Learning Goal: I’m working on a philosophy writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.1) Explain Aristotle’s doctrine of the mean and whether this doctrine provides guidance when deciding what you ought to do. Compare this level of guidance with the position advanced either by Kant or Mill.- Discuss what the doctrine of the mean is meant to explain.- Briefly, note what it means for a moral principle to be action-guiding, and note why this is said to be an important feature of an ethical theory.- Hint: It could look something this- Action situation: A1 , A2, A3. Which do I choose? Why should I choose one option over the others?- We want a principled method for choosing between A1-A3, meaning that we want a method for choosing such that it generally prescribes morally right actions across a wide range of situations.- We also want a feasible or actionable method.- Explain the idea of action-guidance further by showing how Kant’s procedure for assessing maxim’s (or Mill’s greatest happiness principle) is able to guide an agent’s action.- Compare Aristotle’s doctrine of the mean to Kant’s procedure for assessing maxim’s (or Mill’s greatest happiness principle) in terms of how useful they are in guiding an agent’s action.
Learning Goal: I’m working on a philosophy writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Using the Human Development Reports, available online at Human Development Reports URL (Links to an external site.) and other sources from national and international organizations, your team will write a short report (about 1000 words). In this report, for your selected country, your team will consider progress or setbacks for women in terms of education, for the last 20 years. The data from the 2020 Human Development Report is the most recent Report. You should take into consideration tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and Dashboards 1-2-3. If needed, you could also consult the Statistical Annex of the 2019 Human Development Report, as well, as the 2018 Human Development Report, or you can use similar tables from other reports, as appropriate. Other useful sources as a guide to update information: Neft, N. and A.D. Levine. 1997. Where Women Stand: An International Report on the Status of Women in 140 Countries. New York: Random House.Aspects to include in your team report:Laws governing education in your selected country: is elementary education free? Is it compulsory?
Public vs. private spending in education?
Percentage of GDP and of government budget assigned to education?
Differences between men and women in terms of literacy rates, enrollment figures by levels, average years of schooling
Majors selected by females vs. males at the university level
Primary school dropout
Population at least with secondary education
Other relevant facts, as appropriate
Write a three-to-five page, double spaced essay that applies the reflective thinking model and the categories of bias to the trial and to the jurors in the film 12 Angry Men. How do the different characters exemplify different aspects of the process of reflective thinking? How do some of them illustrate different kinds of bias? As this is a scholarly essay, support your treatment of the topic by quoting text and citing it. Demonstrate your philosophical familiarity with the issues, terminology, and texts of what we have already studied.
Summary or explanation of the theory. Include
quotations from the source material in the textbook (around 2 pages)
Evaluation of case study using ethical theory
Include other information to support your position
Include one counter argument and how you respond
to that argument
Works cited page. A works cited page should only include works
you actually cite. Clearly one entry will be the textbook and passage you
selected. Other works might be articles
in Phil. Encyclopedias, etc, that help as you formulate your understanding and
evaluation. The Works cited page is NOT part of the 6-8 page length of the
Here are the style/structure requirements for the term paper:
Format: Any (MLA, APA…choose your favorite)
Type of writing: expository/argumentative
Don’t forget this! – Perfect grammar and spelling is expected for college-level writing.
Length: 4 double spaced pages…no less than four full pages, #12
Submitting: DUE DATE – 11pm Friday July 2
Here is the topic for the term paper:
What Would a Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like? – Chapter 13 in the textbook
Papers should be argumentative. Carefully study the chapter and summarize it in your own words. Your essays should be clear and concise. If you are unsure how to start writing, you can begin with a brief description of the chapter and explain Rachel’s answer to this question. The body of your paper should then develop an argument that supports your view. You are welcome to agree or disagree with the author’s position…just be sure to either support or criticize that position with reasons and an argument. Sum up the ideas presented in the paper in a clear conclusion.
College-level writing requires skill and should represent a high level of critical thinking. Do not write a ‘one-sitting, informal, stream-consciousness type’ paper (it shouldn’t read like a casual email to a friend). Make sure your ideas are clear and well-supported. Ask yourself if you are making any unwarranted assumptions.
You are welcome to use sources outside of the textbook to inform or enhance your writing, but a minimum number of references is not required. Just be sure to avoid any form of plagiarism and be sure to note your sources. Also, feel free to speak in the first person.
Please select a question from the list below, and make sure to clearly state the question you are answering at the start of your essay. It should be between 1000-1500 words. The essay doesn’t need to use a particular style of formatting or referencing. All that is important is that they are clearly written throughout (and references are given somewhere, where appropriate.
1. Does one need to appeal to God and religion in order to make sense of an objective morality?
2. What is the Euthyphro dilemma, and what problem does it pose for divine command ethical theory?
3. Describe, and critically evaluate, at least one version of the social contract theory of morality.
4. What is the prisoners’ dilemma, and what, if anything, does it tell us about the relationship between pursuing our own self-interest and engaging in social cooperation?
5. What is moral expressivism, and how does it differ from a moral error theory? In what sense are these views forms of moral anti-realism?
6. What is moral relativism, and what kinds of considerations motivate such a view? Are any of these considerations persuasive?
Please see instructions below
6. Assignment on Other Minds
After you’ve read the chapter and watched the video, I’d like you to take a stab at answering the question at the heart of the problem of other minds. Namely, is there any way to tell whether other people have conscious minds like you? If you think there is a way, explain how. If you think there’s no way to tell, explain why not. You may also want to consult the handout on other minds that I posted in the handouts section.
Your write up should be 250 to 400 words,
If possible, please complete your write-up in an MS Word document and upload it to Blackboard. But if you don’t have MS Word that’s okay. In that case, you can just click the ‘write submission’ button in Blackboard and then write your submission in the field provided. It is not necessary to do any research for this beyond the materials I’ve assigned.
Let me know if you have any questions
This assignment has two parts. Both parts will be completed in the same attached Unit VI Homework Template.
Part 1: Imagine someone who believes gravity is not a real force in nature. Using the Unit VI Assignment template, write at least two to four paragraphs explaining to this person that gravity is a real force in nature. Note that you will be defending a very specific conclusion: Gravity is a real force of nature. Your assignment must address and demonstrate an understanding of the following concepts: scientific explanation, theory, and the scientific method (observation, experiment, and measurement).
Part 2: After writing your paragraphs, fill out the premises in the attached template.
Adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment. APA formatting, however, is not necessary. No more than 15–20% of your assignment should include outside information. The idea is to use some evidence to help defend your argument.
Learning Goal: I’m working on a philosophy writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Feminist philosophers of science are criticised that their standpoint toward
science is blinded by a lack of objectivity because of their political stance in
support of feminism. Explain the key features of feminist philosophy of science,
ensuring that you also include a comment on the aforementioned critique.