The Writer Writing : Philosophic Acts in Literature
by Francis-Noel Thomas, Wayne C. Booth.
an age of authorless, contextless, deconstructed texts,
Francis-Nol Thomas argues that it is time to re-examine
a fundamental but neglected concept of literature: writing
is an action whose agent is an individual. Addressing both
general readers and scholars, Thomas offers two cases, Bernard
Shaw's Saint Joan and Marcel Proust's A la recherche
du temps perdu, read against the background of the authors'
large, eccentric, and surprisingly similar claims about
their texts as acts. He examines what happens when we take
these claims seriously enough to find out why the authors
made them in the first place and what bearing they have
on the texts themselves. In an age of authorless, contextless,
deconstructed texts, Francis-Nol Thomas argues that it is
time to re-examine a fundamental but neglected concept of
literature: writing is an action whose agent is an individual....
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Writing: An Introduction. by Aloysius
is the substantially updated and revised edition of A. P.
Martinich´s best-selling text, Philosophical Writing: An
Introduction . Its goal is to help those with little or
no experience in philosophy to write successfully. By improving
students´ ability to present their knowledge and thoughts
clearly, it helps them gain confidence in their essay-writing
skills. This new edition includes three new sections on
Contraries and Contradictories, Distinctions, and Definitions,
as well as a glossary of those terms peculiar to philosophical
prose (such as "obtain" and "straw man").
The second edition also retains the highly-acclaimed commentary
on features of an essay, showing the evolution from draft
stage to completion of a good paper, a crash course on logic
and a clear description of types of reasoning. It also discusses
the special problem of being a student-author writing for
by Zachary Seech
text covers the many kinds of writing assignments in philosophy
for which students are often ill-prepared. With this text
they will have the resources to learn necessary skills,
e.g., organization, documentation, how to write a thesis
defense or comparison and contrast paper.
manual comes in a short version and a long version. The two
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Martin Davies. This is an excellent list of things
to do and not to do when writing philosophy papers.
helpful guide by Richard Field.
guide for writing philosophy papers by Asst. Prof James Pryor,
Dept. of Philosophy at Harvard University. This guide
includes a guide
R. W. Hepburn. Much of the philosophy you are being
introduced to is argumentcases for and against philosophical
positions, theories, points of view. You are required, in
writing philosophy, to take part in that argumentnot
merely to recount the arguments you find in texts and hear
in lectures. Of course, you will use some of the arguments
you find there (with acknowledgement), but you must critically
examine themrejecting them or making them your own,
and giving your reasons. Your essay, then, has to be not a
piece of history of ideas, but a piece of reasoned, argued
explaining the use of philosophical terms, foreign expressions,
arguments, concepts, etc. for writing Philosophy papers.
By Asst. Prof James Pryor, Dept. of Philosophy at Harvard
Suber, Philosophy Department, Earlham College.
How to first give a presentation and then lead discussion
on the topics of your presentation for the rest of the hour.
by I Lee offers quick click to Search Engines, Search Tools,
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presentation, write footnotes, endnotes, parenthetical references
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of introductory bibliographies on some of the major philosophical
questions throughout history.