Consider the following philosophical puzzle: “If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?” (1) How is this philosophical puzzle an epistemological problem? And (2) how would John Locke answer it?
(1) a clearly articulated thesis statement, and (2) a selected list of appropriate sources using our Library Guide for PHIL101 and our Online Library, as indicated below:
1. Identify at least one encyclopedia, or similar work, providing a big picture overview of key issues your topic needs to address.
2. Identify at least one secondary source, an interpretive work, addressing your topic which was written by someone other than the philosophers identified in your topic.
3. Identify at least one primary source, from a major philosopher identified in your topic choice. Be sure that the primary source selected pertains to the issues raised by your topic.
4. Identify at least one journal article database, available in the APUS Online Library, where contemporary philosophical articles pertaining to your topic, can be located.
Explain briefly how the content of each source will assist you with your Philosophical Essay Assignment. Provide a complete reference in MLA style for each work, 1-4, selected.
The Philosophical Essay Part 2 should be double spaced and written in Times New Roman 12 point plain font, with 1 inch margins on all (4) sides of the page. Note that the Works Cited list on the Philosophical Essay Part 2 does not require annotations. It should be a standard MLA Works Cited list. The Annotated Works Cited list is for Part 1 (week 4) only. Keep quotes to 2-3 lines maximum, and always follow quoted material with summary analysis that explains how the quote proves your point or thesis. Write your Essay in the third person objective voice, and not in the first person “I” or “me” subjective voice. Save your documents with your last name first, followed by the assignment title.