My name is Theresa, i'm a student of The College of Staten Island, New York City. I am a philosophy student, in my first year. I got your mail address from one of the philosophy websites. I just want to ask you for a favour. I have this assignment that is bothering me and i don't know how to go about it . it is
(1) Do you think we have free-will. Give an arguement for or against it'
(2) Is the global skeptisism correct? Give an arguement for or against skeptisism.
I'll appreciate it if you can get this in as soon as possible before tuesday
It sounds like she's requesting that I do her assignment for her. Bizarre. Still, I gave her the benefit of the doubt and replied:
What exactly is the "favour" you want from me? The assignment questions seem clear enough. I suggest the best way to "go about" doing them is: (1) read the assigned readings; (2) think about them; (3) discuss the readings with your tutor or lecturer, to iron out any misunderstandings you might have; (4) think some more; (5) write up a reasoned argument to support your position on the topic.
I haven't heard from her since. Can anyone else imagine what she might have meant?