Monday, February 8, 2010

For Wednesday we will discuss design arguments, Stairs Ch. 2.
Writing assignment due:
- What are design arguments? Explain them.
- Are they sound/strong/compelling?

Some things were said today about writing. I suggest you take a look at this:

Philosophical writing is different from the writing you'll be asked to do in other courses. Most of the strategies described below will also serve you well when writing for other courses, but don't automatically assume that they all will. Nor should you assume that every writing guideline you've been given by other teachers is important when you're writing a philosophy paper. Some of those guidelines are routinely violated in good philosophical prose (e.g., see the guidelines on grammar, below).


The Elements of Style is also an excellent guide to better writing:

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