The Case for Contamination” by Kwame Anthony Appiah

PART 1 – Discussion Board Portion (20 points) Read the article “The Case for Contamination” by Kwame Anthony Appiah and post your initial response to the following questions to the Discussion Board: “What roles do religions play in Appiah’s analysis? How is your approach similar to or different from his?”

Once you have posted your answer, respond to at least three of your fellow students’ posts and explain how you agree/disagree with them. (a total of 4 posts: 1 original thread + 3 comments)

Each response should be at least 100 words and should demonstrate knowledge of the article as well as class readings and PowerPoints.


PART 2 – Essay (80 points) After reading your classmates’ responses and considering your initial response, write a more detailed answer to the question in an essay format. Your essay should be at least 1000 words and your argument should be supported with information from the class readings and PowerPoints.

Submit your essay to Assignment Dropbox inside Blackboard.

Keep electronic and paper copies of all written work. For your own protection, keep a copy of your electronic receipt (confirmation of assignment submission), until you have received your final grade for the course.

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