Discussing an Idea, Theme, or Philosopher’s Writing
Explore in-depth an idea (e.g., liberty or democracy), theme (e.g., development of natural law, natural right, or liberalism), or philosopher’s writings (e.g., John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government) of your choice.
Engaging primary sources is highly recommended. Do not rely exclusively on secondary commentary. However, you must present a topic relevant to philosophical philosophy, and it must be focused. You will be required to develop, explain, and offer defenses for anticipated challenges to your thesis.