Here are the instructions for the “philosophy in the world” assignment, due Friday April 6 by 5pm. The following are the same document, in two different formats.
This is a long document, but that’s because there are three different options for this assignment. Just choose one of the three!
These documents have been updated March 21 to include the final set of grading criteria for option (C), which was missing on the original document because I was waiting to get all the information about option (C) first…and then I forgot to update the grading criteria on the document when I got the information. It is there now!
Do you want to read/watch/hear what other philosophers have said when trying to define philosophy, to help with the part of this assignment where you have to give your own definition of philosophy? It’s not easy, and there are multiple valid ways to do so. On the page for the first week of class there are some videos, podcasts, and more with philosophers talking about what they think philosophy is, if you want to look at those for some inspiration. Though, as with anything else, if you take an idea directly from someone else, including from one of these resources, you must cite it!
Sign up if you want to do Option C
Please sign up if you think you might want to do Option (C) on the document above, which is about participating in a student consultation on BC’s poverty reduction strategy.
Update as of Jan. 28: This consultation will be Wednesday, March 7, 1-3:30pm. See the instructions above for more information about it!
Please sign up by adding your name as a “comment” on this page, below. I will not publish the comment so it won’t show up on the site (I will be able to see it when I log in, though). I will contact you using the email address you have registered with UBC, in order to give you the details about when the session will be, so be sure that email address is correct!
If you want to include images, here is information on finding images that are either public domain or that are licensed to allow reuse/reposting.
Be sure not to post any images that you don’t show clearly are public domain or licensed for re-use. They will be removed.