Teaching Philosophy 31 (2):151-159 (2008)

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Jesamine Harvey
University of East Anglia
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Philosophical clarity is not simply a matter of style; it affects the quality of the thinking and writing and so the level of intellectual rigor. Achieving maximum clarity requires both intellectual and perceptual skills. The intellectual grasp of what philosophical clarity involves motivates writing with greater clarity. The perceptual skill of seeing exactly what we have written enables such improvement to occur. This paper explains a technique used in graduate-level courses to move both sets of skills, which in turn typically changes the students’ approach to writing and moves their written presentation skills quite dramatically
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil200831217
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