BCCC Philosophy Incorporating a Personal Stance Discussion
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Instructions for posting in the
General Instructions for Posting in the Discussion Forums:
• Your first post is an essay of at least 300 words. See specific requirements in grading rubric.
• You must then post two additional response posts to fellow students (min: 200 words each)
by the end of each discussion week.
• See specific requirements in grading rubric.
Grading Rubric for Discussion Forums:
At least 300 words in length and posted on or before the posted due
Essay post correctly and effectively uses the information from the
assigned course readings and/or videos fully answer the posted question. 6
The answer is both correct and complete.
Essay post demonstrates the use of at least two of the assigned readings
and/or videos from the course. In-text and works cited citations (MLA) 4
are required to substantiate the use of textbook information!
2 Response Posts to fellow student
Response post clearly identifies by name the person to whom the
student is responding and is at least 200 words in length.
Response to fellow student compares/contrasts the points made in your
essay and the student’s essay. Response references specific points made 3/6
in both essays.
Response to fellow student adds new information from the textbook(s)
by referencing passages in the weekly assigned readings that relate to
the points made both essays. In-text citations and works cited
citations are provided.
No posts will be accepted for credit after the final discussion deadline!
IMPORTANT NOTE: late work is not accepted in this course. This means that:
1. No posts will be accepted after the weekly due date has passed. If you miss the Thursday
deadline for your essay post, you may submit your essay post as long as it is posted before
the final weekly deadline, but you will lose 3 points.
2. The Exam must be taken the week it is assigned. You will not be allowed to take the exam
after the week during which it is assigned has passed.
3. Also note that no credit will be given for attached documents in the discussion forum or for
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Spring 2021 (Session 4)
This is a graded discussion: 25 points possible
due Apr 11
Discussion 1 A
Write your essay post (min: 300 words) and submit it on or before the posted due
Questions are significant and are essential to the process of both thinking and then re-
thinking about the important issues and questions of life. On page 12 in Sophie’s World,
the author posits an interesting theory: “… the only thing we require to be good
philosophers is the faculty of wonder.” (Gaarder 12). He then follows this up with
another thought-provoking statement: “Philosophers … believe that man cannot live by
bread alone. Of course, everyone needs food. And everyone needs love and care. But
there is something else–apart from that–which everyone needs, and that is to figure
out who we are and why we are here” (Gaarder 14).
Please use the information in the course readings and videos to answer the following
1. How important were “questions” to the philosophers you have been introduced to?
What does your textbook say about the development of philosophy and its
relationship to “questioning” behavior?
2. Choose two of the philosophers discussed in the readings and/or videos. What
were some of the important questions that each one of these philosophers asked
about their world and attempted to answer?
3. Do you have any additional “wonder” questions to add to the list developed by
these early philosophers?
4. Of the many questions listed, which ones seem to be most important to you? Why?
5. What questions do you have that you think a course in philosophy will help to
Write your response posts (min: 200 words each) and post them on or before the
posted due date.
Respond to two of your fellow students (min: 200 words each). In both responses,
greet the student by name. Reflect on what they have written. Then add the
perspective of a new philosopher (not discussed in their essay or in your essay or in
your other response post) to add depth to their post. How does the new philosopher
you have chosen answer the questions? In what ways is this philosopher similar to
and/or different from the philosophers they discussed? Use at least 1 of the assigned
sources (e-book, textbook, videos) for week 3. Verify use of the source with properly
formatted citations (both in-text and works cited) in both response posts.