Monday, April 1, 15.00-16-00

Title: Lessons from the Writing Seminar at TFI

Speakers: Sara Packalén and Mattias Högström


Abstract: The Writing Seminar that has been given at TFI since 2015. The seminar has focused on how to write (and read) philosophical texts and on what distinguishes philosophical texts from other academic and non-academic texts. We have given students strategies and tools for constructing their own thought examples and counter examples, understanding how to use definitions, for structuring argumentative texts, etc.  Every seminar has included exercises. We summarize the most important lessons from the seminar so far, and discuss how it can be improved in the future.