The Philosopher's Address

The Philosopher's Address : Writing and the Perception of Philosophy

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Jeffrey A. Mason has written an informative, accessible guide to today's most popular form of philosophical writing, the journal-length essay. The Philosopher's Address does what no other book on the market has attempted: it takes the reader behind the scenes of the writing process to expose the rhetorical underpinnings of philosophical texts. Mason argues that readers need to understand why philosophical writing is constructed as it is, and to be aware of the rhetorical devices by which authors seek to persuade them if they are to engage fully with these texts. This book is intended for a broad audience of specialists and students alike. Professional scholars will appreciate Mason's astute discussion of current trends within analytic philosophy, while students will benefit greatly from his comprehensive understanding of the social context in which philosophical discourse is produced, its various and competing schools of thought, and the theoretical concepts that inform more

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  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 149.4 x 233.2 x 17.3mm | 418.02g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739100718
  • 9780739100714

About Jeffrey A. Mason

Jeffrey A. Mason is an American philosopher who has lived many years in the United Kingdom and taught philosophy at Middlesex University, London. He is the author of Philosophical Rhetoric (1989) and The Future of Thinking (with coauthor Peter Washington, 1992).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Philosophical Logic and the Impersonal Mode of Address Chapter 4 The Analytic Journal Chapter 5 Action Language Chapter 6 Metaphors and Antitheses Chapter 7 The Social World of Philosophical Writing Chapter 8 Gender in Philosophical Writing Chapter 9 Alternatives Chapter 10 Conclusions Chapter 11 Appendix Chapter 12 Endnotes Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Indexshow more