Writing in Philosophy Assignment #2: Situating argument within a debate

II. Critical Assessment of an Argument II: Situating argument within a debate (3-4 pages)

Pick one of the readings from Assignment 1. (It doesn’t have to be the same one as for the first assignment. Any reading that qualifies for Assignment 1 will do.) What is the strongest response that an author might give to an objection that you raise for him or her? Can this response save the author’s argument? Why or why not?

Note: This assignment requires you to clearly and briefly state the author’s argument and your objection to it (and how it challenges the author’s view) before launching into the author’s response, and your evaluation of it. These preliminary steps must be brief and to the point, so that you can fully develop the author’s response and your evaluation.

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