exploring a question that many consider the most philosophical of all the philosophical questions

Philosophy &101/Spring 2019 Homework #4: 40 Points

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This final assignment is designed to give you the opportunity to DO some philosophy, exploring a question that many consider the most philosophical of all the philosophical questions.

You will receive full credit (40 points) for this assignment by taking it seriously and turning it in on

time. Late papers subject to a 5 point penalty.

1) Write a 750 (or fewer)-word essay in response to the question(s): “Does life have meaning? If so, what is it? If not, then how do we live in a meaningful way?” Try to make the essay personal,

drawing upon experiences and/or learning from your own life or the lives of those you know.

2) Share the story in some way—you could post it on your Facebook page or some other social media platform. Or just read the essay to some people you know. What questions or comments did the

essay inspire? How did you respond to them?

Outcome rubric for this assignment:

Component Advanced Developed Emerging

Essay Student takes the assignment seriously

and writes a thoughtful, intriguing

essay, that draws clearly upon

arguments and ideas we have explored

in class.

Student fulfills the requirements of the

assignment and writes an adequate essay

that draws upon arguments and ideas we

have explored in class.

Student hasn’t really fulfilled the

requirements of the assignment;

needs to do more to create a essay

that draws upon arguments and

ideas we have explored in class.

Sharing Student writes thoughtfully about the

experience of sharing it and identifies

questions and comments raised by it.

Student writes adequately about the

experience of sharing it and identifies

questions and comments raised by it.

Student needs to more to really

share their essay; needs more

reference to ideas and concepts we

have explored in class.

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