Alright — the knee-jerk reaction is the way of society, right now; Have you learned consider, to look deeper into things — to do some philosophy??
Consider this URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_philosophy (Links to an external site.)/ (Links to an external site.) – you see that uncertainties run deeper than racism, politics, religions, and inequality. What is yours — what issue is your passion?
DIG INTO something you really care about: sports, fashion, engineering, dogs, cooking… whatever you have a passion for — a show me in five or so pages that you can understand it with some philosophical depth when it comes to the ethics involved. Need at least five quotes from respected thinkers to back your ideas up, MLA heading, abstract, cites, works cited — the usual stuff.
❖ MLA HEADING –
o Your name
o My name
o Class: PHIL 2316
o Date: 13 November 2020 (Day Month Year) Worth 10 points
❖ WHERE IS YOUR ABSTRACT??? – Lets me know your approach. Frames your contentions for you, and me.
o Problem statement: What problem are you trying to solve?
o Motivation: Why do we care about the problem and the results?
o Approach: How did you go about solving or making progress on the problem
o Results: What’s the answer
o Conclusions: What are the implications of your answer? 10 point
❖ CITATIONS – All evidence must be MLA-format; example: (Smith 2) — After all info, agreeing with works cited; (But just two or maybe three is too little — too lean and weak.) 20 points
❖ SOURCES IN A MLA FORMAT, ALPHABETIZED – First thing I always do is look at sources – make sure that you do MLA format – see previous lesson: books and websites require different things, very specific things, otherwise illegal. 10 point
❖ REQUIREMENTS – looking for the particulars:
1) How much does our personal developmental history effect our moral behavior?;
2) How much should we do for our fellow man?. 20 points
❖ PERSUASION – When I read your paper I am looking for persuasion backed by reasoning and evidence – facts, quotes, anecdotes… arguments; see cluster papers and ML
WE DO NOT NEED SOME MUCH A SUMMARY OF THE GUIDING ESSAY PROMPT, ABDOUL — WE ALREADY HAVE THE SHORT ESSAY, “SHAME”.
NEVER LEAVE IT TO YOUR READER TO INTERPRET YOUR CLAIMS AND ARGUMENTS – BE CLEAR AND DIRECT.
AS ALWAYS, EXPLAIN HOW YOUR QUOTES/FACTS/DATA CONNECTS TO AND SUPPORTS YOUR CLAIMS. MOST IMPORTANT ARE THE CONNECTIONS: SEE MODULE ONE.
RESEARCH, FIND OUT, AND DEVELOP A CONSISTENT VIEW FROM YOUR RESEARCH.
HERE IS EXACTLY ON WHAT WE NEED TO WORK:
CLAIM(S) – YOUR MAIN IDEAS
o SUPPORT — FACTS/QUOTES
CONNECTIONS — HOW FACTS SUPPORT, TIE TOGETHER WITH CLAIM
AS ALWAYS, HOW MUCH CAN BE APPLIED TO GREGORY, THEN (OF COURSE) GENERALIZING THIS TO THE QUESTION ON THE QUANTITY OF AID ALL OF US SHOULD GIVE TO EACH OTHER.