Must be submitted to the course Blackboard page by 6pm on Friday, Sept. 14In 1956, the…
Must be submitted to the course Blackboard page by 6pm on Friday, Sept. 14In 1956, the Afro-Trinidadian political theorist C. L. R. James published an essay entitled, Every Cook Can Govern: A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece and Its Meaning for Today. We have read Plato and Aristotle, two ancient Greek philosophers who lived in democratic Athens but who, as James put it, detested the system.
This is a challenging topic. You will need to understand Jamess argument, be well versed in the works of Plato and Aristotle, and think creatively about how best to respond to these questions. You are encouraged to get an early start and to see me during office hours so that we can work together to develop an outstanding paper. Your paper must be typed and printed, double-spaced, and 12-point font. Please title your paper, number your pages, and cite all references. You MUST support your argument with textual evidence. More specifically, your paper must include at least five quotations taken directly from the assigned course readings; you will lose five points from your paper grade for each missing quotation under that five-quotation threshold (e.g., if you cite only three passages, you will lose 10 points; if you cite only two, you will lose 15, etc.). No single style guide predominates in political theory, so you may choose which one youd like (Chicago, MLA, APA, etc.) just be consistent. If you have questions about citations or references, please let me know. You should aim for about five pages, although it is up to you to determine an appropriate length. There is a danger in writing too much, just as there is a danger in writing too little; please see me if you have any questions about page length.
All written work must be submitted electronically to the course Blackboard page. Late work will not be accepted. Extensions will not be granted, except under extreme circumstances, with at least 48 hours advance notice, with appropriate documentation, and in consultation with Student Services and your academic advisor
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