A. The Book Report
B. The Polemic
There’s a philosophical problem X, in response to which philosopher A says that p, which is obvious rubbish. The truth, obviously, is q. The End.
“Do Descartes’s Arguments for Dualism Succeed?
(i) clear, accurate, and illuminating exposition of a question or puzzle or a position of some philosopher;
C. A promising structure
So that's it. Get to work; and good luck!
(There is more essay-writing advice here. But keep in mind that, as helpful as all this advice can be, there's a point at which what's needed is not more advice but more time and effort reading, writing, and doing philosophy!)
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