Choose either one of the philosophers we discuss in class (Plato, Descartes, Hume, Nietzsche or Freud) and write a response paper to their respective text. Go along as we read the text, write a brief summary of the main arguments, and comment on those as detailed as possible. These comments may include critical evaluations, explanations why you like/dislike this text (or parts thereof), attempts to relate it to our time and your own experience, associations with other texts you have read or films you have seen, etc.
This paper should be at least four pages long, typed, double-spaced, and in the appropriate academic format (name, title, correct quotation). Deadlines: for Plato 2/22; for Descartes 3/20; for Hume 4/17; for Nietzsche 5/3. Papers received after the deadline will not be accepted! No paper on Freud!
3) A FINAL EXAM (5/10)
This exam will involve definitions, brief essay questions and one essay. It will cover material from the entire semester.