Critical Reasoning and Philosophy A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works

ISBN-10: 1442205229

ISBN-13: 9781442205222

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: M. Andrew Holowchak

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Introductory Concerns
What Is Philosophy?
Philosophy & Critical Reasoning
Reading Philosophy
General Form of a Philosophical Work
Four Helpful Steps
Evaluating Philosophy
Argument Recognition & Reconstruction
Elements of Argument Recognition
Standard Argument Form
Argument Evaluation
Setting the Logical Boundaries
Conditions of Acceptance & Rejection
Three Common Deductive Arguments
Common Inductive Arguments
Common Fallacies
Reconstruction through Diagramming
Fundamentals of Diagramming
10 Diagrammatical Tips
Writing Philosophy
Preliminaries for Philosophical Essays
13 General Tips for Writing
Tips of Avoidance
Common Mistakes
Writing Philosophical Essays
Preparing an Outline
Writing a Philosophical Thesis
Simple Critical Essay
Synthetic Critical Essay
Revising & Rewriting Philosophical Essays
Motivating a Rewrite
Suggestions for Revising and Rewriting Essays
Some Exercises for Diagramming
Teacher/Student Comment Sheet
Plan-for-Revision Sheet
Sources Cited
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