Social Science – Philosophy

Assignment # 8 for Philosophy Course

Short-Answer Questions 1. (1 pt.) What is your experience with coercive power– either as someone exerting this power or receiving this power? I’m particularly interested in hearing about what our author calls “implicit ad baculums” that can occur through subtle non-verbal cues (p.143). Why are these detrimental to critical thinking? What are ways in which you …

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Assignment # 7 for Philosophy Course

Short-Answer Questions 1. (1 pt.) Explain in your own words why we need to refer to authorities to provide justifications for our beliefs. What are two problems that we may encounter when trying to justify our beliefs by referring to others.  2. (2 pts.) The following argument, drawn from our textbook, is a type of ad hominem argument. Put it …

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Ethics

In this excerpt they debate Singers utilitarian philosophy which allows for Euthanizing children with severe disability.  How do you feel about this decision? Which theory learned in class back you up in your position? Apply three claims to back you up.

Assignment # 3 for Philosophy Course

Short-Answer Questions make it brief 1. (1 pt.) Explain in your own words why you think you should exercise the “principle of charity” when interpreting the arguments of others? Relate it to your personal values. That is, how would exercising the “principle of charity” help you become a better person by your standards? 2. (1 pt.) Reconstruct the following …

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