Philosophical writing : prefacing as professing

In Michael Peters (ed.), Educational Philosophy and Theory. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 832-855 (2009)
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If you do not wish to construe philosophical discourse as simply a discourse of cognition, a theoretical discourse; if you think it is also a practical, ethical discourse: how should you write? How should you frame the ethos, the authority of your discourse? This article re-presents an extended preface I wrote and rewrote obsessively over a period of nearly two years in an effort to forge a voice and mode of address adequate to my sense of philosophical discourse as a practical discourse, whilst also being accountable to the generic requirements of a PhD. As the textual record of this struggle, the value of this text must remain primarily in its capacity to evoke or provoke similar generic memories or ambitions in the reader
Keywords Cavell  philosophy  prefacing  genre
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DOI 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00377.x
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