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Description: Argumentative essay
Length: 1-2 pages, single spaced, approximately 650 words
Topics: Each week you will choose the most interesting philosophical idea from the reading/authors we have covered the week. You will take the idea and formulate a thesis statement and will argue for your thesis. Be sure to give positive reasons supporting your thesis. Also be sure to think about any opposing reasons.
You can use the reading questions to guide your topic selection (as they are all good philosophical topics)
Ex. 1: Topic: Socrates argues that philosophy is preparation for death.
Thesis: Socrates is correct that good philosophical thinking prepares us not to be afraid of death.
Ex. 2: Topic: Thales claims water is the arche of the universe.
Thesis: Water cannot be the arche of the universe and Thales was incorrect.
When using the reading materials as supporting evidence, be sure to cite the text in the body of your essay. If you should be using any other source, please be certain to document those as well
NB. Do not ever cite youtube videos (or anything else that is not a scholarly source… websites are not scholarly sources)