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Final Paper First Draft due Tuesday, 6 December, 2010. Final Draft due Tuesday, 14 December, 2010. For your final paper, I would like you to write about Socrates’ Apology. We have noted in class that an apology is a speech one gives on one’s own behalf. Socrates’ apology is, therefore, an account of himself. Do you think his account is accurate? What distinguishes Socrates’ account of himself from the other narratives of the self that we’ve encountered in this course? Consider comparing and/or contrasting Socrates’’ self-understanding with Odysseus, Oedipus, Lear, and/or Alcibiades. You might also consider such themes as telling the truth about oneself, knowing oneself, caring for oneself, and transforming oneself. For this assignment, you are required to bring two printed copies of your paper to class. One will be submitted to me at the beginning of the class as the first draft of your final paper. The other will be read by another student as part of our last writing workshop, which will focus on all the elements of writing we’ve covered this semester. Your
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Unformatted text preview: classmates will read your paper for thesis, argument, rhetoric, and style and you will discuss revisions with them. Attendance and participation in this workshop is mandatory, as usual. The final draft of your paper must be submitted to me by e-mail--jmcquillan@oglethorpe.edu--no later than 12:00pm on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010. Final papers should be 5-6 pages in length. Papers must be submitted according to standard formatting (one-inch margins, double-spaced, twelve-point Times New Roman font). Citations must refer to the editions and translations required by the syllabus, and should be noted parenthetically in the text. The use of sources other than the original text is strongly discouraged. Extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and late papers will be marked down 20% for every day after the due date. Socrates is the wisest man because he knows of his ignorance- he does not think that he knows something that he does not know (45)...
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