- PHL 375: Well-Being (University of Toronto, Summer 2017)
- PHL 382: Death & Dying (University of Toronto, Summer 2016)
- PHL C06: The Good (University of Toronto Scarborough, Summer 2016)
- PHL C05: Ethical Theory (University of Toronto Scarborough, Fall 2015)
- PHL 382: Death & Dying (University of Toronto, Summer 2015)
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.
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.