing, as well as more updated essay examples Includes many new essay examples and an accompanying website with further topics and examples Traces the evolution of a good philosophical essay from draft stage to completion Emphasizes what a student should do in crafting an essay, rather than on what not to do Written with clarity and humor by a leading philosopher

Plato and the Art of Philosophical Writing

In this book Professor Rowe treats them rather as literary-philosophical artefacts, shaped by Plato's desire to persuade his readers to exchange their view of life and the universe for a different view which, from their present perspective, ...

Author: Christopher Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139467797

Category: Philosophy

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Plato's dialogues are usually understood as simple examples of philosophy in action. In this book Professor Rowe treats them rather as literary-philosophical artefacts, shaped by Plato's desire to persuade his readers to exchange their view of life and the universe for a different view which, from their present perspective, they will barely begin to comprehend. What emerges is a radically new Plato: a Socratic throughout, who even in the late dialogues is still essentially the Plato (and the Socrates) of the Apology and the so-called 'Socratic' dialogues. This book aims to understand Plato both as a philosopher and as a writer, on the assumption that neither of these aspects of the dialogues can be understood without the other. The argument of the book is closely based in Plato's text, but should be accessible to any serious reader of Plato, whether professional philosopher, classicist, or student.

A Guide to Philosophical Writing

The aim of this guide is to help you to develop a good idea of what a philosophical paper should look like. While dialogues are fun and books are impressive, what you will write are papers. These will range from 2 to 30 pages in length.

Author: Elijah Chudnoff

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:941888037

Category: Academic writing

Page: 56

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The Harvard Writing Project's disciplinary writing guides aim to introduce students to some of the basic practices and conventions of writing and conducting research in the various academic disciplines. The aim of this guide is to help you to develop a good idea of what a philosophical paper should look like. While dialogues are fun and books are impressive, what you will write are papers. These will range from 2 to 30 pages in length. And in them you will defend a focused thesis by developing a more or less extended piece of reasoning in favor of it.

Philosophical Rhetoric

This book, originally published in 1989 discusses an issue central to all philosophical argument - the relation between persuasion and truth.

Author: Jeff Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138691488

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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This book, originally published in 1989 discusses an issue central to all philosophical argument - the relation between persuasion and truth. The techniques of persuasion are indirect and not always fully transparent. Whether philosophers and theoreticians are for or against the use of rhetoric, they engage in rhetorical practice none the less. Focusing on Plato, Descartes, Kant, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, this book uncovers philosophical rhetoric at work and reminds us of the rhetorical arena in which philosophical writings are produced and considered.

Writing Philosophy

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 ...

Author: Richard A. Watson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809318105

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.

Thomas Aquinas Basic Philosophical Writing

This volume contains new translations of the essential philosophical writings of Thomas Aquinas, from the Summa Theologiae and The Principles of Nature.

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770486942

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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This volume contains new translations of the essential philosophical writings of Thomas Aquinas, from the Summa Theologiae and The Principles of Nature. The included texts represent the breadth of Aquinas’s thought, addressing causality, the fundamental principles of nature, the existence of God, how God can be known, how language can be used to describe God, human nature (including the nature of the soul, free will, and epistemology), happiness, ethics, and natural law. The goal of these translations is twofold: to allow Aquinas to speak for himself, but also to make his thought accessible to the contemporary reader without the burden of unnecessary adherence to convention. A thorough introduction to Aquinas and his ideas is included, as is a series of useful appendices connecting Aquinas’s arguments to those of Anselm, Scotus, Ockham, and others.

Philosophy Writing and the Character of Thought

Philosophy’s relation to the act of writing is John T. Lysaker’s main concern in Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought.

Author: John T. Lysaker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226815855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Lysaker examines the relationship between philosophical thought and the act of writing to explore how this dynamic shapes the field of philosophy. Philosophy’s relation to the act of writing is John T. Lysaker’s main concern in Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought. Whether in Plato, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, or Derrida, philosophy has come in many forms, and those forms—the concrete shape philosophizing takes in writing—matter. Much more than mere adornment, the style in which a given philosopher writes is often of crucial importance to the point he or she is making, part and parcel of the philosophy itself. Considering how writing influences philosophy, Lysaker explores genres like aphorism, dialogue, and essay, as well as logical-rhetorical operations like the example, irony, and quotation. At the same time, he shows us the effects of these rhetorical devices through his own literary experimentation. In dialogue with such authors as Benjamin, Cavell, Emerson, and Lukács, he aims to revitalize philosophical writing, arguing that philosophy cannot fulfill its intellectual and cultural promise if it keeps to professional articles and academic prose. Instead, philosophy must embrace writing as an essential, creative activity, and deliberately reform how it approaches its subject matter, readership, and the evolving social practices of reading and reflection.

Writing To Reason

Instead of making the same comments and corrections in one paper after another, instructors simply refer students to the relevant numbered section of the book for detailed explanations of key points.

Author: Brian David Mogck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405170994

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 131

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A guide to writing philosophy essays which addresses the needs of instructors as well as students. It is a valuable aid to grading papers that facilitates communication between instructors and students. It also presents the steps of writing a philosophical essay. It addresses common mistakes and confusions about philosophical writing.

Plato and the Art of Philosophical Writing

... both philosophical and non - philosophical , of his time . I have also paid some attention to the particular form in which he chose to write , looking ...

Author: C.J. Rowe

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UOM:39015060602458

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 228

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This volume is an introduction to Plato's dialogues and the ideas they explore, so serving as a readable account of his writing for the uninitiated. It also gives guidance on the historical context in which his thoughts were formed and invites inquiry into his many ideas.

Philosophical Writing

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.

Author: A. P. Martinich

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1027191489

Category:

Page: 216

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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

Philosophical Writings of Peirce

This volume, prepared by the Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, formerly chairman of Columbia's philosophy department, is a carefully balanced exposition of Peirce's complete philosophical system as set forth in his ...

Author: Charles S. Peirce

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486202174

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

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"An excellent, discerning introduction. It should prove a real boon to the student of Peirce." — The Modern Schoolman Charles S. Peirce was a thinker of great originality and power. Although unpublished in his lifetime, he was recognized as an equal by such men as William James and John Dewey and, since his death in 1914, has come to the forefront of American philosophy. This volume, prepared by the Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, formerly chairman of Columbia's philosophy department, is a carefully balanced exposition of Peirce's complete philosophical system as set forth in his own writings. The 28 chapters, in which appropriate sections of Peirce's work are interwoven into a brilliant selection that reveals his essential ideas, cover epistemology, phenomenology, cosmology, and scientific method, with especially interesting material on logic as the theory of signs, pure chance vs, pure law in the universe, symbolic logic, common sense, pragmatism (of which he was the founder), and ethics. Justus Buchler is author of Charles Peirce's Empiricism (1939), Philosophy: An Introduction (with J. H. Randall, Jr., 1942), and more recently, a series of books which form an ongoing philosophic structure: Toward a General Theory of Human Judgement (1951), Nature and Judgment (1855), and The Concept of Method (1961). It has been said of these volumes, "A fresh and vital system of ideas has been introduced into the world of contemporary philosophy." (Journal of Philosophy). "It is a very signal advantage to have this collection of Peirce's most important work within the covers of a single substantial volume. We should all be very grateful to Mr. Buchler." — John Laird, Philosophy

The Philosophical Stage

What language the canonical early Greek philosophers used for their writing and thinking is largely lost to us, making it difficult or impossible to ...

Author: Joshua Billings

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691205182

Category: Drama

Page: 288

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A bold new reconception of ancient Greek drama as a mode of philosophical thinking The Philosophical Stage offers an innovative approach to ancient Greek literature and thought that places drama at the heart of intellectual history. Drawing on evidence from tragedy and comedy, Joshua Billings shines new light on the development of early Greek philosophy, arguing that drama is our best source for understanding the intellectual culture of classical Athens. In this incisive book, Billings recasts classical Greek intellectual history as a conversation across discourses and demonstrates the significance of dramatic reflections on widely shared theoretical questions. He argues that neither "literature" nor "philosophy" was a defined category in the fifth century BCE, and develops a method of reading dramatic form as a structured investigation of issues at the heart of the emerging discipline of philosophy. A breathtaking work of intellectual history by one of today’s most original classical scholars, The Philosophical Stage presents a novel approach to ancient drama and sets a path for a renewed understanding of early Greek thought.

A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature Comprehending the Principles of Language and Style the Elements of Taste and Criticism with Rules for the Study of Composition and Eloquence Selected Chiefly from the British Classics by Alexander Jamieson

PHILOSOPHICAL writing . As the professed object of philosophy is to convey instruction , it is manifest that every philosophical writer ought to study the ...

Author: Alexander Jamieson

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNF:CF000639263

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Ways of Meeting and the Theology of Religions

... the ends of Philosophical Writing',26 Macintyre skilfully delineates the relationship between 'ends of life' questions, tradition and philosophy. he ...

Author: David Cheetham

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754663591

Category: Social Science

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Exploring the different points of view and 'tones of voice' adopted in theology for the meeting of religions, this book presents a contemporary philosophical and theological engagement with key issues of how different faiths might meet, of comparative philosophy of religion, the use of aesthetics, inter-religious ethics and issues relating to the self. Providing a critical evaluation of contemporary liberal, post-liberal and conservative voices, this book highlights the use of the creative imagination and explores new ideas for the meeting of religions.