Discussion

Chicago / Turabian, Philosophy
First, read the excerpt of The Apology:  Socrates' Trial (pages 27 to 31).  Incidentally, the word 'apology' here means 'a speech made in defense of oneself'. To get some background of trial that took place in 399 BCE, 2,400+ years ago, view the lecture of the Yale University professor titled 'Socratic Citizenship:  Plato's Apology'.I ask you to answer Professor Velasquez' questions in the side-bar on page 31 of the textbook:"Is there anything or anyone that is so important to you that you would be willing to die for it or for [that person]? In either case, indicate what is most important to you right now, more important than the other things in your life.  What is it and why is it important to you?  How much of what you have…
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Discussion

Chicago / Turabian, Philosophy
First, consider Ion:After listening to a dramatic reading of Plato's very short and early dialogue at this link,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkgWbg-0OcMI (Links to an external site.)consider the following.  Ion was the Brad Pitt or Will Smith of his time.  Ion was well-known, well-dressed, well-liked, and wealthy.  Ion was a celeb.  Socrates was, well, just a guy with a lot of questions and far fewer accessories - Socrates is described as 'dressing down' in his simple clothes and with no footwear, despite customs in Athens to the contrary.What does Socrates find out from Ion about how much Ion actually knows?What does Socrates say about what Ion purports to know? How do Socrates' interview with Ion tell us something about Plato's view of art, as described briefly on page 340 of our text? Watch Hank…
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Discussion

Chicago / Turabian, Philosophy
First, consider Ion:After listening to a dramatic reading of Plato's very short and early dialogue at this link,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkgWbg-0OcMI (Links to an external site.)consider the following.  Ion was the Brad Pitt or Will Smith of his time.  Ion was well-known, well-dressed, well-liked, and wealthy.  Ion was a celeb.  Socrates was, well, just a guy with a lot of questions and far fewer accessories - Socrates is described as 'dressing down' in his simple clothes and with no footwear, despite customs in Athens to the contrary.What does Socrates find out from Ion about how much Ion actually knows?What does Socrates say about what Ion purports to know? How do Socrates' interview with Ion tell us something about Plato's view of art, as described briefly on page 340 of our text?  Watch Hank…
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Philosophy

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
Can Computers think and understand? Some have thought that if a computer can pass the Turing test, then it has thoughts and can understand language. What is the Turning test? And is passing the Turing test sufficient for showing that a computer can think?  Explain and discuss the Mayan room argument, and discuss its relation to the Turing test. If computers do have thoughts and understanding should we be worried? Make sure the ideas are fully developed and simply explained. Also, make sure the citations include the pages numbers. Make sure to include at least a couple quotes from your source(s), and make sure the quotes are introduced and explained. Use the first person. Make your first sentence engaging. Present your thesis in a way that makes your reader want…
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Mortal dilemma

APA (edition "APA 7"), Philosophy
Articulate a moral dilemma wherein one has to show a specific virtue or virtues (it can be any virtue or virtues including honesty, courage, charity/generosity, compassion, etc.)What is the moral dilemma about?What virtue or virtues should be shown? (You are here selecting the best course of action)Why is that virtue or those virtues to be shown?How should the virtue or virtues be expressed, and why in that manner?Apply Aristotle's golden mean to the dilemma.Tell us how the dilemma involves conflict moral duties (loyalty to community versus to self, professional versus familial duties, national or personal obligations).The dilemma must be a situation in which a choice has to be made.Be sure you told us why your chosen course of action was best.
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Albert Camus: life is ultimately meaningless and any attempt to find or give meaning to life must fail. Once we recognize this futility, we are freed from the anxiety or stress of searching for meaning. Despite the fact that human life has no meaning (nor

MLA, Philosophy
Albert Camus: life is ultimately meaningless and any attempt to find or give meaning to life must fail. Once we recognize this futility, we are freed from the anxiety or stress of searching for meaning. Despite the fact that human life has no meaning (nor even, perhaps, value), we should still live intensely moral lives as did Christian saints and other holy people.  Select one of these three existentialist ideas and compose a short essay (900 - 1200 words) in which you discuss and provide your own opinion on that idea. Do you agree or not? Be sure to explain and defend your opinion. This essay should be entirely in your own words; do not cite any other author's works. A well-written discussion will earn 3 or 4% bonus points…
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Friedrich Nietzsche offers a stark re-evaluation of existing philosophy and religion in his many mid-Nineteenth Century works. In particular, Nietzsche inveighs against Christianity and Kantian thought, suggesting that these systems and worship of science

MLA, Philosophy
Friedrich Nietzsche offers a stark re-evaluation of existing philosophy and religion in his many mid-Nineteenth Century works. In particular, Nietzsche inveighs against Christianity and Kantian thought, suggesting that these systems and worship of science as an alternative to them will simply lead to nihilism.  Offer and defend your own opinion on whether Nietzsche is correct about the rise of nihilism and whether or not his proposed solution is correct.
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Philosophy

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
1. TITLE:  Your paper should have a title page including the title of the paper, your name, the name of the course, the date, the schoolYour title must include the names of the three religions you are using for the purpose of comparing a theme in three religions.  The three religions should include at least one indigenous religion, one Eastern religion, and one Western religion. Example:  Coming of Age Rituals in Hinduism, Judaism, and the Navajo Religion"2. CONTENT:        Your paper should give a summary and brief history of the topic you are addressing in each of the religions and describe similarities and differences among the three groups, giving some evaluation and account of the reasons for and/or consequences of the three different religions approach to your theme…
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case studies forum

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
You are going to discuss one of the case studies in connection with a theorist (Aristotle, Kant, Mill, Rawls, or Nozick). Before embarking on this exercise, review the relevant discussions and previous case studies you've written.Explain how the theorist you chose would evaluate one of the following cases we analyzed: Welfare, Healthcare, Capital Punishment, or Affirmative Action?
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capital punishment case analysis

APA (edition "APA 6"), Philosophy
If you have not done so, be sure to read the Case Analysis Structure Overview.In this case analysis you have five tasks: Explain your understanding of the case. Give a thorough, philosophical exegesis of the relevant aspects of Kant, the ACLU and Van den Haags argumentsPresent an argument applying the relevant philosophers to the case at hand. This should include an account of what each philosopher would argue should happen to Bob.Present an argument explaining why one of the philosophers can be viewed as offering a more successful solution to the case at hand. In ONE paragraph, explain how you think we should treat Bob.CaseConsider Bob. Bob was raised by wolves (literally dont ask me how). Although his IQ would probably be normal, there is no way to test it,…
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