By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
- Competency 1: Employ sound logic in philosophical reasoning.
- Support and defend logically each of these convictions with clear logical argumentation.
- Competency 2: Classify alternative approaches to the origin and reliability of human knowledge.
- Show that these distinct elements fit together to form a coherent philosophy of life in the context of traditional Western epistemology.
- Assess the proper role of philosophical reasoning in practical life.
- Competency 4: Interpret human behavior in philosophical terms.
- State and explain a clear position on the ultimate meaning of life.
- Competency 6: Formulate a personal philosophy of life.
- Describe personal convictions about philosophical issues in contrast to alternative views of the same issues.
- Competency 7: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
- Use proper APA style and formatting to write effectively.
It is time to finalize your personal philosophy paper, the course project you have been working on for weeks. Using the outline you developed in Unit 7, write an essay that states and defends your own philosophy of life.
As you finish this assignment, take a moment to congratulate yourself on the success of your achievement. If anyone asks you what philosophy has to do with real life, you know exactly what to tell them!
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
- Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to APA (6th ed.) style and formatting standards.
- Number of resources: Minimum of five resources.
- Length of paper: Approximately 1,200–1,600 words, typed and double-spaced in Microsoft Word.
- Font and font size: Arial, 12-point.
Review the Personal Philosophy Paper course project description to ensure you have met the requirements of the course project and understand how your assignment will be graded.