In your final papers, you are required to give philosophical and critical responses to one or two of the texts that we have been reading throughout the quarter. As such, they are neither mere summaries of the text, nor a collection of subjective feelings. Instead, they are rigorous responses to a text based on your own thoughts and feelings, expressed in one of the following ways:
1. by relating an example, e.g. film, news article, literature, philosophical inquiry, etc., to the text. Here, you should be able to clarify the problem given in the text by using examples.
2. by raising questions and doubts about the text in relation to an example, e.g. film, news article, literature, philosophical inquiry, etc. You may question the claims given in the text as well. Here, you should be able to present the claim clearly and then raise critical questions by using an example.