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CRITICAL THINKING PAPER 1
PHIL 1301 -- PAPER 1 GUIDE/RUBRICS
WHAT IS A CRITICAL THINKING PAPER?
-–-IT IS A PAPER THAT USES AN IDEA, CONCEPT AND EVENT INTERPRETED IN A PERSONAL MANNER (using personal
pronoun I, Me, Myself); IT REFLECTS ONE?S CRITICAL VIEW BY PROVING THROUGH ARGUMENT/S, YOUR AGREEMENT
OR DISAGREEMENT. YOUR STANCE IN THE DISCUSSION MUST SHOW AT THE END AS YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE
ISSUE UNDER DISCUSSION, SUCH STANCE CARRIES ?TRUTH--BELIEF? THAT OTHERS ALSO MAY AGREE OR DIS--AGREE, AND
SO THE FORUM CONTINUES. CRITICAL VIEWS LIKE THIS PAPER COULD ENLIGHTEN/CLARIFY THE ISSUE BETTER.
WHAT ARTICLE TO USE?
IN THIS PAPER, WE ARE USING THE ARTICLE ATTACHED ?Breaking the Law for the Sake of Justice,? BY
MANUEL VELAQUEZ, p.29 (from Philosophy, A Text with Readings, Velasquez). (cf Separate copy provided).
What to do first: READ, EVALUATE AND WRITE.
First, READ the article about the issue nowadays regarding ?disobedience? to the Law for the sake of of
justice and humanity, especially in work--place and civil society issue itself.
Second, EVALUATE the article in the light of Socrates? attitude about ?OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW?
because for him ?IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.?
Third, WRITE your criticism. Either you AGREE or DISAGREE with SOCRATES in this issue. Support your
WHAT TO WRITE?
FOUR POINTS TO HAVE IN THE CRITIQUE PAPER: (Reflect these points in 4 paragraphs in the guide below)
A brief description on what the issue being discussed.
A statement of your position in the issue: Agreeing or Disagreeing?
The grounds for agreeing or the grounds for disagreeing.
Using the principle of RATIONALITY in philosophizing, what would you follow: FOLLOW
FOUNDATIONALISM (like Socrates, Obey the Law no matter what) or CONSTRUCTIVISM (follow the
advice of the many to escape or disobey for the sake of humanity as the article states) in practicing
Paper must be type--written in double spaces, Minimum of 1, Maximum of 2 pages.
GRADE: 10 POINTS Not submitting a paper is 0.
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