Monday, December 04, 2006


Your final paper, a critical book review of Becker's The Heavenly City of the 18th Century Philosophers is due 1:00 pm Tuesday, 12/12. If it is at all possible to have them done by our last class, 12/5, I would love to be able to read them on the plane, but better you should do a good job on it than turn to it in early for my sake. Please place finished papers in my mailbox in the faculty building. Steve will be coming by to pick them up that afternoon.

What is Becker's thesis? How does he support it? Does he succeed in making his case, or do you have reservations and/or qualifications? I value clarity, conciseness and completeness.

Websites such as can give you a better idea of how to write a philosophy paper.