Rosenberg Model for Research Papers

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Jorynn Villar SJSU Spring 2004 Phil 104 A SUMMARY OF THE ROSENBERG MODEL “Philosophical Essay: Critical Examination of a View” [In The Practice of Philosophy by Jay F. Rosenberg (1995), printed in The Eastern Paths to Philosophic Self-Enlightenment ,” ed. Chánh Công Phan (2002): 42-45)] 1. Explain what Professor Rosenberg means by “a philosophical essay.” Rosenberg describes a philosophical essay as neither a research paper nor a literary exercise in self-expression; it is “the reasoned defense of a thesis. 2. Explain what Professor Rosenberg means by a “thesis”. By “the reasoned defense of a thesis,” Rosenberg means “there must be some point or points to be established in the essay, and considerations must be offered in support of them in such a way that the considerations can be seen to support them.” 3. List “the primary demands of philosophical writing” as stated by Professor Rosenberg. Clarity of exposition Precision of statement Organization of ideas Logical rigor and consistency in the treatment of those ideas 4. Explain what Professor Rosenberg means by the “critical examination of a view”
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