From Dr. Peter O'Brien's assignment description, with emphasis added for what research will be required:
Write an extended essay (~4000 words) that explores, examines and assesses the philosophy of one of the authors listed on the syllabus for PLSI 3463.
You must include:
- no fewer than four primary works by your author in addition to the one assigned in the syllabus;
- no fewer than five secondary reviews, critiques, explications of “your” philosopher’s work by other writers;
- clear discussion of how your primary and secondary sources relate to the central theme of PLSI 3463 [i.e., the (un)desirability/(in)
feasibility of liberal democracy];
- an explanation of how and why you agree and/or disagree with “your” philosopher’s position regarding that central theme.