Philosophical writing: prefacing as professing
McCormack, Rob (2008) Philosophical writing: prefacing as professing. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40 (7). pp. 832-855. ISSN 1469-5812Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ResPubID15000, philosophy, genre, prefacing, Cavell|
|Subjects:||Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > VU College
FOR Classification > 2203 Philosophy
SEO Classification > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
|Date Deposited:||07 Sep 2011 05:59|
|Last Modified:||21 Aug 2013 01:08|
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