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Philosophy 1030 Term Paper
General Instructions
Option 1: Choose a philosopher who interests you. Research that philosopher, detailing how they developed their ideas and the importance of those ideas to the progress of philosophy and human understanding. Keep in mind that you should be focusing on their philosophy, not simply their biography, although some basic details of their life not related to philosophy may be needed, especially when it involves experiences that influenced their thinking.

Option 2: Look at a specific Philosophical movement. Explain the ideas important to that movement (such as existentialism and positivism) and the influence they had. I am pretty flexible on what you can do with this one, so if you have an idea, don’t hesitate to ask!
For both options, you will use sources from the RSCC library and/or elsewhere to write this paper. All internet sources not found through the RSCC library must be approved in advance. They should be documented, MLA style, in-text and on a works cited page.
The typed body of your paper must be a minimum of 800 words long. It should be typed, 12 point, double spaced. A minimum of three sources must be used, only one of which may be a website unless I approve of more (granted you may use as many websites as you like, but only one will count toward your three sources).
____Works Cited
____Final Paper
____ Approved topic proposal (not required, but this protects you from writing a paper on a topic I cannot approve.
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