Use the book Readings in the Philosophy of Law, 3rd ed., ed. Keith C. Culver and Michael Giudice
- Isolate a single passage in the book that you feel is pivotal to the theme of the book (this passage can be consecutive, for example pages 10-22, or it can be constructed on a common theme, for example pages 135-137 & 192-195 & 238-240.
- Briefly go through the scene highlighting character, plot, and tropes (metaphors, motifs, description, etc.)
- Try to discern a particular point of view within the passage that mirrors the book
- Decide whether you agree or disagree with this point of view
- Set out the relevant practical and theoretical philosophical principles at stake and apply them to the problem.
- Use 3 philosophical principles to help you create a positive or negative reaction to the authorâ€™s theme (in the small and the large realm).If it is positive, think of bringing up objectors and refute them.If it is negative, engage in a dialog with the authorâ€”ending up by rejecting position.The theme should be readily understandable from the scene you have chosen.
- Reflect on the significance of your position.What abstract general points about the world have now been elucidated?* most important point. At least a page.