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ERIC Number: EJ818731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Philosophical Writing: Prefacing as Professing
McCormack, Rob
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v40 n7 p832-855 Dec 2008
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 represents 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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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