Assignment 1 for phil101 fall 2018.pdf

Assignment 1 for phil101 fall 2018.pdf - Take-home...

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Take-home assignment for Phil101 Instructor: Dr. Kraal Posted: Sept 28, 2018 Due date: Oct 10, 2018 (to be handed in at beginning of class, and by 9:50 am at latest) Task: In his Meditations Descartes holds that we have reason to raise the question whether our senses provide us with reliable information about reality, and then goes on to seek to demonstrate that our senses provide us with reliable information about reality. Your task is to 1) summarize his reasoning for the claim that we have reason to raise the question whether our senses provide us with reliable information about reality (maximum 1 page), 2) summarize his attempt to demonstrate that our senses provide us with reliable information about reality (maximum 1 page) 3) provide your own evaluation of whether you think his reasoning on both of the above points is persuasive or not (maximum 1 page), focusing on your specific reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with Descartes’ reason ing. Specific instructions: i) The assignment is to be 2-3 pages of text ii) Don’t print double sided (the empty space on the back of each paper sheet may be used for feedback) iii) Formatting: Times New Roman; font size 12; line space 1.5 iv) Consult the formatting outline attached to this assignment document. v) Late assignments will be penalized by a drop of 1 grade point per Calendar day, starting 10:00 am on Oct 10 vi) Missed assignments will receive 0 points vii) If you want to quote from Descart es, do it in the style “(Descartes, p. 3)” if you are using our edition, or “(Descartes, Part ?, paragraph ?)” (you’ll have to count what paragraph you are quoting from in the given section) if you are using the online wikisource edition.
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