Philosophical Reading and Writing MethodsDecember 21, 2019
The philosophical endeavor begins when one makes his / her ideas and thoughts open for himself / herself in any subject. With this clarification, it creates the consciousness of the problem, that is, it comprehends how reflection develops its thoughts.
Basic stages such as understanding, evaluating an idea, creating a philosophical content, creating or re-constructing and expressing a new idea can be considered as yapmak making philosophy.. The most effective way to make philosophy is to develop philosophical literacy skills.
Philosophical literacy; it requires sufficient knowledge of the basic terms and perspectives of philosophy. Being a reader of philosophy begins with understanding philosophical texts. First of all, the problems or problems in the text are examined, which concepts and terms are used, and the meanings they are used in the context of the text. Then the ideas, arguments, criticisms and transitions between them are determined. The basic meaning of the text is often reinterpreted and evaluated from the reader’s point of view. The way philosophical texts are read allows for plural reading. This means that it can be read and interpreted from different angles for each reader, even for the same reader. In this respect, philosophical literacy is also the first step of philosophical writing.
In order to engage in philosophical writing, it is not only necessary to read, but also to develop a personal view of what is read. During the writing of the philosophical text, it should be ensured that the expressions are consistent, original and systematic. In writing, man makes his knowledge and experience acquired in reading the text visible in a holistic way.
In this title, you will be asked to analyze the philosophical texts. In order to analyze a philosophical text, you will need to determine how the concept, philosophical problem, point of view and ideas in the text affect the solution of current problems.
- What is philosophical text, how to write?
- How to develop alternative views?
- What is a philosophical essay, how to write it?
Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and Giriş Introduction to Sociology ”Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Other Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM), MEB Philosophy Textbook, Open Education Textbook