Coming Up With Unique Philosophy Research Paper Ideas
Writing a research paper can be incredibly exciting. It is your chance to shine and really show your teacher what you are made of. However, sometimes it can seem as if we are forever treading the same well-worn path as everyone else. That we are all part of some great big ideas production line, with everyone churning out the same papers in tandem. Of course, you want to come up with something unique. It is after all the only chance that you have of lifting yourself out of the mediocre bracket and into the extraordinary. So, if it is a top grade that you are chasing then here are my top tips on coming up unique philosophy research paper ideas.
Choose an unknown philosopher
Anyone can come up with a paper on Francis Bacon or Walter Benjamin. However, a trawl through Illuminati or Martinist traditions is bound to throw up some relatively unknown candidates for you to research and discover. Exploring the unknown is something that I would urge students to actively consider regardless of the nature of their paper. By selecting someone that is very rarely examined you will instantly pique the interest of your reader and bring them to life.
Take a broader look at the traditions
Rather than choosing to hone in on an individual, why not consider taking a more detailed look at the philosophy traditions. With so many to choose from including the Golden Dawn and Alchemist traditions you are bound to find something a little less ordinary than the rest of your peers.
What about contemporary philosophers?
Philosophy is often considered to be something of the past. However, I can assure you that it is very much alive and kicking. By focusing on the present rather than the past not only will you be bringing your research paper bang up to date but you will also be bringing something of significant value to the table.
What can the philosophers teach us?
Philosophy is considered in some circles to be something for people with too much time on their hands. It is also associated with the intelligentsia and upper-classes. What more can be done to make the subject more appealing across the spectrum and in particular, make kids from working-class backgrounds feel that it is relevant to them? What lessons can the philosophers teach us about our everyday lives?