Phil 107 F15: Final Exam Study Guide

The Final Exam will consist of two in-class essays.

For the Exam you will need to bring paper to write your essays on (a blue book or notebook paper is fine) and a writing implement (pen or pencil, your choice, but be sure to bring a back-up).

Essay 1: Write an essay in which you discuss the connection between Darwin and issues of post- and transhumanism. In this essay I want you to speculate on the likely course that human evolution might take over the next 50-100 years.

Essay 2: Pick two philosopher/readings we have studied this semester and compare and contrast their respective views of human nature. In writing this essay, I expect you to discuss how your respective philosophers answer the four questions that we have structured our discussion of human nature around. One of the readings/philosophers must come from material covered on the first exam (Old Testament, Hinduism, Confucianism, Plato, New Testament), and the other philosopher/reading must come from material covered in the second exam (Descartes, Hobbes, Hume, Darwin, Sartre).