Jewish Philosophers

Different Philosophers to choose from: -Jewish Philosophers: Maimonides -Christian Philosophers: Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Hildegard of Bingen, William of Ockham -Islamic Philosophers: Avicenna Write a 500 – 800 word essay that applies this philosopher’s ideas to the contemporary world by (1) identifying the essential points of the philosopher’s work, including the historical context and its relation to dilemmas, decision making, and consequences; (2) describing how these philosophical ideas relate to contemporary life; (3) and explaining what the philosopher would say were an individual’s responsibilities as a citizen of a modern, diverse (intercultural) community. Prepare a Works Cited page. As an undergraduate, quotes should not take up more than 10-15% of your paper. This means quotes should not be longer than 2-3 sentences per page. Sample Format: Identify/Describe a philosopher and his or her most important contributions, including the historical context of the original text and how it addresses dilemmas, decision making, and consequences from the philosopher’s own time. Describe/Discuss how this philosopher’s texts relate to contemporary life and whether there are figures from other cultures who present arguments that reveal his or her philosophical influences. Analyze/Explain the dilemmas this philosopher would see for the individual living in our contemporary, intercultural world and what his or her response (choices/actions/consequences) would be with regards to one’s responsibilities to self, society, and diverse cultural groups within a community.