Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Writing & Friday

Today we talked some about writing. Here are some good things to study and practice from:

Jim Pryor's "Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper"
www.jimpryor.net/teaching/guidelines/writing.html

Michael Huemer's "A Guide to Writing"
http://home.earthlink.net/~owl233/writing.htm

Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, especially part III
http://www.bartleby.com/141/

For fun: "Philosophy Paper Pet Peeves" from SUNY Fredonia
http://www.fredonia.edu/philosophy/Default.aspx?tabid=774



For Friday, re-read Sider ch. 3 on time.
Some notes are below.
There is a writing assignment due, which is to explain the arguments from the chapter and evaluate them as sound or unsound. Another way to approach the assignment is to explain what Sider's (personal) views seem to be and what the best objections to them are.

For Monday, you should read at least 2 out of 4 the online encylopedia articles on time. See below.

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