Philosophy

Craig: For section one of your essay, give three reasons why Craig argues that we are all philosophers. Be sure to explain how and why Craig arrives at this conclusion for each of these three points. For section two of your essay, provide and explain two or three points regarding what you think about Craigs claim.

Essays must provide close readings of the text by explaining philosophical arguments, concepts, and ideas. Students are welcome to practice making original arguments and counterarguments in their essays. However, in no case should a proper reading and exposition of the text be sacrificed.

Essay Template Overview and DescriptionThe essay must have equally divided sections ( about 2 pages each).
Introduction: The purpose of the Introduction is to provide an overview for readers of the entire essay. That is, by the time a reader has completed the Introduction, they should be able to understand what the essay is about and why they should be convinced by the essay. Introductions to essays should accomplish three things. (1) Briefly describe the topic of the essay (students may opt to use anecdotes or make some interesting comments, among other things); (2) Provide the main idea or thesis (theses can be argumentative, explanatory, or descriptive); (3) Provide an overview of what will be accomplished in the two or three sections of the essay. Section One: In the first section, students provide a reading of the text, demonstrating their knowledge of the critical arguments and terms that the philosopher is using in their text.

Section Two: In the second section, students provide either an exposition of arguments and terms that they find interesting and/or provide an argument for a case the student wants to make in the essay.Conclusion: Students need to provide an ending or conclusion for the essay. Conclusions can come in many different forms. Some options include summarizing the main points of the essay, offering some lingering thoughts or questions from the discussion in the essay, or offering thoughts about areas for further research regarding the discussion in the essay. Conclusions can also combine some of these approaches.

Introduction (no more than of a page): Be sure to briefly describe your topic, include the thesis (forthe entire essay), and a layout (of the entire essay)Section One: Summary and Analysis of Reading (at least 2 pages): What did the author say and why? Section Two: Make this section your own!Options include Reflections, Exposition of Critical Termsand/or an Original Argument Conclusion (about of page; could be a little longer)

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