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Religious Language, Wittgenstein, and Language Games in the A-Level Syllabi

I’ve had loads of conversations with A-level students and their teachers about religious studies and philosophy, and one of the topics that always makes them turn pale is religious language, and specifically the stuff on Wittgenstein and language games. This is unsurprising when the resources linked to in the OCR A-level specification are Wittgenstein’s PhilosophicalContinue reading “Religious Language, Wittgenstein, and Language Games in the A-Level Syllabi”

Dealing with the blank page: how to write philosophy (and probably other stuff) when you really don’t feel like it

I was going to start by saying that everybody gets this. Actually though, some people don’t seem to get this. I know a small number of people come to writing with a beautifully worked-out idea, calmly open a blank Word document, and just write. As the well-turned prose flows from their fingers, they smile calmlyContinue reading “Dealing with the blank page: how to write philosophy (and probably other stuff) when you really don’t feel like it”

Still mystified after essay feedback? Try an essay health check.

Are you wondering how you can improve your grades in philosophy essays? Sometimes it’s hard to understand why you keep getting the marks that you do, or why you always fall just short of a grade boundary. Perhaps you understand why you got the feedback you did on a particular essay, but you need helpContinue reading “Still mystified after essay feedback? Try an essay health check.”

Why philosophical writing needs philosophical proofreading and copy editing.

It has been a while since my last update here at Flourishing Philosophy. I have had a steady stream of tutoring, proofreading, and other philosophical work. I have also just started my training as a counsellor. This is a new and exciting thing, with a lot of connections to my philosophical work, and I willContinue reading “Why philosophical writing needs philosophical proofreading and copy editing.”

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