Beliefs and Evidence
3. Should all beliefs require evidence? Answer with reference to Clifford and James.
Please submit your paper through Engage, preferably in MS word document form. The place to submit is on Engage, in the ‘Assignment 2: MID TERM Paper’ section. Papers should be 1000-1500 words, 1.5 spaced and in size 12 font. Please note that you need to hit the ‘submit’ button once you’ve uploaded your paper.
Guidance on the Task
This assignment synthesizes the understanding, thinking, critiquing, and creating skills we have been working on so far. You are being asked to answer a question, and to supply a reasoned argument in support of the answer you give. As a result, it is important that you think about how you will structure your paper. Make sure you are clear at the outset about what you are arguing for. In your introductory paragraph give a clear statement of what you are going to conclude as your answer to the question. Then inform the reader how you are going to set about arguing for it. In the main body of the paper, lead your reader through the steps that you are taking. Make sure you are clear about the role that each point you are making plays in your overall argument. It is important that you explain the views you’re discussing clearly and accurately: assume that the person reading the paper does not know anything about the material you are discussing, and explain everything accordingly.
You must include detailed discussion of at least one of the works we’ve read and discussed appropriate to your question. And remember: you must indicate where and how you have used sources in the text in your paper. There must be clear distinctions between your words and the words from your sources. Using direct quotations is the best way to do this. You must also include a list of works cited list at the end of your paper after the conclusion.