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Format: Your essay should be 4-5 pages long (1200-1500 words, no more or less without penalty). While graded online, papers should still be double-spaced with a 12-point font. You are responsible for keeping a digital copy of your paper. Late work without a documented excuse will be penalized at 1/3 of a letter grade for each day late (including weekend days).
Content: Please choose one of the following topics:
Do all of the following, in the format of a polished, persuasive essay. What is a belief? Give a clear, detailed definition. Make sure that you accurately describe each element involved. Clearly state the role beliefs are supposed to play in epistemology. Finally, describe realism about belief, and contrast it with eliminativism about belief. Which of these two positions do you think is more persuasive? Defend your choice with reasons.
Again, do all of the following, in the format of a polished, persuasive essay. What is truth? Based on our readings, give a clear, detailed definition (noting for example, possible differences between the concept and the property of truth). Accurately describe each element involved. Clearly state the role truth is supposed to play in epistemology. Finally, do you find Lewis’s arguments against correspondence theory of truth persuasive? Defend your answer with reasons.
Your essay will be graded according to four criteria with the following breakdown:
1. Writing and Clarity (25%): How organized is the essay? Is it clear and easy to follow? Does it contain many grammar issues and typos that make comprehension difficult?
2. Accuracy and Understanding (25%): Does the author define terms properly? Does the author properly attribute positions and views to the readings correctly? Does the author demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the material discussed?
3. Argument and Reasons (35%): Is there an argument? Are the author’s claims supported with independent reasons? Are the arguments good? Are the reasons plausible and compelling?
4. Originality and Creativity (15%): Does the author do more than repeat material from the readings or lectures? Are there original ideas and examples? Does the author demonstrate some original, indepent thought and reflection on the essay material?