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Philosophical Writing: An Introduction

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A. P. Martinich 's best-selling text, Philosophical Writing: An Introduction, aims to help those with minimal experience in philosophy to think and write successfully. It helps students gain confidence in their essay-writing skills by improving their ability to present their knowledge and thoughts clearly. This updated edition includes new examples of the structures of a p ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 202 pages
Published July 15th 2005 by Blackwell Publishers (first published February 10th 1997)
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مثلِ فیلسوف نوشتن: آموزشِ نگارشِ مقالهی فلسفی / ای. پی. مارتینیک / تهران: هرمس 1393
فلسفه – نویسندگی
صحیح، روشن و دقیق بنویسید.
انتخابِ ساختار برای یک مقالهی فلسفی میتواند کارِ بسیار دشواری باشد، بهخصوص نزدِ نویسندگانِ کمتجربه. [7]
نحوهی نوشتنِ یک مقالهی موجز و دقیق قواعدی دارد و آموختنی است. [8]
گاهی تلاشهای فلسفی برای شرحِ سخنی نو که به درستی پرده از رازِ واقعیات بردارد، منجر به خلقِ دستورِ زبانهایی عجیب میشود.
فیلسوفها به ترکیبِ کلماتی ناسازگار و متعلق به حوزههای متفاوت گرایش دارند. «تامس هابز
Sep 11, 2011 Danny rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. A great help on learning how to write philosophically, which entails concepts such as clarity, precision, rigor, and cogency. I thought the 5 point outline was helpful concerning how to write a philosophical argument:

1. State the proposition to prove
2. Give the argument that proves the proposition
3. Show that the argument is valid
4. Show that the argument is sound
5. Conclusion

The extended outline is incredibly helpful in that it really fleshes out these 5 headings.
Mar 09, 2015 Diego rated it liked it
To be perfectly honest, I skimmed most of this book. It's more geared at analytical philosophers. I keep wanting a reference/companion/style guide to the more open-ended writing style in "continental" (and beyond) philosophy, but haven't found it yet.
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Feb 14, 2014 Azeem Malik rated it it was amazing
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Succinct, well written, and easy to read. I cannot ask for a better introduction to philosophical writing.

Credits: undergraduate student of Philosophy
John  Shinn
Jun 13, 2012 John Shinn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far I'm really enjoying it. I can't say whether or not its a fantastic introduction to the subject in comparison to other texts but I'm finding it pretty informative.
Oct 06, 2009 Aziz rated it liked it
A must for any student of philosophy.
Apr 25, 2015 Rose rated it really liked it
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Really useful so far!
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Good resource.
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A. P. Martinich is an analytic philosopher at the University of Texas at Austin. His area of interest is the nature and practice of interpretation; history of modern philosophy; the philosophy of language and religion and the history of political thought. He is considered a foremost authority on Thomas Hobbes.
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