1400-1600(words maximum) , MLA citation, unlimited citations from the course readings (which are sent , not the lectures) , and maximum of 2 external citations (one of them must be non-internet, or at least scholarly journal), no citations from wikipedia and sparksnotes, also acceptable to write in first person
PLEASE read the attached course reading and lecture in order to be able to write the essay . (page 1 -9 is introduction to the topic, 9-18 is direct realism and Reid position).
Briefly set out (in your own words) the chief points of Reid’s position on common sense realism and critically evaluate his argument
If you think his argument presents a highly plausible outlook, discuss in detail what you think the strongest parts of his argument are and why you think they are so, as well as anticipate and respond to one strong objection to his position.
If you think his argument presents a highly implausible outlook , discuss in detail what you think the weakest parts of his argument are and what makes them weak as well as suggest how a common sense realist ( like Reid)
might want to respond to these points in order to defend his or