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Unformatted text preview: State all your arguments fully--never trust your reader to supply missing premises, no matter how obvious they may seem to you. Include a discussion of possible objections to your solution, and your replies to those objections. 3. Stick to the point . Make sure the reader can tell why and how every argument is relevant. 4. Give definitions or explanations of the important terms that you use. Your paper will be graded for the following qualities: 1. the accuracy of any interpretations of passages from the texts 2. the clarity of your exposition 3. the cogency and relevance of your arguments 4. how interesting your insights are 5. how deeply you dig into the problem As you will by now have gathered, philosophy is in part the art of quibbling and drawing distinctions: so be sure to quibble and draw some distinctions....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course PHIL 1100 taught by Professor Bennett during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '08