This book is a solid introduction to the tools of the debate. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. It contains a witty précis and analysis, elegantly and accurately written, of a total of 87 philosophical concepts and methods. It should be ofgreat use as a quick and accurate reference guide to the skill ofphilosophy, especially for beginners, but also for instructors. This is quite valuable because they are usually employed in the literature with the implicit assumption that readers will already know their meanings and implications. Each of its 87 entries explains how to use an important concept or argumentative technique accurately and effectively.
Very interesting, but one occasionally wonders if the authors didn't try to squeeze a bit too much into it. A very useful, but not exhaustive, compilation of important distinctions and critical thinking tools that we need to know about in order to do philosophy. There were many sections that were great refreshers, but also many things that I had either never been taught or had forgotten over the last couple years. And this, I think, is the book's best use. Brittiläisen filosofin Julian Bagginin ja hänen amerikkalaisen kollegansa Peter S. Its authors are both competent philosophers, and the book visibly reflects their deep sympathy to the discipline and their appreciation of its unique character. About this Item: Wiley-Blackwell, 2003.
Sources are well chosen and indicated stepby step. This book will help one to get going to dophilosophy, but more advanced students might find this text helpfultoo. أفضل الفصول واكثرها تشويقا هي الفصل الرابع الخاص بتمييز المفاهيم وهو يوضح عده مفاهيم فلسفيه عن طريق التقابل. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Beginning with the basics of argumentation, the book moves on to deal with tools for assessment and criticism, as well as the limits of argumentation and some of the radical critiques of standard philosophical methodology. The second edition of this popular compendium provides the necessary intellectual equipment to engage with and participate in effective philosophical argument, reading, and reflection Features significantly revised, updated and expanded entries, and an entirely new section drawn from methods in the history of philosophy This edition has a broad, pluralistic approach--appealing to readers in both continental philosophy and the history of philosophy, as well as analytic philosophy Explains difficult concepts in an easily accessible manner, and addresses the use and application of these concepts Proven useful to philosophy students at both beginning and advanced levels Keywords Categories.
Todennäköisesti hän on joutunut kirjan tiiviin esitystavan vuoksi miettimään useimmissakin kohdissa pariinkin kertaan, miten jokin käsite tai esimerkki kannattaisi parhaiten suomentaa. Sources are well chosen and indicated stepby step. Of course, this is understandable given the nature of the text. A great primer for critical and creative thinking to understand and use rhetoric in daily decision making. The author has done a great job to lay out many arguments in comprehensive manner and gives readers a board pictures of many philosophic principles. Reading this one off-and-on through December 2011. This book helped me a great deal and will become a handy resource in years to come.
Pidemmälle ehtinyt konkari voi käyttää sitä hyvänä hakuteoksena ja muistin virkistäjänä. Baggini and Fosl provide a witty and readable guide to the basic premises of a wide range of western philosophical schools. This book is well-organized and well-describes, in the limits imposed by its size, the methods and ideas that thinkers throughout history have used. This suggests that the extent to which the text can serve as an introductory text is perhaps limited - for some of these tools it might be necessary to already have spent some time grappling with them for these elegant and apposite analyses to be meaningful as summaries. It is also very well cross-referenced, providing an almost instantaneous ability to further investigate topics. I wish I had had access to this book as an undergraduate. It is unique in approach, and written in a pleasant and considerate tone.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in taking up philosophy as a hobby, and as a starter for those taking it up as a vocation. For those teaching a course on critical thinking I would recommend it as a fine second text to back up and expand upon a text that provides more in the way of basic exposition, as well as exercises. I wish I had had access to this book as an undergraduate. He was awarded his Ph. Niinpä Bagginia ja Foslia voi onnitella suuren tietomäärän esittämisestä selkeästi, nasevasti ja ns. This might well be true and if so shows that a further area for analysis is composite strategies built from combining a variety of different basic methods.
He has written on philosophy for the general reader in The Independent , Independent on Sunday and Times Educational Supplement. It is written in small articles and with a style that is quick and easy to read. I strongly recommend not only this book, but anything written by Baggini. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. For instance, his first example of a question-begging argument is an otherwise val True to its title, this book is basically an index of philosophical techniques.
It is, definitely, a recommended reading. Se ei edellä mainittujen oppaiden luonteen mukaisesti lupaa parantaa muistia, tehdä menestyväksi osakesijoittajaksi tai auttaa laihduttamaan syömällä enemmän. I know that I did. I would say this book is more like a reference for people who love thinking and it should be referred from time to time. It is an excellent introduction as well as a reference book.
The author doesn't go into much depth talking about the techniques, although he does give recommended readings for them. The book explains the basic tools and concepts of philosophy in nice digestible bites. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. It takesthe beginner through most of the core conceptual tools anddistinctions used by philosophers, explaining them simply and withabundant examples. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. He was awarded his Ph. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
While this might not be of use in a few years, it definitely is of use now. Some sections need work, but overall a well written and helpful guide in understanding philosophical tools and definitions. I wish I had had access to this book as an undergraduate. This book will help one to get going to dophilosophy, but more advanced students might find this text helpfultoo. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. All of us get involved in various kinds of argumentation.