How to Set Up a Philosophy Essay

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How to set up a Philosophy Essay/Exam Q.
Part A is ALWAYS 25 marks. Part B is ALWAYS 10 marks. Understanding the
difference between the two is easy if you just read through this.
Part A, is your introduction if you like. This is where you show off your knowledge
and NEVER make conclusions on the situation you are asked to explain. Like it says in
the question EXPLAIN. And NEVER discuss or conclude. If you like, this is where you
fight for the topic. You do NOT explain criticisms because this is analysing not
explaining ­ only if the criticisms help explain then this is when you must add in a few
criticisms. It should be portrayed as follows:
a). Explain Aquinas' Cosmological argument. [25]
Intro: (who is Aquinas, what is his cosmological argument (BRIEFLY), is it a
posterior or priori? This should be around 4-5 lines long but if your handwriting
is the same as an elephants like mine it will end up about 9 lines)
Para 1: (What is the Cosmological argument, in detail, so the 3 of the 5 ways,
what they are)
Para 2: (motion, explain, use examples)
Para 3: (causation, explain, use examples)
Para 4: (contingency, explain, use examples)
Para 5: (Copleston, keep it brief! No arguing!!!, elaborates on the 3rd way by
saying while in a radio debate around the topic ...)
Finale: (One eeny weeny tiny sentence to say ­ AND THIS CONCLUDES THE
AND YOUR ALL DONE! Obviously its hard to remember this right? Just remember
the key ingredients to your part A cake ­
Get your ingredients out ­ who they are, what it is. Ingredients are only a small list
­ not the recipe ­ so remember ­ keep it brief! You don't want any Betty Crockers
Specially Hand churned and intricately tested, bizarre and beautiful lump of creamy
delectable butter ­ NO WE JUST WANT BUTTER, EGGS, MILK AND FLOUR. If that

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We just want "Aquinas was a devote catholic who not only created
the ethics of Natural Law but the Philosophical argument for the existence of
God ­ The cosmological argument. The argument is A Posteriori, and simply
states that viewing the world around us we know that God exists. It is explained
in 3 of His 5 ways." WARNING ­ explain too much in the intro and you will run out of
stuff for the actual essay.
Add the ingredients to the bowl.…read more

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This is your opinion and so make a masquerade out
of it! Show off your knowledge! Show off your argument and show off the fact you
have some evidancing to back it all up!
It goes as follows:
b). To what extent were Russell's criticisms of the Cosmological argument successful. [10]
Intro: a few lines just to highlight what your arguing, what is your argument.…read more

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After all, we wouldn't be here to notice this apparent design if the
universe were not capable of supporting life at all, so even the slimmest of chances could still produce a
universe such as ours.
However, one could attempt to use an evolutionary criticism of Aquinas and Paley.…read more



Really easy to understand, and well explained.

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