Topic #2: “#IAmSexist” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/opinion/men-sex… The above article deals with moral responsibility, particularly that related to sexism in America.
write an essay of at least 4 pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point font; your paper should be written in Standard English and done in MLA format.
A paragraph (most likely the second paragraph of your essay, following the introduction) that summarizes the article related to the topic you chose below; your summary should be written such that the reader of your essay has a general understanding of the article you are summarizing; give an overview of the main ideas (and argument if there is one). Read this helpful advice on how to correctly summarize a text. A discussion/explanation of a philosophical question that relates to the article you chose; you must explicitly discuss the philosophical question your essay is exploring; this means you should state what the question is, explain the significance of the question [i.e. why is this a question of concern in philosophy?], and perhaps explain various ways others have answered this question.
Research (incorporated through quotation, paraphrase, or both) from at least 2 scholarly/professional sources not including the article; all research must be cited according to MLA. When incorporating sources into your work, they must be present so as to serve your position/argument/discussion. In other words, they should not be there just to be there; they should be incorporated AS part of the discussion/argument, in a meaningful, substantial way. Because this is a philosophy paper, appropriate sources would likely be those written by other philosophers and directly related to philosophy. Your own response, including explanation and reasons, to the philosophical question/problem your paper addresses A conclusion Here is some VERY helpful advice on how to conclude your essay: https://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/ending… A MLA works cited page (the works cited page is NOT part of the fourpage length requirement)
NB: Many people make the mistake of trying to argue for one side or another in their essay. For example, if your essay is analyzing the question of whether humans have free will, your essay should NOT take a position on this question (this topic has been debated for thousands of years, and in its current form, unless you are a neuroscientist or physicist, you are most likely not qualified to tackle this question); rather, your essay should explain WHAT the debate is with regard to this question, what the various arguments are with regard to this question. Of course, feel free to share your view, but doing so is not the focus of your essay. An effective way to do this is not just ‘I support x’ or ‘I don’t support x’ but something along the lines of ‘the view presented by (whomever, John Stuart Mill, Kant, Hume, Peter Singer, Ayn Rand, whatever you have discussed already) is more reasonable/valid/convincing because blah blah blah.’ This IS a stance, but it shows a thorough, intellectual understanding of a position, an evaluation of an argument.