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Composition Outline & Summary Form

(Due Monday 11.20)

The following is the form you will use to submit your Composition Outline and Summary. To accomplish this you need to understand the Composition #1 directions, have selected a Philosophical Framework, and have thought through the philosophical problem that you intend to deal with. Understand that this is a first and experiential activity. The feedback that you recieve on this outline and summary will help you write a stronger composition.

A. Which is your chosen Philosophical Framework?

Self-Interest is Central:

We are Parts of a Greater Whole:

Faith is the Focus:

Reality is Relative:

Knowledge is Negligible:

B. Provide a possible title you will give to your composition.

C. Concisely state here the main idea(s) that you want to communicate in your composition.

D. State the philosophical problem that motives your composition.

E. Describe one of the alternate positions that someone may hold in response to the philosophical problem.

F. Describe another of the alternate positions that someone may hold in response to the philosophical problem.

G. If you consider a third alternate position that a person may hold on the philosophical problem, describe it here.

H. Which of the alternative positions do you reject (not believe) and what are your strongest reasons for rejecting it?

I. Which of the alternative positions do you accept (believe) and what are your strongest reasons for accepting it?

J. Provide an orderly and detailed outline of the first composition that you plan to write. Start with the title of your composition. Number the paragraph descriptions and include descriptions of sub sections, for an abbreviated example:

The Problem of Purpose
1. Why I choose the Framework "Nothing Is"
     a . My religious background
     b.  A challenge to my beliefs
2. The philosophical problem of life's purpose
     c. What is a "purpose?
          i. A purpose is not just a cause
          ii. A purpose is based on a plan or goal
          iii. Someone needs to set the plan or goal
      d. Why people feel the need for a purpose to life
      e. Reasons for doubting that life has a purpose
      f . Restating the problem; "Does life have an ultimate purpose?"
3....................

The above is the starting point for a detailed composition outline (it definely needs work and focus). Your task is to provide a similarly detailed, clear, and ordered outline for the first composition that you are planning to write. (Don't worry too much about the visual formatting here. If your parts are labeled and the organization is solid, I will get it.

K. Who do you picture as the audience of readers that you are writing for in your first Composition?

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