After completing this week’s assigned chapters of Russell’s The Problems of Philosophy as well as the other required readings for this week, first, summarize what you learned from reading Russell this week. Then, your main goal in this assignment beyond the summary is to tie together any theories, themes, concepts, important ideas, arguments, important observations, etc. you discover in Russell’s work and the particular philosophical views and the general content covered in the other readings. For example, in Week Three, you will be summarizing Chapters IX-XII in The Problems of Philosophy, and then you will look for how what he says there links up with, adds to, or even conflicts with the philosophical views and ideas of Aristotle, Kant (again), Mill, and Sartre. This week may be more challenging because Russell’s concerns reside mainly in epistemology and metaphysics and these authors discuss foundations of morality, so you may have to dig a little deeper into their thinking for this one. Please take a moment to review the complete
Russell Round Up Guidelines before completing this assignment.
This brief, informal essay should be in the 400-500-word range. You may submit your “Russell Round Up” as file or simply write it directly into the text editor (but best practice is always to save your work in a file so you don’t risk losing it if your computer shuts down). Please pay careful attention to grammar, spelling, word use, and writing style; this means you need to proofread your work before submitting it.