The paper (8-12 pages long) is due Wed., Dec. 10, by 5pm, in my office (Cowell Annex A-106), or by e-mail.
The below topics are suggestions. If you want to write on another topic, feel free to do so. It might be a good idea, however, in that case, to check with me first. (Given that the topics are rather broad, you might want to check with me about your specific idea, anyway, which you are welcome to do.)
These suggested topics are aimed at producing interpretative papers, rather than critical ones--i.e., papers in which the focus is on understanding what Husserl means, rather than attacking (or defending) his views. (This is true even of the second topic, if you think about it.) In general I prefer that kind of paper, but if you have an idea along other lines you can go that way at your own risk. Again, you might want to check with me about the details.
Grading will be based on (1) interestingness and originality of your thesis; (2) carefulness of your reading (whether or not I agree with it); (3) coherence of your argument/explanation (in roughly that order).
You can cite the assigned texts by page number, section number, or however else you find convenient. If you use any other source, make sure you acknowledge it and give enough information that I can find it. There's no need for a separate bibliography or title page.
Obviously--I hope this goes without saying--you should not use sources without citing them! Also needless to say: the paper should be entirely your own work and should be a paper written for this course (i.e., not handed in for credit in any other course).