ou should examine in some detail one of the claims (or a set of related claims) advanced by the author; for instance, you may consider some of the following questions: 1. Why does the author think she needs to make that claim? Is the claim plausible? 2. What argument does the author offer? Is the argument sound? 3. Can you think of examples that corroborate (or, on the other hand, challenge) the argument? 4. Can you think of a different argument in support of the same claim? 5. How does the author’s position compare to that of other authors (Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Tolstoy, Bell)? Which seems more plausible, and why?