Introduction; Part I: Reading Philosophy Assignments; Part II: Reading Philosophical Texts; 1. Reading Historical Texts; 2. Close Reading for Alternative Meanings; 3. Drawing Inferences; 4. Discovering Arguments; 5. Finding and Resolving Inconsistencies; Part III: Writing Philosophy - Content; 1. Brainstorming and Outlining; 2. Summarizing a Philosophical Argument; 3. Elaborating; 4. Responding Critically; 5. Arguing; 6. Introductions and Conclusions; Part IV: Writing Philosophy - Style; 1. Writing Clearly; 2. Using Quotations; 3. Common Errors; Index.
Stephen J. Finn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the United States Military Academy, West Point, USA.