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I personally like writing introductions that present the relevant views and arguments available as clearly as possible, then make clear the stance the author has on these debates. This could amount to introducing a new line of argumentation, answering criticism, developing one's favorite view in new ways, or finding further uses for it. This way the author also makes an original contribution as opposed to simply summarizing the state of the art. How deep one can go into this will depend on the editors and the aims of the volume.

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