CHECKLIST

____ Post Microscoft Word file to Isidore on Assignments tab, ‘Final’

____ Use MLA style for in-text citations and Works Cited page. You are expected to use proper MLA citation format for in-text citation. If you have questions about how to cite you should consult the Write Place on the first floor of the library; they are an excellent resource and can help you with question of citation and organization. Use The Everyday Writer for questions of grammar and format.

____ Put name, instructor, and date on the first page.

____ Include page numbers.

____ Times New Roman, 12-point Font with 1” margins

Papers will be automatically checked through the Turnitin system for its use of sources, so it must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) format.

As with all of your professors, I take plagiarism very seriously and have caught students plagiarizing their papers in the past. You should be aware that plagiarism is not limited to a simple copy and paste of someone else’s argument. Two specific examples: 1) not attributing a summary or paraphrase of a reading to its author/source and 2) using a fellow student’s outline/notes and/or writing your paper in the room and at the same time as another student is writing their paper. For example, if you and a friend make an outline of your argument together and then write your papers in the same room, that is considered plagiarism. If you and a friend share notes and then write your papers in the same room, that is considered plagiarism. If you use your friend’s notes or paper outline while writing your paper, that is considered plagiarism. When writing your paper, you need to be alone with only your notes/outline and readings.

PROMPT – There are two questions; you are required to answer both

1. Explain Emmanuel Levinas’ argument about the ethical encounter with the Other. How does his argument challenge Jean-Paul Sartre’s understanding of the other? How does his argument contribute to the critique/resistance of anti-black racism? (125 points)
2. According to David Cooper, existentialism is fundamentally about the human condition, such that existentialist philosophy relies on/emphasizes a fundamental difference between the ‘human’ and ‘nature.’ We have seen this perspective in Sartre’s concept of the ‘in-itself’ and Camus’ emphasis on the indifference of nature. How do Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman challenge this anthropocentrism? (125 points)

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