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: 11.04.2017 04:30
PHIL 1013: Exam 3 â€“ Metaphysics Short Paper Overview For this exam, youâ€™ll be asked to write a short paper focusing on applying epistemic virtue to an metaphysical question. In other words, youâ€™ll be asked to ask the question â€œWhat is the epistemically responsible attitude to have about ___?â€, where you fill in the blank with a metaphysical concept. You have three options for your paper topics: (a) whether Pluto is a planet, (b) whether numbers are real, or (c) whether gender is real. Youâ€™ll have to decide whether you think the right approach to take is realism, anti-realism, or skepticism, and then apply it to the topic you choose. Most importantly, you need to justify your choice: the focus is not simply what you think, but why it makes sense to think it. Part of your justification should appeal to an epistemic virtue or vice. In more detail, your paper should address the following points: 1) Explain the realist, anti-realist, and skeptical approaches to ontological questions. 2) Explain the debate over the existence of one of the following (Just one!): a. Whether Pluto counts as a planet or as something else b. Whether numbers really exist c. Whether gender really exists 3) Apply one of the approaches from (1) to the debate you described in (2) 4) Explain why your application in (3) is a reasonable position to take. At least part of your explanation should refer to an epistemic virtue that your position exhibits, or an epistemic vice that it avoids. Instructions Each short paper should be roughly 800-1000 words (about 3-4 pages). 12 pt. font, double-spaced. Upload your paper to Canvas under the ASSIGNMENTS tab, under the â€˜Exam 3â€™ assignment, by midnight on 4.10.17. Use a .dox or .pdf format: Canvas doesnâ€™t always play well with .odt, .rtf., or .pages files (you can email me the doc if you have problems, but donâ€™t use this as an excuse to turn the paper in late). You donâ€™t need to use outside sources for this paper. But you might need use the relevant material weâ€™ve read in class (e.g. Thomasson on ontology or Chakraravartty on philosophy of science). I donâ€™t care which citation format you use for these, so long as itâ€™s accurate. If youâ€™re not sure, a simple in-text (Author, xx) format will suffice. The paper is short, so no need for a bibliography. Rubric Each response paper is worth 15 pts, which equals 15% of your final grade. We will grade your papers according to the following rubric: 3 pt: Gives reasonably full explanation of realism vs. anti-realism vs. skepticism 3 pt: Gives reasonably full explanation of debate over whether X exists 3 pt: Gives reasonably justified defense of your position in debate 3 pt: Accurately applies epistemic virtue/vice to debate 3 pt: Paper is clearly written, properly formatted, and properly documented.
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