Add a section to your portfolio (like where “About me” and “What I’ve learned” are) saying “Extra Credit”.  In this section, write a 250-500 word reflection and analysis on the representation of philosophy as you experienced it in your culture(s).

Here are some questions to think about: What ideas about philosophy did you hear growing up?  More recently, when you registered for this course and told people you were going to take a philosophy course, what did the friends you grew up with and your family say?  If you’re from somewhere else, what was the place of philosophy in the society you come from?
This isn’t an interview project, nor is it a research project about “Haitian philosophy,” or “Pakistani philosophy” or “Cape Verdean philosophy”…this is you, reflecting on your memories of people around you talking about philosophy.
When I evaluate this exercise, I’ll be looking for: clarity of communication; precision of examples and ideas; and depth of analysis and reflection.  Submit this with the rest of your e-portfolio (due May 13).
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