Write a three to four page (750 -1000 words) essay. Pick an article from the list at Essay Resources on the course menu. Find a scholarly article that has been written by one of the philosophers being studied throughout this course. You may use the Internet to download articles.
If you cannot find an article that you want to write about, ask your instructor for permission to choose another topic.
Choosing a quote page is not acceptable. (A quote page is a list of quotes from a particular philosopher.)
Some of these articles are quite lengthy. You may read first approximately 700 to a 1000 words of your chosen article and write about the portion you read.
Summarize what you read and then write your own reflections. Consider the following: What have you learned in this class? Have your perspectives or ways of thinking changed or clarified? How do you feel about the article you read? How does it pertain to your life?
Be sure to cite your source.
Essay Resources and Topics
This list of resources is intended for use and guidance for the essay you will write in Lesson 2 of this class. See the lesson 2 folder for more directions on the essay assignment.
These names and articles listed are included for research purposes. Articles can be reviewed or downloaded from Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org) and other public domain sources. Articles not designated as from Wikipedia can be found at Gutenberg Project (http://www.gutenberg.org/), a source for e-books of historical and cultural significance.
Aquinas, Thomas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas
Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae)
Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars) From the Complete American Edition
Descartes, Rene http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descartes
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext93/dcart10.txt
Golden Sayings of Epictetus (main page) http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/e#a452
Selected Discourses of Epcitetus (main page) http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/e#a452
Heidegger, Martin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Heidegger
Hume, David http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hume
A Treatise of Human Nature
Lectures of (A Pluralistic Universe)
Kant, Immanuel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals (main page) http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/k#a1426
Kierkegaard, Soren http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soren_Kierkegaard
Locke, John http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke
An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 1 MDCXC, Based on the 2nd Edition, Books 1 and 2 http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/l#a2447
An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 2 MDCXC, Based on the 2nd Edition, Books 3 and 4 http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/l#a2447
Second Treatise of Government http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/l#a2447
Marcus Aurelius http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius’s The Meditations http://classics.mit.edu//Antoninus/meditations.mb.txt
Marx, Karl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
Mill, John Stuart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stuart_Mill
The Subjugation of Women (About on wikipedia)
The Contest in America http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/m#a1705
Nietzsche, Friedrich http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nietzsche
Plato: Biography, Works, Metaphysics’s, Epistemology, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato
Plato’s Seventh Letter http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/seventh_letter.1b.txt
Protagoras (Plato) Discussion of the work at Wikipedia
Sophist (Plato) Discussion of the work at Wikipedia
Theaetus (Plato) Discussion of the work at Wikipedia
Wittgenstein, Ludwig: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein
Additional information: http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Greek-Philosophy-Philosophers.htm