This brief text is designed to assist students with no previous formal background in writing philosophy papers. Contents includes topic selection, outlines and drafts, proper and improper quotation, argument development and evaluation, principles of good writing, style and logic.
Preface. 1. Methods of Proceeding. 2. Rules of the Game. 3. Criteria for Grading. 4. General Principles of Good Writing. 5. Mistakes of Grammar. 6. Some Common Mistakes in Diction. 7. Stylistic Infelicities. 8. Logic and Language. 9. Basic Deductive Logic: Some Fragments. 10. Logic Without Necessity. 11. Varieties of Philosophy Papers.