FINAL PAPER INSTRUCTIONS If you choose a final paper option,

FINAL PAPER INSTRUCTIONS

If you choose a final paper option, your paper should be 6 pages long (double-spaced, 12 point font). Your paper should also have works cited page and contain appropriate references (in-text citations with page numbers). 

You will have to provide an ARGUMENTATIVE essay. This means you will have to do more than describe a particular position (exegesis), but you will have to add to the dialogue by advancing a thesis. I strongly recommend that you email me your thesis statements ahead of time to make sure they’re in line with the content of the course. 

Your essay should also have an introduction, an exegetical portion, and a conclusion. So the structure should look something like this:

Introduction (with thesis statement on the first page)

Exegesis (which should be a considerable part of the essay – 50% or so)

Argument 

Conclusion

If you are unfamiliar with this type of essay, I strongly recommend you look at some guides on how to write a philosophy paper. I have a whole website devoted to helping students with papers: https://myweb.fiu.edu/escarbro/tips-for-writing-a-philosophy-paper/ . In particular, I would recommend this: http://vargasphilosophy.com/Handouts/Howtowrite.pdf

Here are some sample thesis statements for this class:

-In this paper, I will argue that the cluster theory of art cannot account is overbroad and therefore not useful when considering non-Eurocentric art traditions. 

-In this paper, I will argue, contra Nguyen, monuments are not group commitments, thus art does not speak to groups in the way that he lays out. Rather….

-In this paper I will argue, contra Telfer, that food can be a major – not just a minor – art. 

-In this paper, I will argue against the concept dependence thesis. In doing so I will support Dom Lopes’ argument in “Art Without Art.” FINAL PAPER INSTRUCTIONS

If you choose a final paper option, your paper should be 5-7 pages long (double-spaced, 12 point font). Your paper should also have works cited page and contain appropriate references (in-text citations with page numbers). 

You will have to provide an ARGUMENTATIVE essay. This means you will have to do more than describe a particular position (exegesis), but you will have to add to the dialogue by advancing a thesis. I strongly recommend that you email me your thesis statements ahead of time to make sure they’re in line with the content of the course. 

Your essay should also have an introduction, an exegetical portion, and a conclusion. So the structure should look something like this:

Introduction (with thesis statement on the first page!!!!!!!)

Exegesis (which should be a considerable part of the essay – 50% or so)

Argument 

Conclusion

If you are unfamiliar with this type of essay, I strongly recommend you look at some guides on how to write a philosophy paper. I have a whole website devoted to helping students with papers: https://myweb.fiu.edu/escarbro/tips-for-writing-a-philosophy-paper/

In particular, I would recommend this: http://vargasphilosophy.com/Handouts/Howtowrite.pdf

Here are some sample thesis statements for this class:

-In this paper, I will argue that the cluster theory of art cannot account is overbroad and therefore not useful when considering non-Eurocentric art traditions. 

-In this paper, I will argue, contra Nguyen, monuments are not group commitments, thus art does not speak to groups in the way that he lays out. Rather….

-In this paper I will argue, contra Telfer, that food can be a major – not just a minor – art. 

-In this paper, I will argue against the concept dependence thesis. In doing so I will support Dom Lopes’ argument in “Art Without Art.”