However, just make certain your thoughts are relevant to the topic, concepts, and arguments at hand.

NO OUTSIDE SOURCES. The additional materials that I put are the ONLY sources in this essay.
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<br />Response to essay questions
<br />a. Your responses should utilize concepts and/or arguments found in the assigned readings and
<br />lecture material. Make use of those ideas, concepts, or arguments that you find to be relevant to
<br />your discussion.
<br />b. You can also offer your own thoughts in response to the philosophical topic, but make certain
<br />your thoughts are materially relevant to the selected: topic/philosopher/assigned reading/ lecture
<br />material. But, just try to remember, philosophical thoughts or ideas are not personal feeling, or a
<br />personal state of being. In other words, avoid personal psycho-autobiographies. Such a line of
<br />thinking is simply not relevant to demonstrating a critical understanding of the concepts and/or
<br />arguments under consideration. It is important to keep in mind that philosophical insights
<br />presented in an essay should not morph into some sort of autobiography. Oftentimes, such
<br />anecdotes can be misleading and typically end up introducing ‘red herrings’.
<br />Guidelines/suggestions:
<br />? Summary :
<br />? Restate the philosopher’s argument in your own words.
<br />? Be careful to identify:
<br />o The central problem or issue the philosopher seeks to address
<br />o Key concepts or ideas essential to the philosopher’s argument
<br />o Steps in the philosopher’s argument
<br />? In addition to providing a summary, the paper should offer an explanation of the
<br />philosopher’s reasoning. So, the paper should add points you have crafted to illuminate
<br />the author’s intentions. Your responses should utilize concepts and/or arguments found in
<br />the assigned readings and lecture material. In other words, you can also offer your own
<br />thoughts in response to the question. However, just make certain your thoughts are
<br />relevant to the topic, concepts, and arguments at hand.
<br />? Make use of those ideas, concepts or arguments that you find to be relevant to your
<br />discussion.
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