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PHL 2413firstpapers-1 - PHL 241: Aesthetics First Paper...

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PHL 241: Aesthetics First Paper Guidelines and Topics Your first longer paper (as compared to a response paper) will be due on Thursday, February 12 (note that this is later than on the syllabus) at the beginning of class. Late papers will be graded down one notch (e.g. B+ to B) for each day they are late. Paper Guidelines: 1. First of all, these papers should be close readings of specific portions of texts rather than broad or speculative arguments based on entire texts or on texts we did not read in class. It's OK to speculate or interpret, but don't choose a question that cannot possibly be addressed in the limited space of these papers (5-7 pages). 2. Because these are close readings, I will expect you (just as for any academic paper) to support arguments or claims you make by quoting passages from the text. Don't assume any specific prior knowledge of the text in question, but write for an intelligent, educated reader. 3. There is no need to give background (i.e. biographical or broadly general) information about Plato (or any philosopher) unless it is directly relevant to your thesis, although you should clearly mention that the paper is about Plato’s Symposium in your introduction. 4.
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