In 2013, I was lucky enough to be asked by Prof. Luc Bovens, then the Head of Department for Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at LSE, to create a new course for all philosophy undergraduates which would immerse them in the skills, language and principles of philosophy, and train them in philosophical writing. That course became PAW: Philosophy and Argumentative Writing. To support the course, I launched WritePhilosophy.com, an online resource for students and teachers of philosophy replete with guides, articles, reference works and quizzes. Over the five years that I ran PAW for the Philosophy department, alongside my colleague Rosa Runhardt, we developed the site into a valuable hub for students, which they could access long after their course with us was over.
Today, I am pleased to launch an all-new version of the site, with completely rewritten articles which go well beyond the scope of the original guide. This site is hosted as a section of cjblunt.com, but will still be accessible directly from the URL WritePhilosophy.com. The guide, articles, and a new series of interactive philosophy quizzes will all appear on this site, date-stamped 17th September 2014, the launch date of the original WritePhilosophy.com site, to keep them handily grouped together, and can be found as a bundle by clicking the ‘WritePhilosophy Guide‘ category on the right-hand side or bottom of any page on this website. For those who are currently using WritePhilosophy as part of courses for students, I must apologise that bookmarks and links will need to be updated. Any WritePhilosophy.com link will now redirect straight to the main page. You should be able to find all of the content you have used before, in new and often expanded form, there – but do reach out if you find anything missing.
My thanks to all of the people who have got in touch over the past seven years to make suggestions, request new articles, and ask about setting the material for students. It has been so gratifying to hear the stories of how the site has helped students and teachers around the world, and to see something that started as an LSE-specific resource spread around the world. There are many more new articles to come, but if you do have suggestions, requests or comments, I would love to hear from you.