it is not okay to clone children
Your formal papers give you a chance to develop your thoughts on the readings and lectures in more depth. Your goal is to articulate a particular philosophical theme that we’ve discussed. Tell us why it’s important, show how the author articulates this point in the text, and then say whether the point is right or wrong or somewhere in-between. You want your reader to 1) understand the nature of the philosophical argument, 2) see how the author articulates this argument, and 3) be persuaded as to the rightness or wrongness of the philosophical point under discussion.
Don’t worry about outside sources, but you are welcome to use them if you are making a specific point from a specific author. Generally, points about various philosophical theories (moral theories, metaphysical ideas, etc.) don’t need citations. Just use what we’ve talked about in the lectures and discussion posts. Obviously, if you directly quote the text, cite the page number, but otherwise don’t worry about citing the texts.
I don’t care specifically about MLA or whatever. Those are perfectly good formats, but whatever you do, I just want something consistent. If citing, you can use parentheticals or footnotes. Work on writing a persuasive paper. Think structure, structure, structure
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