Narrative, Thought Experiments, and Cases: Essay Structure
1. Find your case/scene.
2. Determine the facts from the case/scene.
3. Determine the suggested outcome (if any) by the author.
4. Determine which character you will be or comment on.
5. Write Intro (stating pro or con if a suggested outcome is in the case. If there is no suggested outcome, then state roughly where you will go)
6. Set out the key practical facts of the case.
7. Set out the key moral, epistemological, metaphysical, and/or aesthetic issues.
8. Apply the relevant moral, epistemological, metaphysical, and/or aesthetic issues to solve the case or to resolve the problem and go through your solution in an introspective fashion.
9. Conclusion (significance and general import of this policy that guided your solution).
Criteria for Grading:
A. Is the essay written from a clear standpoint that reflects the personal worldview of the central character chosen?
B. Does the essay engage and develop relevant practical, professional, and ethical principles?
C. Is there an analysis of the embeddedness of the practical, professional, and ethical principles?
D. Is there a connection to an ethical theory, epistemological, metaphysical, or aesthetic principle? Is the connection adequately developed?
E. Is the context of the personal and shared community worldviews set out?
F. Is there a clear conclusion to the conundrum of the case resolved in a decisive way that is supported by developed argumentation?
ESSAYS ARE TO BE IN TWELVE POINT TYPE AND DOUBLE SPACED.