Philosophy Skills Book

Built around practical exercises, this book helps students to practise and master core reading and writing skills crucial to the successful study of philosophy.

Author: Chris Case

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441124562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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Built around practical exercises, this book helps students to practise and master core reading and writing skills crucial to the successful study of philosophy.

The Philosophy Skills Book

Taking you through a series of exercises that will help you practise and perfect your reading and writing of Philosophy, this book covers such topics as: Finding arguments and drawing conclusions Finding and resolving inconsistencies ...

Author: Stephen J. Finn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441123855

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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The Philosophy Skills Book will help you to master the core skills you need to succeed in your study of Philosophy. Taking you through a series of exercises that will help you practise and perfect your reading and writing of Philosophy, this book covers such topics as: Finding arguments and drawing conclusions Finding and resolving inconsistencies Brainstorming and planning your essays Summarizing and defending your argument Using quotations Avoiding common errors Whether you want to get your studies off to a flying start or improve your final grade, The Philosophy Skills Book will help you develop the skills you need to be a better Philosopher.

The Philosophy Skills Book

The unique nature of this book consists in the fact that it is primarily an exercise book that gets you to practice philosophical skills rather than a ...

Author: Stephen J. Finn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441167422

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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The Philosophy Skills Book will help you to master the core skills you need to succeed in your study of Philosophy. Taking you through a series of exercises that will help you practise and perfect your reading and writing of Philosophy, this book covers such topics as: Finding arguments and drawing conclusions Finding and resolving inconsistencies Brainstorming and planning your essays Summarizing and defending your argument Using quotations Avoiding common errors Whether you want to get your studies off to a flying start or improve your final grade, The Philosophy Skills Book will help you develop the skills you need to be a better Philosopher.

The Philosophy Workbook

A practical, hands-on introduction to philosophy written in jargon-free language, this book introduces philosophy using a step-by-step approach.

Author: Francis Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748616969

Category: Philosophy

Page: 401

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The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre.--Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet" "[The poet] is a seer.... he is individual... he is complete in himself.... the others are as good as he, only he sees it and they do not. He is not one of the chorus. "--Walt Whitman, from the preface to Leaves of Grass Poetry has always given rise to interpretation, judgment, and controversy. Indeed, the history of poetry criticism is as rich and varied a journey as the history of poetry itself. But classic writings such as Emerson's essay "The Poet" and Whitman's preface to Leaves of Grass serve as more than a critical "call and response": the works are striking examples of how the finest poets themselves have written on poetics and the works of their peers and predecessors--revealing, in the process, much about the theory and passion behind their own works. Spanning thousands of years and including thirty-three of the most influential critical essays ever written, Classic Writings on Poetry is the first major anthology of criticism devoted exclusively to poetry. Beginning with a survey of the history of poetics and providing an introduction and brief biography for each reading, esteemed poet and critic William Harmon takes readers from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Poetics to the Norse mythology of Snorri Sturluson's Skáldskaparmál. John Dryden's An Essay of Dramatic Poesy and Shelley's A Defence of Poetry are included, as is an excerpt from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's verse novel Aurora Leigh, arriving, finally, at the modernist sensibility of "Poetic Reality and Critical Unreality," by Laura (Riding) Jackson. For anyone interested in the art and artifice of poetry, Classic Writings on Poetry is a journey well worth taking.

Religious Studies Skills Book

As should be clear throughout this book, religion is just one part of life that can be subject to study and analysis. These guidelines were written to help ...

Author: Eugene V. Gallagher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350033757

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

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Studying religion in college or university? This book shows you how to perform well on your course tests and examinations, write successful papers, and participate meaningfully in class discussions. You'll learn new skills and also enhance existing ones, which you can put into practice with in-text exercises and assignments. Written by two award-winning instructors, this book identifies the close reading of texts, material culture, and religious actions as the fundamental skill for the study of religion at undergraduate level. It shows how critical analytical thinking about religious actions and ideas is founded on careful, patient, yet creative “reading” of religious stories, rituals, objects, and spaces. The book leads you through the description, analysis, and interpretation of examples from multiple historical periods, cultures, and religious traditions, including primary source material such as Matthew 6:9-13 (the Lord's Prayer), the gohonzon scroll of the Japanese new religion Soka Gakkai, and the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj). It provides you with typical assignments you will encounter in your studies, showing you how you might approach tasks such as reflective, interpretive or summary essays. Further resources, found on the book's website, include bibliographies, and links to useful podcasts.

Philosophy and Leadership

The book demonstrates the timeliness of the classical works by applying these philosophical approaches to historical and contemporary cases. This book is ideal for readers who are acquainted with philosophy and those who are uninitiated.

Author: Brent Edwin Cusher

Publisher:

ISBN: 1032046090

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"Today, managers, politicians, educators, and healthcare providers are highly skilled technicians who navigate modern systems. However, followers seek more than know-how; they desire moral leadership. Even leaders equipped with skills must make difficult ethical choices. This book connects philosophy to leadership by examining three representative texts from the history of philosophy: Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, and Niccoláo Machiavelli's The Prince. The leadership ideas contained in each one of these philosopher's works were not only pioneering for their age but continue to be relevant today because they provide insight into the enduring questions of leadership. The book demonstrates the timeliness of the classical works by applying these philosophical approaches to historical and contemporary cases. This book is ideal for readers who are acquainted with philosophy and those who are uninitiated. The connections made between philosophy, leadership literature, and real-life leaders enable readers to appreciate how deeper reflection into the themes of leadership might merit scholarly attention and bear witness to the close union between the philosophy of leadership and the real world"--

Philosophy

A compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy - reading, listening, discussing and writing - aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance.

Author: Nigel Warburton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415341809

Category: Study Aids

Page: 93

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A compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy - reading, listening, discussing and writing - aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance.

Dog Sport Skills

2014 'Book of the Year" for Dog Behavior and Training! (Maxwell award). In this second book in the "Dog Sports Skills" series, Authors Denise Fenzi and Deb Jones take an in-depth look at the topic of motivation.

Author: Denise Fenzi

Publisher: Fenzidogsportsacademy.com

ISBN: 0988781816

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Page: 162

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2014 'Book of the Year" for Dog Behavior and Training! (Maxwell award). In this second book in the "Dog Sports Skills" series, Authors Denise Fenzi and Deb Jones take an in-depth look at the topic of motivation. They talk about what motivation is, and what it is not, along with an illuminating discussion of how a dog is unique in the animal world, and how educated trainers can use that to maximum advantage. They consider a range of options for motivating our dogs, and how a trainer can raise or lower the value of specific motivators to get the exact training effect that may be desired at a given time. Temperament is discussed as it relates to issues of motivation to help the reader understand the strong interplay between temperament, motivation and training decisions. In addition to explaining how to use motivators in training, this book provides specific information on how to reduce their use so that you can eventually get into the competition ring! Finally, they provide case studies - lots of them! The purpose of the case studies is both to cement what the reader has learned in the first chapters and also to help the reader understand how to analyze specific situations and make a plan to apply the concepts. A student who reads both this book and the first book in the series will begin to develop a deeper understanding of the author's underlying philosophy and approach. Each book is more than a stand-alone resource; they are pieces of a puzzle that will eventually weave into a tapestry of concepts, thoughts and applications that create both excellence in training and a very deep respect and understanding for another living being.

Philosophy in the Classroom

Ever had difficulty inspiring your children to consider and discuss philosophical concepts? Philosophy in the Classroom helps teachers tap in to children's natural wonder and curiosity.

Author: Ron Shaw

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415447102

Category: Education

Page: 60

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Ever had difficulty inspiring your children to consider and discuss philosophical concepts? Philosophy in the Classroom helps teachers tap in to children's natural wonder and curiosity. The practical lesson plans, built around Aesop's fables, encourage children to formulate and express their own points of view, enabling you to lead rich and rewarding philosophical discussions in the primary classroom. This highly practical and engaging classroom companion: prompts students to consider serious moral issues in an imaginative and stimulating way uses Aesop's fables as a springboard to pose challenging questions about the issues raised provides fifteen key themes including happiness, wisdom, self-reliance and judging others as the basis for classroom discussion. uses powerful and creative drawings to illustrate activities and photocopiable resources. Philosophy in the Classroom is an invaluable resource for any primary school teacher wanting to engage their students in meaningful philosophical reflection and discussion. Ron Shaw has many years of classroom experience and is the author of more than forty books helping primary and secondary school students to improve their thinking skills.

Skilful Thinking

Written in a down-to-earth style, this book guides students through the various skills that enable them to analyze texts, critically evaluate arguments, construct a sound argument of their own and present that argument clearly, coherently ...

Author: G. J. Rossouw

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 079691592X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

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Written in a down-to-earth style, this book guides students through the various skills that enable them to analyze texts, critically evaluate arguments, construct a sound argument of their own and present that argument clearly, coherently and effectively.

Thinking Skills for Professionals

"This book equips students with a practical set of skills, showing how they can use philosophy's methods to analyze and discuss the philosophical and ethical issues that now form an integral part of courses in business, engineering, ...

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215505194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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"This book equips students with a practical set of skills, showing how they can use philosophy's methods to analyze and discuss the philosophical and ethical issues that now form an integral part of courses in business, engineering, teaching, and health,as well as those in the humanities and social sciences. Selected case studies bring both ethical and philosophical issues to life"--

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you!

Author: Martin Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118924730

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

The Philosophy of Teaching

But perhaps this is because there is some other skill he has not learned . It is , of
course , obvious that a person could answer any question we cared to ask him
about a book called Better Driving , without being , after reading it , a better driver
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Author: John Arthur Passmore

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106005098691

Category: Education

Page: 259

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Critical Thinking Across The Curriculum Developing Critical Thinking Skills Literacy And Philosophy In The Primary Classroom

Developing critical thinking skills, literacy and philosophy in the primary classroom ... To complete the book's usefulness to crosscurricular approaches, ...

Author: Leicester, Mal

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335238798

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This exciting, practical book is an essential resource for every busy primary teacher and very easy to use in the classroom. It provides advice, beautifully illustrated original themed stories, and critical learning activities. The critical learning activities are accompanied by photocopiable resources, including original photographs.

Philosophy for AS and A Level

With chapters on 'How to do philosophy', exam preparation providing students with the philosophical skills they need to succeed, and an extensive glossary to support understanding, this book is ideal for students studying philosophy.

Author: Michael Lacewing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351696135

Category: Philosophy

Page: 458

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Philosophy for AS and A Level is an accessible textbook for the new 2017 AQA Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units shared by the AS and A Level, Epistemology and Moral Philosophy, in an engaging and student-friendly way. With chapters on 'How to do philosophy', exam preparation providing students with the philosophical skills they need to succeed, and an extensive glossary to support understanding, this book is ideal for students studying philosophy. Each chapter includes: argument maps that help to develop student’s analytical and critical skills comprehension questions to test understanding discussion questions to generate evaluative argument explanation and commentary on the AQA set texts ‘Thinking harder’ sections cross-references to help students make connections bullet-point summaries of each topic. The companion website hosts a wealth of further resources, including PowerPoint slides, flashcards, further reading, weblinks and handouts, all structured to accompany the textbook. It can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/alevelphilosophy.

The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching

As coaching continues to grow, there is a need for a deeper conversation about its current state and its future directions. This book makes an important contribution to this conversation in provocative yet grounded ways.

Author: Diane Brennan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470772867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching will help to advance the global conversation about the future of coaching. The book is organized into three key sections: Foundations for Coaching, Applications of Coaching, and Organizations and Coaching, and the focus is on enabling the reader to astutely link theory and practice.

Doing Philosophy

Generic study skills books While there are many aspects ofstudying for a degree in philosophy that we believe require subject-specific advice (hence this ...

Author: Clare Saunders

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826498724

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Offers guidance and advice on all the key areas of study: reading and writing philosophy, taking notes, seminar preparation and participation, using resources effectively.