The purpose of this essay is to develop your abilities to understand and analyze philosophical texts and arguments, to reflect on a range of views relevant to the topic, and to critically assess the reasons provided in support of these views. When explaining a position or argument, try to do so in your own words. Provide reasons in support of every argument/view/judgment you present. Do not use extended quotations and always explain/expand upon any quotations that you do use. Please keep to the word limit, ie 2000 words excluding footnotes.
In preparing for the essay, you should draw on the list of suggested readings provided. You may also use other material you find helpful. Lecture notes may be consulted but not reproduced in your essay. All citations must be fully referenced