Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2004-08-25
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Philosophy: The Essential Study Guideis a compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy, aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance. Nigel Warburton, bestselling author ofPhilosophy: The Basics, clarifies what is expected of students and offers strategies and guidance to help them make effective use of their study time and improve their marks. The four main skills covered by the book are: READINGphilosophy - both skimming and in-depth analysis of historical and contemporary work, understanding the examples and terminology used LISTENINGto philosophy - formal lectures and informal classroom teaching, preparation, picking up on arguments used, note taking DISCUSSINGphilosophy - arguing and exploring, asking questions, communicating in concise and understandable ways WRITINGphilosophy - planning and researching essays and otherwritten tasks, thinking up original examples, avoiding plagiarism Written in Nigel Warburton's customary student-friendly style and filled with sound advice and top tips,Philosophy: The Essential Study Guideis an indispensable guide for anyone getting to grips with their first philosophy course.

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