Instructions 1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for

1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
2. Review Chapter 7 in your textbook, A Christian Philosophical Journey. You may also want to use materials from Chapter 8.
3. Read and use the example outline in the Expressing Yourself Philosophically.pdf file to write your paper.
4. Write a four- to five-page paper in APA Style format on the topic of ontology.
a. Form a single thesis statement that you would like to defend on the topic of metaphysics (reality). This is where you also want to begin with an introduction that defines the terms you will use.
b. Use the four-step course methodology of understanding, analysis, evaluation, and application to develop your thesis.
c. Provide arguments both in support of and in opposition to your thesis. Use examples from the textbook and outside research citing at least three different philosophers/scholars.
d. Give your response to these arguments from others. Are they valid? Where do they lack validity?
e. Provide a summary of your findings in the conclusion. Did your beginning thesis statement on metaphysics/ontology hold true?
5. For your research, access IWU’s Online Campus Library Services (OCLS).
6. Several helpful APA and writing resources, as well as and Grammarly, are provided free of charge to all IWU students. In the left-hand navigation, under Course Dashboard, click IWU Resources to access these resources.
7. When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor using the Assignment submission page by the end of the workshop.





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