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As we have mentioned, the main task in Philosophy essays is to make your own judgements about philosophical arguments you have read, to make your own evaluations. In your essays, you will be rewarded for efforts you make to express your own evaluations (see FAQ 1 in Lecturer's Advice).

In general, evaluative writing in Philosophy involves the following elements:

  1. summarising the argument(s) you are going to evaluate
  2. indicating what your position is in relation to this argument
  3. giving reasons for your position.
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