Curso doctorado Metodología Filosófica
Prof. Jaime Nubiola
Universidad de Navarra

Una buena introducción




1. Breve status questionis y enunciar el objetivo de este trabajo.

2. Conexión biográfica (por qué este interés subjetivo).

3. Metodología empleada y lógica interna.

4. Descripción de la articulación en capítulos y de la conclusión central alcanzada.

5. Agradecimientos.

Escribir la introducción todas las veces que haga falta hasta que nos aclaremos sobre el libro que queremos escribir a partir del proyecto de tesis y del índice.

"Write the introduction first. You may very well revise it drastically once the dissertation is completed, but in the beginning, work on the introduction eases you into the dissertation. If you are not sure about the content or organization of the chapters in the body of the text, writing the introduction will help you get them straight.

There is another reason for writing the introduction first. You may discover in the course of your survey reading that you do not have a dissertation project after all. It is good to find this out early. And if you have been thorough, you can turn the introductory chapter even of an aborted dissertation into a survey article. Before you begin work, you should study survey articles in such journals as American Philosophical Quarterly and cast your introductory chapter as much as possible into that form.

Work in the introductory chapter toward a final sentence that begins "Now I turn to..." or "Now I examine..." or "Now I argue..." Then bring each chapter to a conclusion that leads into the next chapter. This sequencing leads naturally to a final chapter in which the arguments in the body of the text are summed up in a conclusion that is the point of the dissertation" (Richard Watson, Writing Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1992, pp. 18-19).




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