Are Laozi (Lao-tzu) and St. Anselm’s conceptions of ultimate reality similar/the same? Why or why not?

Carefully read the two case studies on pp. 38-43 of the course text and address the
Are Laozi (Lao-tzu) and St. Anselm’s conceptions of ultimate reality similar/the same?
Why or why not?
The quality of your response will largely depend on how much familiarity you show with
the content of Chapter 3 of the course text, as well as the relevant discussions from the
Method of Evaluation
The report is out of 10, and is worth 10% of the total course mark. For a good grade, you
have to (1) follow the format guidelines to a tee and (2) demonstrate, through your
analysis, that you have given considerable thought to the case studies in formulating your
Due Date and Penalties
Papers are due at the beginning of class on January 21st, 2014. Emailed versions of
the assignment are not acceptable. Essays not handed in on the due date will receive
a mark of zero. Papers submitted late due to a medical or other compassionate reason
must be accompanied by relevant documentation.
Format Guidelines
1. Your paper should be 3 full pages in length. It should be double spaced, and
written in Times New Roman font (size 12). It must use the normal page layout
which comes standard on all Word programs, and page numbers must be on the
bottom right corner of the page.
2. Diction is to be formal, and each piece is to be written in Canadian English.
Grammar, syntax, spelling, and style must be impeccable.
3. At the top right of the first page of your paper, include the course code, your full
name and student number, and the assignment’s due date.
4. All paragraphs are to be indented and justified.
5. There are to be no title pages, footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies. If you want
to directly cite a small excerpt from the book in your paper, provide the passage in
quotation marks, and then, in brackets directly following the quoted passage,
include the page number, preceded by a ‘p.’ For example, (p. 29).

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