To the writer: I want you to write about Confucious which is highlighted in yellow and follow the following instructions:
In your own words, what does it mean to live a philosophical life? What are the benefits and consequences? Which account of the philosophical life do you find most compelling, Socrates (Apology, Crito), Plato (Book VII), Confucious (Doctrine of the Mean), or Aristotle (NE Book II)? What makes it political?
In order to receive full credit you must:
- Write between 300-500 words.
- Provide a clear argument.
- Edit for grammar.
- Utilize course materials. Do not rely on outside sources.
- Use proper citation format (APA is suggested).
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Responses are submitted through Turnitin, a very efficient software designed to detect even the slightest attempt to plagiarize.
One example of how to format your response:
To me, the philosophical life means _______, _______, and _________, (best to include at least three or four major points). The philosophical life I find most compelling is represented by _____. According to the course materials this philosopher argues ___________ which reflects his main ideas. For example, “I am quoting something very profound and know that it should be in quotations and the source should be in parentheses followed by the proper punctuation” (name, date, pg. #). The objective of this course is not just about philosophy but political philosophy, these arguments are political because of all of the evidence I am about to provide________.
While the philosopher I have chosen to be most compelling is #1 to me, the problems with his arguments are _____, ________, and ________. Perhaps one of the other philosophers such as __________ provided more compelling answers to these problems.
This is relevant to my everyday life becuase_________________.