Parallel Assignments are designed to engage your critical thinking in two key philosophical activities: reading and critiquing philosophical texts, and engaging your own exploration of meaning. Each Parallel Assignment consists of two separate assignments called Read and Reﬂect. The Reﬂect Assignment asks you to explore your own experience as you work with the reading in the Read Assignment.
Work with the same text that you used for the Read 3 assignment. In the read assignment, you wrote about that text. Here, you will write with that text. Think about your experience of reading the text. Think about our class discussion. Think about your experience in writing the essay for the Read assignment. Think about your entire experience associated with this text. What stands out to you about this experience?
Additionally, as you think about this experience, write your essay using one of the following prompts:
•Write about how this text ﬁts in with your overall experience this semester. How does - or doesn’t your work with this text mesh with the philosophical work you have done this semester. Thinking back, what, if anything, has changed for you since this semester began?
•Look back at the Themes Assignment you submitted early in the semester. Think of yourself at the time you wrote that assignment. It’s only been a few months, but what would you now say to your past self? How do you look at what you wrote in your Themes Assignment now? How does the text from your Read 4 assignment help you to reﬂect back on your Themes Assignment?