Write a brief criticism of the theory you explained

Assignment Help Other Subject
Reference no: EM132184392 , Length: word count : 1000

Final Writing Assignment Instructions

Write a 4-6 page (typed, double spaced, 1000-1400 words) paper that completes both of the following steps. The paper is due on Ilearn at the end of the exam week. Late papers will lose 1/2 letter grade for every day they are late.

The syllabus has info on how the papers are graded. There is a link at the top of our Ilearn page about how to write "Philosophical Argument Reconstructions" that will help you write good philosophy papers.

Part 1

Write a brief (2-2.5 pages) exegesis of one of the philosophical theories listed below.

An "exegesis" is just an explanation that uses simple terms, illustrative examples, and points out aspects of the idea being explained. When writing an exegesis use your own words.

Imagine that you are speaking or writing to a friend who knows only a little about philosophy and that friend needs to understand the concept you are writing about.

Be careful that you do not commit plagiarism in this section of your paper. Note that you do not need to do -and in many cases should avoid doing- any research outside of reading the textbook. When you do refer to the ideas in the textbook, cite them in APA style.

-Al Ghazali's arguments for the Philosophical Skeptic's conclusion that we know nothing

-Descartes' Cogito Ergo Sum argument

-Lucretius' Atomism/Materialism

-Berkeley's Criticisms of Materialism

-Berkeley's Idealist metaphysics (all that exists are ideas in our minds

-Russell's position on sense data and real objects

-Libertarianism (about free will)

-Hard Determinism

-Soft Determinism/Compatibilism

-Midgely's Criticisms of Moral Isolationism and Cultural Relativism

-Mill's arguments that we should always follow the Utility Principle

-Thomson's claim that there is a morally relevant difference between pushing the fat man off the bridge and throwing the switch.

-Iris Marion Young's explanation of oppression

-Taylor's argument that life is objectively meaningless

-Wolf's theory about projects of worth

-Sartre's theory of Existentialism

-Epictetus' Stoic account of the good life

-Epicurus' account of the good life

Step 2:

Write a brief criticism of the theory you explained. Your criticism can come entirely from your own mind, from things I said in class, or from things other authors said in our textbook.

But if you refer to other authors' criticisms and agree with them, make sure to say why you agree and make sure to properly cite your sources using APA format.

Reference no: EM132184392

Describe the steps the counselor should follow

Describe the limits of confidentiality that must be considered. Justify whether or not the counselor would need to break confidentiality. Describe the steps the counselor shou

Technology for global business success

How can technology support a manager in making employees a vital element of the value chain? Critically discuss the trends in use of technology for global business success?

How well we resolve the disputes that determines

Disputes occur at various stages throughout our lives. It is often how well we resolve these disputes that determines whether we will be successful, especially in our busine

What strategies would help overcome the challenges

Identify a general approach for facilitating the customer over the telephone. What are possible challenges in the given situation? What strategies would help you overcome th

How are the elderly treated in foraging societies

How are the elderly treated in foraging societies? Is there any variation, or are the old considered to be useless entities that cannot hunt or gather? How are the elderly

Question regarding the consultant presentation

Wide Horizons Travel Agency Inc. has recently acquired Vista Travel LLC as part of a multimillion dollar expansion plan.  Several of the employees from Vista were moved to t

Determine what a potential terrorist target may be

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Determine what

Summarize each family planning option

Summarize each family planning option including its perfect use and typical use statistics, how it works, advantages, disadvantages, and note if a prescription is required

Reviews

Write a Review

 
Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd