Epicurus: Epicurus’ Metaphysics, Epicurus’ Ethics, Epicurus and the Question of Death
Exploration Paper: Explore and explain the thought of a major philosopher of the Western tradition in regard to how he or she dealt with a particular branch or issue of philosophy. Explore, examine, and explain at least one argument of the selected philosopher. Identify the thinker’s premises (assumptions), inferences from the given premises, and conclusions ultimately reached. As such, this is to be an explanatory paper. This paper is not to be a biographical overview or to be a summary of the philosopher’s work. This is to be a 3rd person, singular, objective paper (Do not use “I” or “me”). Though you are not to give a personal evaluation of the philosopher’s thought, you may note how other important thinkers have assessed the thinker’s work under consideration. Research must be internally documented (within the body of the text), and there must be a works cited or bibliography page. Use either MLA or Turabian style form in writing. At least five sources are needed; at least one source should be primary and at least two sources should be non-internet. Wikipedia and internet blogs are unacceptable sources. There should be at least four pages of content, along with a properly formatted works cited or bibliography page. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. Not only is plagiarism unethical, it is almost always obvious to the experienced college instructor.