Tackling the Philosophy Essay
A Guide to Writing Philosophy
The following guide to writing a philosophy essay is intended to highlight key features of a good essay, common pitfalls and problem areas, and strategies for formulating analysing typical philosophical essay questions. Importantly, the guide is heavily stocked with annotated examples which help to demonstrate what works well, and what does not. It was developed by myself and three other authors (Claire Benn, Christina Cameron, and Shyane Siriwardena) while we were graduate students, and were looking for ways to help our students with essay writing.
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