You should aim at clarity, accuracy and originality. Pretend that you are writing for a fellow student who is not familiar with your topic. (The text should have no less than 850 words and no more than 1,100 words and should follow the formatting guidelines below.)
You are encouraged not to use any outside sources for this paper. If you do feel the need to use outside materials, please make sure that you provide full and accurate references and that your main argument in the paper goes beyond the ideas found in those sources. PLAGIARISM is a very serious violation of the student honor code, and it will not be tolerated.
I. Compare and contrast Locke’s memory theory of personal identity with the soul and the body criteria of personal identity. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the three positions? (Please make sure you state the positions clearly.) After identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each, which theory of personal identity seems to you the most plausible? In the evaluative section of the paper, you should offer reasons in support of your view.
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ouse standard font, in 12 point
odouble space, using 1 inch margins
onumber your pages
ostaple or paper-clip your pages together
oat the top of the first page include your name, date and word count
oproofread and spellcheck before submitting the paper
- when quoting course materials (which you should do sparingly, since this is a very short essay), it is enough to indicate the name of the author and the page number; example: (Descartes, p. 134)