Doing Philosophy: A Practical Guide for Students (Paperback)
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DescriptionDoing Philosophy provides a practical guide to studying philosophy for students. The book offers guidance on: Reading and analyzing philosophical texts Preparing for and participating in seminars Choosing essay topics Constructing arguments and avoiding plagiarism Using libraries, the internet and other resources Technical terms, forms of expression and logical notation Doing Philosophy outlines the difficulties and challenges faced by students and the exciting scope of the subject as a consequence. The book uses examples of philosophical texts from a wide range of authors to explore strategies that enable the student to develop critical reading skills. The book also offers advice on taking notes, analyzing arguments, using resources effectively, and writing philosophical essays. Concise and accessible, this book equips the student with the tools needed to succeed at undergraduate level, presenting a variety of practical strategies for tackling tasks that a first-year student will inevitably encounter.
- Published: 07 June 2008
- Format: Paperback 194 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780826498731 ISBN 10: 0826498736
- Sales rank: 369,115
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