Monday, December 15, 2008

Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper

Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper:
You'll usually begin by putting some thesis or argument on the table for consideration. Then you'll go on to do one or two of the following:

o Criticize that argument or thesis

o Offer counter-examples to the thesis

o Defend the argument or thesis against someone else's criticism

o Offer reasons to believe the thesis

o Give examples which help explain the thesis, or which help to make the thesis more plausible

o Argue that certain philosophers are committed to the thesis by their other views, though they do not come out and explicitly endorse the thesis

o Discuss what consequences the thesis would have, if it were true

o Revise the thesis in the light of some objection

Don't begin with a sentence like "Down through the ages, mankind has pondered the problem of..." There's no need to warm up to your topic. You should get right to the point, with the first sentence
"Intelligence and capability are not enough. There must be the joy of doing something beautiful." - Dr. G. Venkataswamy

The High-Res Society:
Startups seem to go more against the grain, socially. It's hard for them to flourish in societies that value hierarchy and stability, just as it was hard for industrialization to flourish in societies ruled by people who stole at will from the merchant class. But there were already a handful of countries past that stage when the Industrial Revolution happened. There do not seem to be that many ready this time.

1 comment:

Rahmi Lale said...

Kendime şu soruyu sordum: 'Felsefi bir makale yazacak malzemeye sahip olsam, nasıl yazacağımı anlatan bir yönergeye ihtiyacım olur muydu?'