Present to your audience Start remote presentation. Do you really want to delete this prezi? Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Comments 0 Please log in to add your comment. Transcript of Philosophy Essay: An Example Philosophy Essays: A good essay should lead you to understand such matters Formatting and the introduction This essay follows MLA formatting starting with the way in which the author's name and course information is presented.
The essay also provides a clear and informative title. The first paragraph serves as the the essay's introduction. Notice how it slowly leads the reader in to the subject of the paper, setting the author up to present his thesis on that subject matter. After the introduction the author turns to explaining the philosophical issue he is engaging: In particular, notice how the author works to introduce and explain key theoretical terms. See how attention is paid to the meanings of terms used. Here the author makes use of the ideas from an influential thinker to help explain the philosophical issue.
Recognize too the need to use quotation marks and properly reference from where the quote is taken. The author is now in a position to transition to the core argument he is critiquing. Observe how much background was given to get to this point and, going forward how much detail is provided in summarizing the argument the author targets for critique.
After completing a pointed summary of Nozick's argument, the author positions himself to begin developing his own argument: Since Nozick's original argument is an argument from analogy, the author sensibly examines the strength of that analogy.
As the author develops his argument, observe how he seeks to use an illustration to strengthen his idea. Once the author has his initial critical argument laid out, he now turns to considering an objection: The intent, of course, for considering an objection is not to deliberately weaken one's thesis but to strengthen it. The author, therefore, turns to responding to that objection, thereby strengthening his position. Note, however, this works only if the objection considered is a fair and representative objection one's opponent might really make.
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Try to state main ideas and be concise. Think of it as a short advertisement for your composition. Body Paragraph 1 Each body paragraph should be very unique from the other body paragraph s so that the details and examples fit clearly under a single heading.
Body Paragraph 3 Each body paragraph should be very unique from the other body paragraph s so that the details and examples fit clearly under a single heading.
Conclusion A concluding paragraph should not contain new information on your topic. Try and make your introduction interesting with sentences which: Set the Stage Introduce, more specifically, what you will be writing about.
This sentence may introduce a book or define an important term. Most importantly, it needs to link your first sentence to your thesis statement or third sentence. Thesis Statement Turn the question of the essay into a statement that clearly defines the main idea of your essay or paper. Some teachers will also like you to include an additional sentence that reviews the main ideas of each body paragraph.
Topic Sentence The first sentence of every body paragraph should be a topic sentence or a sentence that summarizes the main idea of the paragraph. Supporting Details Examples or Quotes Every detail presented should be supported with examples or quotes that are: Supporting Details Present details that support the main ideas of the paragraph.
Use transitional words when moving from one detail to the next e. Examples or Quotes Every detail presented should be supported with examples or quotes that are: Topic Sentence Start with one of the transitions listed in the parentheses and then restate your thesis or main idea of the paper As shown, All things considered, Summing up, As indicated, Overall, Clearly
A title: nothing fancy, no need to be cute, just a title A Sample Philosophy Paper annotated This contains all the required information. If your prof likes to grade anonymously, make sure not to include your name.
How to Write a Philosophy Paper Constructing a Thesis Statement a thesis statement is a sentence that asserts your position on a given issue i.e. .
Writing a philosophy paper The paper makes a modest and a small point, but it does so clearly and persuasively. What makes a good philosophy paper? Writing a Philosophy Essay At New College of Florida There is no need to feel intimidated- even when one is accustomed to writing philosophy papers, the concepts and ideas can be all-consuming all the same.
Philosophy Essays: An Example This Prezi will walk you through a short essay, illustrating many of the recommendations offered in the Philosophy Writing Guide. How to Write a Philosophy Paper. How to write a philosophy paper? What does a philosophy paper mean? What constitutes a solid paper on philosophy?