Philosophical Skills and Habits of Mind

This document teaches you how to construct, reconstruct, and evaluate arguments. It also teaches you how to create thought experiments to provide support for conditional claims and counterexamples to criticize or refute such claims. Finally, it describes three habits of mind that are important for good philosophers, namely, intellectual courage, intellectual empathy, and intellectual humility.


Ethics Tools

The Golden Rule

The Ten Commandments Theory

Virtue Ethics

Kant's Universal Law Formula

Subjective Consequentialism



Jim Pryor's Guidelines on Reading Philosophy



Writing Basics

Ohio Northern University's' Writing Center

Purdue's Online Writing Lab

UW-Madison's Writing Handbook


Writing Philosophy

Jim Pryor's Guidelines on Writing Philoosphy

Michael Huemer's Guide to Writing Philosophy



Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister


Purdue's Online Writing Lab

Son of Citation Machine