Philosophy Paper

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
Topics for your Essay, Choose A or BEssay Length tips--To answer these topics completely, it takes about 2 pages8-10 paragraphs. Use the topic questions and the scoring rubric to see if your draft responds fully to all parts of the question. A complete, thoughtful answer is more important than word count.Topic AIn this essay you will address the controversy between free will and determinism. You will go deeper into the problem of determinism by choosing whether it is the predictability or the unpredictability of our actions that poses a bigger threat to free will. Using passages from the textbook, explain in detail what determinism is and why determinism threatens the idea of free will.Now consider these two opposite points of view about our ability to predict behavior:Everything you do is…
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Philosophy

MLA, Philosophy
Read the assigned reading from the chapter. Then choose ONE of the questions below to answer. Answer the question you chose in a response that is a minimum of 1-2 paragraphs. Be sure to explain your answers and give reasons for your views1. Do you agree with Rowe that it seems unlikely that all instances of intense human and animal suffering lead to greater goods? And do you think that if all that suffering does lead to greater goods, that "an omnipotent, omniscient being could not have achieved at least some of those goods without permitting the instances of suffering that lead to them"?2. According to Hick, what is the "soul-making process"? Is it, as he says, of such great value that it justifies all the human and animal suffering…
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Plato beautiful city argument

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
The specific assignment is to reconstruct an argument as it is made by Plato, subjecting it to an analysis to show whether you think it works or not. This means subjecting it to a validity test (if deductive) or evaluation of its strength (if inductive), based upon the evidence it presents in its premises in support of its conclusion. Then, if you agree that the argument is a good one, try to imagine what someone who wished to criticize the argument would say in response to it, in an attempt to undermine it, and then respond to the criticism, by showing why you do or do not still think that the argument is a good one. Alternatively, if you think that the initial argument youve presented isnt a good one,…
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Platonic Philosophy in Contemporary Culture

Philosophy, Undergraduate
It is all too tempting to read the Republic as an antiquated piece of fiction. I hope that students are realizing that the basic issues and challenges that all societies face do not change through time and across space; the only things that change are the unique ways particular societies confront them. The struggle to live the ethical life is a struggle relevant for all times and places; this assignment is designed to get students to see how that struggle is manifesting in contemporary culture. Students are to write a short essay relating central concepts from Platos Republic to contemporary culture. Essays should first present Platos perspective on the issue using adequate textual support. Once this is accomplished, students must relate and compare his views to those of contemporary culture.…
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Freedom and Happiness

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
How is it possible that people cannot be happy as long as they and everyone around them have the freedom to act as they choose? Provide examples in which someone else's freedom has kept you from being happy. Share any restrictions on your happiness that have been intended to keep you happy, but have actually prevented you from being happy. Where do you think the line should be when it comes to balancing freedom and happiness?Read and respond to two classmates' posts contrasting your answers with theirs.
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Ethics and Religion

APA (edition "APA 7"), Philosophy
Ethics and ReligionThere is no religion without ethics, and for many people, there is no ethics without religion.Please do some general research on religious principles. Religious principles are the basics upon which a religion is founded. The Christian Ten Commandments' "Thou shalt not kill" is a religious principle, as is the Five Pillars of Islam's Shahadah. There are many, many more sets of religious principles across history. You can start with Google, but you should end up narrowing your search in our online library.Think about this as you browse: What commonalities do you notice between most or all sets of religious principles? What do scholars say about connections between them? When something stands out as unique among religious principles, why is that? Take notesboth for informational and for citations.After you've…
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Philosophy

Philosophy, Undergraduate
Touchstone 1: Philosophical Reflection EssayASSIGNMENT: Write a 3-4 page (approximately 700-1000 words) reflection essay about the impact of the philosophical mindset and Ancient Greek philosophy on your own views.In order to foster learning and growth, all essays you submit must be newly written specifically for this course. Any recycled work will be sent back with a 0, and you will be given one attempt to redo the Touchstone.A. Assignment GuidelinesDIRECTIONS: As reported in Platos account The Apology, Socrates famously claimed at his trial that The unexamined life is not worth living. In this course, you have had the opportunity to examine your own life and reality through the thoughts of the Ancient Greek philosophers. The purpose of this touchstone assignment is for you (1) to engage with the philosophical ideas…
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Ethical discussion

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
Answer 1 of the 2 questions. I prefer #21. Keeping the information from this week's reading in mind, suppose you had to make the following decision: You are forced to choose between saving the life of your 5 year-old beloved miniature poodle that you have had since he was a puppy, or an adult male in his late 30s that you have never meet, and whom you know nothing about.  You can only save one. Who would you save and why? What would you say to someone who argued you are making an immoral decision? What would you think of someone who choose differently than you did?2.You are at your friend Max's house eating pizza, and Max gets into an argument with your other friend Casey. Max is eating pepperoni…
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UNIT V Essay

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
For this assignment, please answer the following questions in a short paper that is no less than two pages in length and isdouble spaced. Please be sure that any references or citations used are in APA format.For this paper, I want you to be the immigrant. I want you to answer two basic questions. First, what would it take to makeyou pull up your roots and leave home, leave family, leave the U.S.? What sorts of conditions would have to exist for youto do that? Second, how would you cope with living in a foreign land, with people you do not know, with people who resentyou being there, and with
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Unit III Essay

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
Unit III EssayFor this assignment, please answer the following questions in a short paper that is no less than two pages in length and isdouble spaced. Please be sure that any references or citations used are in APA format.In Love Your Enemy: Sex, Power, and Christian Ethics, Karen Labacqz calls attention to the fact that places of deepintimacy and places that should be safe for women may be very dangerous. She also examines how our culture eroticizesdominance. In such an environment, she suggests women have to approach men with a hermeneutic of suspicion. Whatdo you think of her proposal? Where do her ideas challenge your thinking?
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