"We write to make sense of it all."
Image source: Wolfgang Glock. Public domain. Wikimedia Commons.
Philosophical writing differs from other writing. In a philosophy paper, one must make a reasoned defense of some claim.
Virtues of a good philosophy paper include:
- Claims must be defended, reasons must be offered;
- Modesty--should make a small point;
- Clarity, simplicity, straightforwardness;
- Logical organization.
Think of this LibGuide as a map: it will help you to determine the lay of the land, so to speak, offering guidance, tools, and resources to help you write your philosophy paper.
Sources: Bagnoli, Carla. Writing a Philosophy Paper. University of Wisconsin. ND. Pryor, Jim. Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper. New York University. 2006. Image source: Kbh3rd. CC BY-SA-2.0. Wikimedia Commons.
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