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Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide Paperback – 1 Jul 2004

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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (1 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780415341806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415341806
  • ASIN: 0415341809
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Just what is needed. It is written in an easy style that makes it eminently clear and accessible to its intended audience ... Drawing on my four decades of university teaching I don't think I could improve on the advice given.' - Michael Clark, University of Nottingham

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Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide is 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 of Philosophy: 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: READING philosophy - both skimming and in-depth analysis of historical and contemporary work, understanding the examples and terminology used LISTENING to philosophy - formal lectures and informal classroom teaching, preparation, picking up on arguments used, note taking DISCUSSING philosophy - arguing and exploring, asking questions, communicating in concise and understandable ways WRITING philosophy - planning and researching essays and other written 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 Guide is an indispensable guide for anyone getting to grips with their first philosophy course.

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