Compare the Epicurean and Stoic way of life..
Short Essay #1 over Chapter 5
Choose one of the following topics and write an 800-1000-word essay. (Note: Your works cited page does not count in the word count.) You are only required to cite your textbook, but you must cite any other sources that you use. Your essay should be in MLA format. You must have a minimum of 3 quotes in your essay. Your Turnitin Report should not exceed 20%.
Your essay is due to the dropbox by 11:30pm.
Compare the Epicurean and Stoic way of life. In your essay explain, in detail, the characteristics of both the Epicurean and Stoic way of life and explain which one is superior and why. In your response include criticisms of the inferior choice. For example, if you believe the Stoic way of live is superior, explain why the Epicurean way of life fails as the superior model.
Explain why Skepticism fails. In your response, explain how Sextus defines skepticism and why it fails. Provide an argument for truth. You may use previous philosophers to help you with your response.
Explain how Plato has influenced Plotinus’s views. In your response, include whether you agree with (all or parts) of his perspective. Include a criticism of this perspective and support or defend it.
Things to remember when writing an essay: (I will take off points)
Never use the phrase “In today’s society”
Do not use the word “pretty” to describe an amount
Make sure your subject and verb agree.
Don’t use excessive adjectives or words
Do not add additional space between paragraphs
Indent all paragraphs
Use a creative title
Do not include how great or amazing a particular philosopher is.
Eliminate the word “truly”
Do not write “whether or not” because whether already implies either
A works cited page should be separate from your essay
Remember: Never cite Wikipedia.