Topic Question:In Galileo’s The Assayer he wrote: “If living creature were removed, [tastes, odors, and colors] would be wiped away and annihilated.” In other words, Galileo is claiming that if all living creatures disappeared or were destroyed, then there would be no tastes, odors, or colors in the world. These things would disappear or be destroyed along with the living creatures. Would Locke agree with this claim? Explain your answer in terms of Locke’s indirect realism and his theory of primary and secondary qualities. Would Berkeley agree with this claim? Explain your answer in terms of Berkeley’s idealism [be very careful here, it is easy to get Berkeley wrong on this point]. Do you agree? Why or Why not? You could agree with Locke or Berkeley. You could also adopt direct realism and give an answer according to this theory. Don’t forget to write about a potential objection to your view. Assignment Objectives:Learn to express your ideas clearly and concisely in writing.Learn the argument essay format.Practice critical thinking by evaluating moral theories and constructing your own argument.Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and arguments in EpistemologyAssignment Instructions:For this assignment you will write an argument essay of approximately 800 words (3-4 pages) in answer the topic question below. When you upload your paper it must be in doc, docx, txt, rtf, or pdf format.This paper requires that you use in-text citations for any quotations you include and that you create a works cited page listing all of the references that you quote in the paper. You may use MLA style citations (a guide to these can be found here).Preview the documentUse the following guidelines to structure your paper. I recommend you review this guide to writing essaysPreview the document.Introduction (1 paragraphs):Your introductory paragraph should have the following (not necessarily in this order).A. Thesis statement- You should state what you think is best answer to the question posed in the topics below.B. Background for the thesis. This should describe the problem you will be addressing and mention any philosophers or theories you will be using to give your answer. Tip: You should save the explanation of these theories for the body paragraphs in your paper.C. Plan of the Paper. It will help your reader to tell them how your paper will go. Describe the basic structure of your paper. Essay Body:This section of your paper ought to include explications (summaries in your own words) of the relevant philosophical theories or philosopher’s ideas. It should also include your own argument for which of theories, if any, your reader ought to except and the implications this has for the essay topic question. In addition, you should address at least one possible objection to your view.Essay Conclusion:Your essay ought to have a concluding paragraph which summarizes what you have done in the paper, what your thesis was, and your main points in support of the thesis.
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