Presentation on theme: "Modern Philosophy PAPER. The Paper Reading: Descartes’ First Meditation Thesis: “The purpose of this paper is to summarize and critically evaluate."— Presentation transcript:
The Paper Reading: Descartes’ First Meditation Thesis: “The purpose of this paper is to summarize and critically evaluate Descartes’ skeptical arguments.” Issue: Do Descartes’ skeptical arguments justify the degree of doubt claimed?Label the 4 sections Introduction Summary Argument Conclusion
The Paper Turning in the Paper Drafts Printed Copy Final Version BlackBoard Grade Discussion Plagiarism Formatting
Writing the Introduction 5 points 125 words or less. Content Thesis Summary Statement Position Statement Argument Statement Minimal Background
Writing the Summary Descartes First Meditation 45 Points 350 words+ Objective: summarize the text Clearly Concisely Accurately In your own words.
Su mmary: Outline of Meditation 1 I First Part A. Start and Goal B. Method II Doubting the Senses A. Senses B. Dream Problem C. Painter Analogy D. Math-Skeptical Pause III God and the Demon A. God B. The Demon