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Eric Dayton, Philosophy Faculty


Does writing essays in Philosophy have a long tradition?

Philosophy is an old subject and writing Philosophy essays goes back, I would say, pretty much to the Medieval universities where people gave lectures and then the students made their own copies of the lectures, by writing them down and then writing commentaries on the lectures. Even though that was...there was probably more memorization back then, it's's long-standing, anyway, over a thousand years, probably.