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For the Sake of Argument : How to Do Philosophy (Paperback) (Robert M. Martin)

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Academic philosophy can be puzzling to newcomers. The conventions, terms, and expectations entrenched among philosophers aren’t always clear from the outside. Why are philosophers so preoccupied with finding “the truth”—doesn’t everyone have their own philosophy? Is philosophy so deep and difficult that its literature has to be incomprehensible? What kinds of arguments can there be for a philosophical position? Where does the evidence come from? Why is there so much jargon—wouldn’t it be better to do away with it altogether? Best-selling author and retired philosophy professor Robert Martin answers these questions and many more, offering a practical guide to arguing and writing philosophically. Anecdotes, jokes, asides, digressions, oddments, and entertainments are included throughout, resulting in an informal introduction that doesn’t shy away from the nuts and bolts of philosophical argument.

Number of Pages: 148
Genre: Philosophy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Broadview Pr
Author: Robert M. Martin
Language: English
Street Date: November 23, 2016
TCIN: 51935223
UPC: 9781554813377
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-1934
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