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Conversations of the West Prof. Baker Spring 2007 Paper #2 (6 pages) Due Friday, April 13 What follows are topics for your second paper. For each topic we have listed a series of tasks and questions, but remember that they are simply points of departure and you do not have to address every one of them. It is most important that you craft a thesis that will bring together all of the observations in your essay; this thesis should be succinctly stated somewhere near the beginning of the paper. Please make sure the paper is not simply a collection of observations (interesting though they may be) but rather a series of assertions that advances a central argument. This argument should build upon what you have learned in lecture or recitation but also go beyond those discussions; in other words, this is your opportunity to show us what you think about the material. You should not need to consult any secondary sources for this assignment. Keep the paper focused. The material we have studied is rich in interpretive possibilities, and you will find that there is plenty to say on even very specific topics. Support your argument with evidence from the books by citing relevant passages. You do
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor J baker during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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