Choose a philosopher who interests you from the list below. Research that philosopher, detailing how they developed their ideas and the importance of those ideas to the progress of philosophy and human understanding. Keep in mind that you will be focusing on their philosophy, not simply their biography, although some basic details of their life not related to philosophy may be needed, especially when it involves experiences that influenced their thinking. Biographical information should be very small in your paper, otherwise it will affect your paper grade. Your paper must be focused on the IDEAS of the philosopher, not their biography. Remember, failure to do this will affect your grade.
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