"Beautifully crafted, Philosophical Writing dispels the myth that the art of good writing cannot be taught. In a most engaging manner, Martinich details how students can incorporate the virtues of cogency, clarity, and directness into their writing. It is difficult to imagine any undergraduate who will not benefit from reading this exemplary book." Professor Mark Bernstein, University of Texas at San Antonio
This new edition includes three new sections on Contraries and Contradictions, Distinctions, and Definitions, as well as a glossary of those terms peculiar to philosophical prose (such as "obtain" and "straw man"). The second edition 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 a professor.
The quality and condition was excellent, as was the delivery time. I held back from the max because I was slightly disappointed with the content. Read morePublished 14 months ago by B. H. Morgan
Have read clearer definitions of the different types of argument, with clear illustrating examples, elsewhere but, apart from that, this is an acceptable book.Published on 30 July 2010 by WF