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The Resource The philosopher's toolkit : a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods, Peter S. Fosl and Julian Baggini

The philosopher's toolkit : a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods, Peter S. Fosl and Julian Baggini

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The philosopher's toolkit : a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods
Title
The philosopher's toolkit
Title remainder
a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods
Statement of responsibility
Peter S. Fosl and Julian Baggini
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Philosophy can be an extremely technical and complex affair, one whose terminology and procedures are often intimidating to the beginner and demanding even for the professional. Like that of surgery, the art of philosophy requires mastering a body of knowledge as well as acquiring precision and skill with a set of instruments or tools. The Philosopher's Toolkit may be thought of as a collection of just such tools. Unlike those of a surgeon or a master woodworker, however, the instruments presented by this text are conceptual - tools that can be used to enter, analyse, criticise, and evaluate philosophical concepts, arguments, visions, and theories. The Toolkit can be used in a variety of ways. It can be read cover to cover by those looking for instruction on the essentials of philosophical reflection. Or it can be used as a course book on basic philosophical method or critical thinking. It can also be used as a reference book to which general readers and more advanced philosophers can turn in order to find quick and clear accounts of the key concepts and methods of philosophy. The book is assembled so that there is a natural, logical order from start to finish, but one can also start wherever one likes, just as one might play any song on a record album first. The aim of the book, in other words, is to act as a conceptual toolbox from which all those from neophytes to master artisans can draw instruments that would otherwise be distributed over a diverse set of texts and require long periods of study to acquire"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fosl, Peter S
Dewey number
101
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.F675 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baggini, Julian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reasoning
  • Methodology
  • Methodology
  • Reasoning
Label
The philosopher's toolkit : a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods, Peter S. Fosl and Julian Baggini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basic tools for arguments -- More advanced tools -- Tools for assessment -- Tools for conceptual distinctions -- Tools of historical schools and philosophers -- Tools for radical critique -- Tools at the limit
Control code
on1129397919
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xxii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781119103219
Lccn
2019053537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The philosopher's toolkit : a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods, Peter S. Fosl and Julian Baggini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basic tools for arguments -- More advanced tools -- Tools for assessment -- Tools for conceptual distinctions -- Tools of historical schools and philosophers -- Tools for radical critique -- Tools at the limit
Control code
on1129397919
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xxii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781119103219
Lccn
2019053537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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