Assignment 3


A reflection paper is NOT a research paper.  You should use your own ideas to reflect upon the materials from the learning unit.  Use the information in the learning unit to do the following:

In this unit, we have covered a lot of historical, philosophical, and artistic ground.  Hobbes and Locke are concerned with government and seem to challenge each other's view of human nature. Galileo challenges the (religious) ideas of his day and creates a new way of conceiving our relationship to the world.  Nietzsche and Barthes challenge the creation of meaning.

For this assignment, you need to imagine these thinkers in conversation with each other.  Choose two of the authors and write a dialogue for them. The authors can be discussing one of the selections from the Contemporary Connections section or you can choose another contemporary example of their ideas.  

You'll need to write a summary of each author's argument: What is their position and how do you know that's what they would say?  This should be a three to four paragraph, densely packed statement for each author. (Six to eight paragraphs in total). Then, create a dialogue -- just like in a play -- where each author makes a claim that you imagine they would make based on the learning unit.  They can be arguing or agreeing. (It's up to you).  There is one requirement, however. You may NOT use two authors from the same sub-unit.  So, if you choose Locke, you may not choose Hobbes: Nietzsche can't be used with Barthes. And vice versa.

The goal of this assignment is to work with the course materials by using quotations from the learning unit and your own knowledge to create an understanding of the questions/prompt above. Be sure to put quoted materials in quotation marks. Using web or outside sources will result in a grade of 0.

 The document I uploaded is part of the assignment, relate to that and stay on topic with the assignment. 

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