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There are two benefits to thinking critically about taxonomy. One is that it's just easier to keep things straight. For example, the terms used in the physician-assisted death literature are confusing, so it's helpful to have a clear representation of the different options and how they compare. Second, as philosophers, we often stick with a categorization system out of tradition or habit. This can prevent us from considering different possibilities.


How to Write a Philosophy Paper by Shelly Kagan

Shelly Kagan is one of my favourite philosophers, and also one of my favourite philosophy writers. This guide gives the best advice I have found on writing good philosophy. Some of it is about the writing itself (e.g., “write in simple, jargon-free English”) and some is about the process of writing.