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PHILO 106 sec. 1 Writing Assignment #3


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Prof. Daniel 1. Harris
Choose one of the following passages and write a
response to it. In the response, you should I) explain the
meaning of the passage in your own words and 2) explain
why the ideas in the passage are important to the overall
argument of the philosopher.
Passage one: “But ‘oppression’ also refers to systemic
and structural phenomena that are not necessarily the
result of the intentions of a tyrant. Oppression in the
structural sense is part of the basic fabric of a society, not
a function of a few people’s choice or policies. You won’t
eliminate this structural oppression by getting rid of the
rulers or making some new laws, because oppressions are
systematically reproduced in major economic, political,
and cultural institutions.”
Passage two: “The history of all hitherto existing society
is the history ofclass struggles. Free man and slave,
patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild master and
journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in
constant opposition to one another, carried on an
uninterrupted now hidden, now open fight, a fight that
each time ended either in a revolutionary reconstitution of
society at large or in the common ruin of the contending
classes.”
Due: Friday, May 15 8:1oam
Length: 2 pages, double-spaced, 12 point font size,
normal margins.
Instructions: No cover pages or report covers are
necessary. In the top right comer of the first page, put
your name, course number, my name, date. If you cite
the textbook, use a footnote to give the citation
information. There are footnotes to the above passages
that show the proper citation format.
Assignments should be submitted in hard copy, during
class. If you submit late, you may submit by email
attachment (.doe, .docx only) by emailing me at
dh730@hunter.cuny.edu.
Marking Rubric: 20 Style: clear, concise, polished.
Two marks lost for every spelling and
obvious grammar mistake
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Passage one: “But ‘oppression’ also refers to systemic
and structural phenomena that are not necessarily the
result of the intentions of a tyrant. Oppression in the
structural sense is part of the basic fabric of a society, not
a function of a few people‘s choice or policies. You won’t
eliminate this structural oppression by getting rid of the
rulers or making some new laws, because oppressions are
systematically reproduced in major economic, political,
and cultural institutions.”
Passage two: “The history of all hitherto existing society
is the history of class struggles. Free man and slave,
patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild master and
journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in
constant opposition to one another, carried on an
uninterrupted now hidden, now open fight, a fight that
each time ended either in a revolutionary reconstitution of
society at large or in the common ruin of the contending
classes.”
Due: Friday, May 15 8:1oam
Length: 2 pages, double-spaced, 12 point font size,
normal margins.
Instructions: No cover pages or report covers are
necessary. In the top right corner of the first page, put
your name, course number, my name, date. If you cite
the textbook, use a footnote to give the citation
information. There are footnotes to the above passages
that show the proper citation format.
Assignments should be submitted in hard copy, during
class. If you submit late, you may submit by email
attachment (.doc, .docx only) by emailing me at
dh730@hunter.cuny.edu.
Marking Rubric: 20 Style: clear, concise, polished.
Two marks lost for every spelling and
obvious grammar mistake
40 Explanation of passage: use of your own
words; accurate understanding; picks up on
the most important elements
40 Connection of passage to the main
argument: clear connections outlined;
comprehensive understanding of the purpose
and methods of the argument
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