Writing Philosophy Papers

ISBN-10: 0495506842
ISBN-13: 9780495506843
Edition: 5th 2009
Authors: Zachary Seech
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Book details

List price: $81.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Discover an all-in-one guide to writing with Seech's WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS, 5e. Written specifically for philosophy students, this unique book leads you through every aspect of writing philosophy papers and is an invaluable tool for any philosophy class that includes writing assignments. The book guides you through every step of creating and organizing a compelling philosophy essay--from the conception of a thesis and basic mechanics of writing through conducting effective research and accurately citing sources. You even learn tips for formulating an articulate, intelligent argument. Sample essays in the back of the book are provided for your reference. Specifics on the organization, style, and reasoning behind each primary type of philosophy papers prepare you to complete compare-and-contrast, research, and summary and explanatory papers. A new chapter on Internet research (Chapter 7) discusses source accountability and use of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. New discussions on plagiarism in a digital age and word processing today further equip you for success. WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS, 5e, serves as a valuable, ongoing reference for any current or future philosophy class.

Preface
Introduction
First Things First
Know the Assignment
Know the Criteria for Evaluation
Schedule Your Time
Types of Philosophy Papers
Philosophy Courses and Sample Paper Topics
What You Will Find in This Book
Thesis Defense Papers
Developing a Thesis
The Opening and Closing Paragraphs
The Body of the Paper
Arguing for the Thesis
Tone
Premises, Conclusions, and Transitions
Presenting Other Sides
Consistency
Special Kinds of Papers
Compare-and-Contrast Papers
Research Papers
Summary Papers and Explanatory Papers
Writing and Revising the Paper
Getting Started
Mapping and Outlining
Rough and Final Drafts
Plagiarism
Responding to Criticism
Writing Style
Word Processing Tools
Language
Precision of Expression
Overstatement
Vagueness
Definition
Grammar
Complete Sentences
Agreement between Parts of a Sentence
Case
Misplaced Sentence Parts
Missing Referents
Parallelism
Punctuation
Gender
Scholarly Terms and Abbreviations
Terms
Abbreviations
Spelling
Commonly Misspelled Words in Philosophy
Plurals of Philosophical Terms
Capitalization
Good Reasoning
An Introductory Example
Making a Strong Case for Your View
Counterexamples and Generalizations
Two Kinds of Misdirection
Fallacies
Two Special Kinds of Evidence
Testimonial Evidence
Analogical Evidence
Internet and Other Research Sources
The Internet
What You Can Find on the Internet
How to Find It
How to Evaluate It
Where to Find Books Online
Journals, Reference Works, and Libraries
Reference to Other Sources
Bibliography
Listing Books
Listing Articles in Periodicals
Listing Internet Sources
Documentation with Footnotes or Endnotes
Citing Books: First Reference
Citing Articles: First Reference
Citing the Internet
Second and Subsequent References to Books and Articles
Commentary Notes
Parenthetical Documentation
Other Systems of Documentation
A Special Consideration for Using Internet Sources
Editing Your Paper
Sample Paper with Documentation
Formal Patterns of Logic
Validity and Soundness
"If" Statements and Arguments
"All" Statements and Arguments
Universal Syllogism
Universal-to-Particular Syllogism
Bibliography
Index

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