How to Make a Philosophical Dissertation

In this document we will briefly explain the way to conduct a philosophical dissertation. The dissertation is the written or discourse that discourse, understanding to speak as the action of exposing a proper and reasoned opinion on a specific topic

It is important to understand what a dissertation is and what is not. We have said that it is the exposition of an own opinion reason why we must define what is an opinion. Expressing an opinion, in the context of the dissertation, is radically different from expressing a view, the opinion is not founded and does not claim any objectivity, is not supported by an argument, is simply an expression of a subjective feeling or idea. For example, the phrase “I like your green suit, it’s very beautiful” is an opinion and not an opinion, at least in the context of a dissertation, since it lacks and does not seek to be founded; Opinions are also “I think Plato is right” or “this idea of Nietzsche is very real” because if these sentences do not go beyond expressing a baseless judgment they are not constructing any opinion.

In the definition of the speaker, we said that it was a proper and well-founded opinion on a specific topic. That the opinion is proper is important, if we limit ourselves to exposing the judgment. It is important that the rationale is not too pedantic, that is, do not cite dozens of sources just to quote without almost coming to mind, that greatly weighs the intelligibility of the dissertation and ends up looking like you’re not expressing your own opinion but a pastiche of opinions of others.

The foundation of the opinion is relevant but not as much as the argumentation; this is the most important element in the dissertation. To argue is to give the reasons why you have this or that opinion on the subject on which you speak. The rules of the argumentation are explicit in many manuals and notes, but, not to go into much depth, customessaymeister can say that the rules of argumentation are rules naturally known by all as rational beings: draw conclusions, draw parallels, etc.

When you should speak about a given topic, you can basically have two points of view: one critical of the enunciated topic and another favorable. It is usual that instead of extreme positions you have intermediate opinions, the intermediate positions allow a greater qualification in the dissertation.

Of vital importance is that although you analyze the pros and cons do not contradict yourself and be clear about your opinion on the subject. If you start a dissertation thinking “A is good” and end up holding that “A is bad” your dissertation is contradicted, there is no greater error in an argument than a contradiction. We have talked about the parts of a dissertation but you have to keep in mind that when making the construction it is more dynamic and the reasoning and argumentation are mixed quite frequently. It is correct that this is so that the text you compose is dynamic and reaches the reader.

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