Evaluate your ability to distinguish scientific, philosophical, religious, and speculative aspects in Pre-Socratic thought as well as your your ability to identify and explain the main characteristics of scientific understanding in Pre-Socratic philosophy

Evaluate your ability to distinguish scientific, philosophical, religious, and speculative aspects in Pre-Socratic thought as well as your your ability to identify and explain the main characteristics of scientific understanding in Pre-Socratic philosophy
(There gonna be check for plagiarism. This is an essay not a research, so it should have no more than 4% plagiarism)
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate your ability to distinguish scientific,
philosophical, religious, and speculative aspects in Pre-Socratic thought as well as your
your ability to identify and explain the main characteristics of scientific understanding in
Pre-Socratic philosophy.
Directions
1. Create a document in the word processing program of your choice, but bear in
mind that you finalized document MUST be in Microsoft Word format (file
extension .doc or .docx) or rich text format.
2. Write an essay, in which you do the following:
a. Carefully explain in your own words the difference between scientific,
philosophical, religious, and speculative claims or explanations. Make sure to
be precise, thorough, and detailed. Your explanations should allow a reader
unfamiliar with the topic to fully understand both the similarities and the
differences between these types of claims or explanations (2-4 paragraphs,
approx. 200-300+ words).
b. For each type of explanation (scientific, philosophical, religious, and
speculative), provide one Pre-Socratic example and one original example of
your own (in contemporary thinking, for instance). For each example, carefully
explain the characteristics that make it a scientific, philosophical, religious, or
speculative claim or explanation (2-4 paragraphs, approx. 200-300+ words).
c. Carefully explain in your own words the notions of materialism, determinism,
reductionism, and empiricism (i.e. the characteristics of scientific inquiry).
Make sure to be precise, thorough, and detailed. You explanations should
allow a reader unfamiliar with the topic to fully understand these concepts
(2-4 paragraphs, approx. 200-300+ words).
d. For each of these concepts, provide one Pre-Socratic example and one
original example of your own (in contemporary thinking, for instance). For
each example, carefully explain the characteristics that qualify it as an
example of materialism, determinism, reductionism, or empiricism 2-4
paragraphs, approx. 200-300+ words).
Your essay should not contain any paragraph numbering or bullet points and
must be written in proper English (correct spelling and grammar, and appropriate
style) and correspond to MLA (Modern Language Association) formatting and
style guidelines. This assignment does not require any external resources. If
external resources are used (only to illustrate your own points), they must be
properly referenced, using MLA citation. Your essay will be checked for
plagiarism. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will result in a ‘Failed’
grade for the assignment or the course, at the instructor’s discretion. See
syllabus for details.
PHI 2010 – Philosophy
Assignment 1 – Pre-Socratic Philosophy
3. Save this document on your computer’s hard drive and/or removable media, and
always keep a back-up copy of your work.
4. Upload your finalized document to the Assignment 1 Uploader before the
assignment submission deadline. Your file MUST be in Microsoft Word format
(file extension .doc or .docx) or rich text format (file extension .rtf). No other file
formats will be accepted. Assignments MUST be submitted using a computer
and NOT from a tablet or smart phone. Do NOT use the Blackboard mobile
app to submit assignments.
Getting Help
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this assignment, or if you need
additional feedback, it is your responsibility to see the instructor during office hours.
Evaluation
Your assignment will be evaluated on the basis of the Assignment 1 Rubric.
Due Dates
The finalized essay is due on the assignment submission due date specified in the
course calendar. The finalized essay MUST be uploaded to the Assignment 1 Uploader
in the correct file format (Microsoft Word or rich text format).
The due dates for this assignment will NOT be extended under any circumstances. You
will NOT be able to ‘make up’ a missed assignment. If you wait until the last day (or
minute) to submit the assignment and encounter problems of any kind, there is nothing
that can be done. It is strongly suggested to submit the assignment early during the
availability period. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure proper hardware and software
configuration and reliable internet connection.

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