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I am writing critical analysis essay on philosophical paper. It is an undergraduate 1000 word task.
I have a sentence:

(contents of philosophical paper) contradicts with what idea 1, idea 2, and idea3.  
In this essay, (contents of philosophical paper) are analysed based on **those** ideas.

Is this a legal move to make in English essay writing? If not, is there any possible alternative phrases/words I can use?

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    It's exceedingly difficult to tell what you're talking about. Are those your words or words from the assignment? – Hot Licks Apr 14 '15 at 2:07
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    What is "philosophical paper"? Is it like construction paper? – Robusto Apr 14 '15 at 2:31
  • @Robusto contents of philosophical paper is what I am doing critical analysis on. It is a proof of an external world. – Tom Apr 14 '15 at 2:37
  • @HotLicks This is extraction from the introduction of my essay. Because turn it in (the plagiarism detecting software) may detects it as a plagiarism, I changed some words. – Tom Apr 14 '15 at 2:39
  • contradicts does not take with....yes, those ideas, since you have already named them. – Lambie Jan 31 at 16:24
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I think I understand OP's question: he wants help with deciding between "those" and "these."

At Google Books (not vanilla Google), the initial search core

"analyzed based on these ideas"

is found to be too long to generate a significant number of hits, thus we shorten it to:

"analyzed based on these" About 3,720 results

"analyzed based on those" About 144 results

Thus we can conclude that the English-language speakers prefer "these," and this is normal to me, as the eventual choices (the three ideas, in this case) are usually brought to be close to the place of the "surgery":-), the analysis.

  • The three ideas are indeed mentioned quite near "those" (or "these") in the question, but I suspect that "idea 1" and its brethren were intended to be placeholders for something longer, like descriptions of actual ideas. If so, then idea 1 might end up quite far from "those" or "these" in the actual paper. – Andreas Blass Sep 23 '15 at 16:42
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  • What word in French means sketch?? – Lambie Jan 31 at 16:25
  • This is not relevant, and it doesn't even begin to answer the question. – Rosie F Jan 31 at 16:31

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