UCR: Department of Creative Writing
While some teachers consider and argument papers to be basically the same thing, it’s usually safe to assume that an argument paper presents a stronger claim—possibly to a more resistant audience.
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For example: while a persuasive paper might claim that cities need to adopt recycling programs, an argument paper on the same topic might be addressed to a particular town. The argument paper would go further, suggesting specific ways that a recycling program should be adopted and utilized in that particular area.
One potential response to Zagzebski’s argument, and the failureof the Gettier project more generally, would be to conclude thatknowledge is unanalyzable. Although it would represent a significantdeparture from much analytic epistemology of the late twentiethcentury, it is not clear that this is ultimately a particularlyradical suggestion. Few concepts of interest have proved susceptibleto traditional analysis (Fodor 1998). One prominent approach toknowledge in this vein is discussed in below.