From the Publisher
Geared toward first-time philosophy students, this is a book that teaches students how to write philosophical essays.
Begins with helpful hints on how to read philosophy (chapter 2).
Chapters 3 through 7 guide students through several different types of essays, beginning with the simplest summaries, and progressing through essays that require the application of theories to new situations, the analysis and evaluation of arguments used, and finally, the synthesis of several theories or arguments.
A full chapter (chapter 8) on research papers.
A full chapter (chapter 9) on suggestions for how to get started, as well as a discussion of the mechanics of the essay.
About the Author
Anne M. Edwards has taught philosophy at Angelo State University, Austin Peay State University, Mesa Community College, Cameron University, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and the University of Oklahoma. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. The author of Educational Theory as Political Theory, she has also published a number of articles and book reviews. Her special interests are medical, educational, and legal ethics, as well as social and political theory.