Sunday, March 17, 2013

Modern European Philosophy: Second Paper Prompt & Topics

Remember that the essays are to be at least three typed pages, double spaced. The essays are due the class period after they are assigned, the date that they appear on the syllabus. You are welcome to email the papers to me at ericgerlach@gmail.com. You are also welcome to use your life experience or outside sources as evidence for your argument, but make sure to focus on your argument.  General themes we have covered that are good for papers include:

1) Idealist belief in reason vs Pessimist belief in will
2) Hegel’s social construct vs Kierkegaard & Nietzsche individual construct
3) Schopenhauer’s losing oneself vs Kierkegaard & Nietzsche’s choosing oneself