WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS

WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS - WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS: A...

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WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS:  A FEW   NOTES I. Introduction:  Thesis statement II. First part:  your positive argument  --  what it  is you are trying to prove III. Second part:  Objections to your argument       (depending on the length of the paper (in   this case:  1-2) a.The strongest objections you can find     b.No “straw man” objections     IV. Third part:  Your responses to the       objections V. Conclusion (raise questions, note difficulties,  etc.  -- PLEASE DO NOT MERELY  RESTATE YOUR INTRODUCTION!!!!) Make your thesis statement as clear and precise  as possible:  Ask yourself if someone who is not  taking this class could understand what you are  trying to say.
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Read your paper out loud (either to yourself or to  someone else  --  your ears are very sensitive and  you might hear a problem that you might just  skip over when you read it)
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PHIL 146 taught by Professor Gotlib during the Spring '07 term at Binghamton University.

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