REQUIREMENTS: 1. Essays should demonstrate that at least 5 sources (including primary and secondary sources) have been consulted and incorporated into the essay. Do not list sources in your bibliography that you do not cite in the body of your essay.
2. Essays must be either ‘thesis defence’ essays—they must declare a thesis and offer a reasonable justification in support of the thesis, or critical evaluation essays – they must reconstruct an argument and offer a critical evaluation/interpretation of the argument.
3. Essays should offer a clear analysis of arguments in the debate between philosophers of the early modern (drawn from the primary sources) and evaluation of those arguments, informed by scholarly criticism (secondary sources) that makes use of both textual and conceptual arguments.
4. Essays must exhibit a high standard of referencing used consistently (e.g. APA), and include page numbers for any attributions of ideas and/or quotes.
5. Essays must comply with academic misconduct and integrity policies. It is mandatory for all students to complete two academic and misconduct integrity modules to receive a grade in courses (including PHIL2013) in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. If you have not completed these modules. the Essay topic is : Critically evaluate the extent to which Descartes and/or Spinoza are Stoics in their approach to ethics, action and the passions. i will provide the reference list to help out.