I’m working on a philosophy writing question and need a sample draft to help me understand better.
500 word reflection. Links and reading will be attached.
Reflections are 500+ word papers, focusing on the way that the information since the previous reflection has affected your ideas regarding the general group of topics covered (for Reflection 1, it’s since the start of the course). The general topics are also color-coded in the schedule above. This includes the readings, discussions, class discussions, lectures, etc. as the source of the effect. Reflections are always due on Fridays, by 11:59 PM.
You don’t need to address every reading in the group, but they are all related, so you will probably end up doing that anyway. The purpose of the assignment is for you to reflect on your own intellectual positions, how they work, how they deal with the kinds of problems brought up in the readings, and how your ideas change over the course of the semester.
The point here is for you to think about your thinking. What do you think about these kinds of issues? Why? How is that similar/different from the way you thought about them before? Why did you change your mind? What idea strengthened/weakened your original position? What are some implications of that strengthening/weakening?
Whether your positions have changed or not, the influx of new information, new problems and solutions, etc. means that your ideas have changed, because you are looking at the field of ethics with a more discerning eye. Even if your ideas stay exactly the same as before, the new information has either strengthened your position, or has given you a better way of addressing the various problems.