“If you believe that there is a God who is all-powerful, all-knowing, and concerned with justice and the well-being of humanity, explain how there can be so much evil and suffering in the world. Pursue as far as you can the responses and objections to one of the various attempts to answer the problem of evil.”
1) An introduction to the topic—explaining its relevance
2) Your thesis clearly stated
3) The scope of your paper—explaining what you will and will not be covering—and why
4) A brief list of resources (bibliography) that you will be utilizing
Think about the following thought experiment and reply to the questions below.
Beings from another planet arrive on Earth aboard a spaceship about the size of Texas. As it turns out, there are approximately 10 million of our galactic neighbors on the ship. Many of us wonder what they are like, but, surprisingly, the travelers from another planet are not much different from us: they are bipedal (i.e., they walk upright on two legs), they have identical physical features as their human counterparts, and appear to have capacities for language and morality (i.e., they speak many of our languages and display empathy toward each other). However, there are some shocking differences: the space travelers are much more advanced in terms of rationality, conscious awareness, and intelligence. It is also clear from the technology they possess that they can do many more things than we humans conceive of as possible (e.g., tele-transportation, mind reading, medical devices that quickly repair injuries to their bodies, medicines that eradicate diseases in seconds, etc).
The purpose of their trip is to colonize Earth because the planet they left behind is no longer habitable. And because they possess superior mental capacities and technology, they intend to make use of us as their laborers to remake Earth in the image of their former society. They also plan to use us for scientific experiments (given our physical similarities) and as a possible source of nutrition (they really like human flesh!). We may resist, but our efforts would be futile. For the colonizers, the moral arithmetic is clear: harming and killing us humans to continue and advance their own species/society is maximally beneficial.
What do you think about all of this? Would the space travelers be justified doing this? Would it be morally permissible for the beings from another planet to use us as a resource (i.e., a means to an end)? Why or why not?
The attachment Business Ethics Questions has two case’s. The first case is the other attachment called Case 1. The second case is the pdf that is linked in the description.
5 pages double spaced, times new roman please
The pdf is for Case 2
1. Wright a summary of content and methods used in the chronological development of metaphysics.
2. Choose a philosopher from the ancient, medieval, or modern period then discuss and compare his distinct metaphysical teaching and method with Martin Heidegger (a representative of contemporary sources of metaphysics). Since Heidegger is an existentialist, you must also cover the elements or themes of existentialist “philosophy”/movement from his metaphysical views.. For further knowledge on Existentialism, use an additional web source: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy and click “existentialism.”
3. For the Conclusion: After recalling the shift of metaphysical views from ancient to contemporary and making comparison between your favorite philosopher and Heidegger, do you think that the existentialist or contemporary metaphysics able to resonate with modern mindset as you choose to explain ANY of the following topics of concerns about the current nature of reality: 1) fake news on reality brought about by social media, 2) lingering questions on God’s existence which tended to cause the dwindling or dying faith of believers, 3) fear from rapid decline of human life, 4) problem of evil like pandemic crisis and human depression, war and violence, racial injustice, etc. Which philosophical insight did you learn from our course in general (your takeaway) and how would you apply this to your own metaphysical outlook in life? Explain.
1) Find an example of a fallacy used in popular advertising or any persuasive text. Upload the image/words or provide a link.
2) Identify the fallacy and why you think that this particular type of advertisement represents the fallacy that you have chosen.
This week, you have been listening to voices from the ideas of feminism. For some, this may be a motivation, and for some, this may be a challenge to your present world-view. Speak to the idea of feminism from your perspective and what you are learning from it. Answer/address the following:
1. How did you define feminism before this week’s material? Has your definition changed? If the ideas of feminism are a challenge to you or a comfort to you, why?
2. Do you call yourself a feminist? Why or why not? Would you answer differently based on the friends and/or family who would hear your answer?
3. What is the most important issue facing feminism and/or gender equality right now?
4. What do you wish another gender knew about what it is like to be you?
5. Optional: Is there any personal experience you want to share that is related to these issues?
You should create an initial post of at least 350 words
Choose at least two philosophers from this week’s readings and take notes on the readings. You must have at least 2.5 pages of words. Philosophers for the week (Ayn Rand, Philippa Foot, Carol Gilligan, and Peggy Orenstein)
Things you may want to include:
make a distinction between concepts you understand and those you don’t
show any concepts that are mind-blowing or mind-hurting (don’t worry–no one understands everything they read)
explain why this philosopher is important
connect these ideas to your life: can you incorporate these ideas to make your life better; do these ideas make you question, or do they clarify anything for you?
Link to textbook
Words of Wisdom: Intro to Philosophy | OER Commons
For this forum, you will be writing about a disease or disorder that affects the respiratory OR urinary system. Be sure that the posting is at least 150 words in length to earn credit. The title of your posting should be the disease or disorder you are writing about.
Information such as cause, signs or symptoms, treatment, and prognosis can be included. At least TWO references must be used. To earn full credit, please list the resources you used at the end of your initial post. DO NOT COPY/PASTE information. Doing so (even with reference) will result in a score of zero. Your post should be written in your own words.
This week, in addition to completing the project, you are reading/watching Rosseau, Bentham, Mill, and Singer. Because philosophy is always relevant to any time period in history, this is true of our current time. Much of the debate surrounding Covid-19 is what we owe one another. As an individual in America, how much of my own individual freedoms do I give up in order to protect others? What do I want others to give up to protect me?
Answer/address the following:
1. Explain Rosseau’s Social Contract Theory. If you need to look outside of your textbook readings for this week, tell what source you read in order to understand the theory.
2. How does this theory apply to Covid-19 lockdowns, masks, and vaccines?
3. Do you think it would be helpful if more people understood the philosophical foundation of the Social Contract Theory? Could we have more rational discussions about the balance between freedom and protection?
4. Since Covid-19 became such a huge part of our lives, have your views changed of certain people in your life? Do you have relationships that are strained because of a difference of opinion about how much freedom we should give up in order to have government protections?
Link to textbook https://www.oercommons.org/courses/words-of-wisdom-intro-to-philosophy
You should create an initial post of at least 400 words.
For 25 pts, did you:
show analysis of the given questions or issue?
include pertinent information from text or outside reading?
write with unity and coherence?
include a personal voice and personal insight about the issue at hand?
answer all questions asked?
meet your word count?
Your reflection should be a minimum of 2.5-3 pages (MLA format). In a document saved in Word or PDF, answer or elaborate on the following (you may use one paragraph for each numbered set of questions: for example, one paragraph for number one, etc.):
1. Overview: In your own words, explain what you learned this week from the textbook readings or from the course assignments (discussion, reading journals, etc.). If someone asked you what you studied this week, what could you tell that person?
2. Project: What did you learn about yourself while completing the project? Are you frustrated with the material or with the topic you chose? Are you proud of yourself for reading real philosophy?
3. Philosopher: Tell whether you like the philosopher you chose for your project topic. Would you be friends with this person? What questions do you wish you could ask him/her?
4. Reflection: Is there anything you read or learned this week that has made you rethink your ideas or views on an issue? Did you have conversations about the material with friends or family members?
5. Clarification: Is there any concept that just does not make sense to you or that needs clarification?
Link to textbook and topics for the week https://www.oercommons.org/courses/words-of-wisdom-intro-to-philosophy
35.John Stuart Mill
56.Peter Singer, “Effective Altruism” from TED Talks