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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
 
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PHI 105 Week 1 Open-Book Philosophy Quiz
Complete the Open-Book Philosophy Quiz.
Submit your Quiz as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
Open-Book Philosophy Quiz
 
After reading this week’s required readings, take this open-book philosophy quiz. Answer the following questions in paragraph form in 50 to 100 words each. This is a short-answer worksheet, not an essay composition.
 
1.     What is philosophy? Include a brief description of the different branches of philosophy
2.     What is an argument?
3.     Identify which of the following statements are arguments and which are not.  Explain your answer.   
a. God exists.
b. I grew up in a religious family, therefore I believe God exists.
c. God exists, because something must have created the universe.
4.     Identify and define at least two fallacies. Give an example from your personal experience (what you have heard, read, or said) for each fallacy.
5.     Why do we attempt to avoid fallacies?
 
 
PHI 105 Week 1 Short Essay: Pre-Socratic Philosopher
Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence
Select a Pre-Socratic philosopher you feel had the most compelling ideas.
Write a 350- to 700-word essay on the Pre-Socratic philosopher you selected. Introduce your essay with a concise thesis statement, and follow up with supportive arguments. Complete your essay with a logical conclusion.
Include the following in your essay:

  • A summary of your selected philosopher’s ideas

  • Evidence the philosopher used to support his or her arguments

  • An explanation of why you find your selected philosopher’s ideas compelling

  • At least one practical example of one of the philosopher’s ideas


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 2 Socrates Essay
For this assignment, you will choose from the following options:

  • Option 1: Socrates & the Afterlife

  • Option 2: Socrates & Knowledge


Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Assignment Options: Socrates Essay, and select one option to complete the assignment.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
Assignment Options: Socrates Essay
 
For this assignment, you will write a short paper on one of two topics about Socrates. Remember to introduce your topic with a concise thesis statement, and follow up with supportive arguments. Complete your essay with a logical conclusion paragraph.
 
For examples of how to compose a clear essay, refer to the Center for Writing Excellence Writing Wizard: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/grammar/writingwizard.asp
 
 
Option 1: Socrates & the Afterlife
 
Read selections from The Phaedo, available in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Focus on paragraphs 107 to 115a (pp. 437–444).
 
Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay on the following:
 
· Why does Socrates not fear death?
· What are his views on death and the afterlife?
· Do you agree or disagree with Socrates on this topic? 
· Using the Socratic method and The Good Thinker’s Tool Kit, formulate at least one question you would ask Socrates about his views on the afterlife.
 
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
Option 2: Socrates & Knowledge
 
Read Meno, found on p. 56 of Philosophy: The Power of Ideas.
 
Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay on the following:
 
· What are Socrates’s ideas on how we “come to know”?
· What example does Socrates use to prove his point? 
· Do you agree with Socrates’s ideas? 
· Using the Socratic method and The Good Thinker’s Tool Kit, formulate at least one question you would ask Socrates about his views on knowledge.
 
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 3 Augustine and Skepticism
Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence
Write a 350- to 700-word essay assessing Augustine’s three refutations of total skepticism. Remember to introduce your topic with a concise thesis statement and follow up with supportive arguments. Complete your essay with a logical conclusion paragraph.

  • Include a description of the refutations.

  • Provide your opinion on the strength and validity of each.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 3 Modern Metaphysics and Epistemology Promotional Brochure
Four companies—Dualism, Inc., Materialism, Co., Idealism, LLC, and Alternative Views, Ltd.—are competing for the right to claim that they are “The Correct Metaphysical/Epistemological View.”
Select one of these companies, and imagine that you are the company’s head of public relations.
Create a promotional brochure to promote your company’s viewpoint, using the Brochure Builder. In your brochure, acknowledge the other companies’ positions, but present convincing evidence as to why your position is superior and should be chosen for this coveted award.
Submit your brochure to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 4 Comparison Essay
Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence
Write a 350- to 700-word essay comparing Continental, Pragmatic, and Analytic philosophies.
In your essay, include:

  • Examples of the three schools.

  • A definition and description of each school of thought.

  • A comparison between all three schools.

  • At least one example from each that adequately describes the school's position on a topic of your choice.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your essay as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 5 Ethical Theory Comparison Chart
Complete the Associate Level Material: Ethical Theory Comparison Chart.
Submit your chart as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
Ethical Theory Comparison Chart
 
Respond to the prompt for each of the five ethical theories listed. One section on each chart has been filled in as an example.
What is good? (1–2 sentences)




Aristotle – Virtue Ethics


Mill – Utilitarianism


Kant – Deontology


Consequentialism


Noddings – Care Ethics




 


For J.S. Mill, decreasing pain and increasing pleasure is good. However, not all pleasure is the same. Mill argues that intellectual pleasures are superior to bodily pleasures (Mill, Utilitarianism, Chapter 2).


 


 


 




What path or rule do you follow to achieve the good? (1–2 sentences)




Aristotle – Virtue Ethics


Mill – Utilitarianism


Kant – Deontology


Consequentialism


Noddings – Care Ethics




For Aristotle, virtue is the way to achieve the good.  Moral virtue is a state of character and can only be acquired by habit.  In other words, we need to practice being morally virtuous in order to be virtuous.  Aristotle describes moral virtue as a mean.  We act morally, if we do the right thing, at the right time, “with reference to the right objects, towards the right people, with the right motive and in the right way” (Nicomachean Ethics, Book II, 1 and 6; see also Moore and Bruder, 2011, p. 265).


 


 


 


 




Assumptions or requirements (2–4 sentences)




Aristotle – Virtue Ethics


Mill – Utilitarianism


Kant – Deontology


Consequentialism


Noddings – Care Ethics




 


 


 


The first assumption is that after all is said and done, only the results of our actions remain, therefore, the results are what a moral theory should focus on. The second assumption is that we love others as much as we love ourselves. This assumption means that we will act to promote the overall good, so long as that action “does not hurt others more” (Haines, 2006).


 




Provide an example of how this ethical theory might work (5 or more sentences)
 




Aristotle – Virtue Ethics


Mill – Utilitarianism


Kant – Deontology


Consequentialism


Noddings – Care Ethics




 


 


 


 


My best friend comes to me asking for advice. She is having problems in her marriage and just found out she is pregnant. Due to the economic downturn, she may lose her job in the coming months. Her relationship with her husband is strained and is having a serious emotional toll on her. She is considering an abortion. I am the carer and she is the cared-for. I do not consider her unborn child because my friend is the one in immediate pain or peril. I recommend counseling. I also try and gently ask questions to see what options she has and what she has thought about. I do not tell her what I think she should do in this case or what I think is right or wrong. I only ask how I can help her.




 
Works Cited:
Moore, B. N., & Bruder, K. (2011) Philosophy: The power of ideas. (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 5 Ethical Decision-Making Analysis
Resource: Writing Wizard at theCenter for Writing Excellence
 Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay examining five ethical decisions you made recently. Do not feel pressured to disclose deeply personal situations; you can use the types of ethical decisions that come up in everyday life.
Provide the following information for each ethical decision:

  • A brief description of the cause or situation surrounding the need to make a decision.

  • A description of how you came to make the decision you did.

  • Identify which ethical theory best fit your decision-making process at the time. 

  • List the values reflected in the decision you made.

  • Now that you have studied ethics, would you have used a different ethical theory to make that decision? 


Conclude with your essay by answering the following general questions:

  • Is there one ethical theory that you seem to follow most of the time? 

  • Why do you think this is? 


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 6 Comparing Political Philosophy Theories
Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence
Write a 350- to 700-word paper describing the following political philosophy theories:

  • Social contract or contractarian (use at least two philosophers in your description)

  • Classic liberalism or libertarianism (use at least two philosophers in your description)

  • Marxism (use at least one philosopher in your description)

  • Communitarians (use at least one philosopher in your description)

  • Capabilities approach (use at least one philosopher in your description)


Follow your descriptions with a conclusion answering the following questions:

  • How are these theories similar to one another?

  • How are they different from one another?

  • Do you find one philosophy more compelling than the others? If so, why?


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.  
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 6 Final Project Proposal
Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence
Write a 350- to 700-word topic proposal introducing the topic for your final project, which will be due in Week Nine. Your final project will be a slide presentation with speaker notes.
Choose a salient issue of controversy to explore from your community, the nation, or the world.
Include the following in your proposal. You will use this information later in your slide show and speaker notes.

  • Description of the issue of controversy.

  • Discussion of how a feminist or postcolonialist (or both) would describe the roots of the problem

  • Discussion of the political or ethical theories that are in evidence in the controversy

  • Your proposed solution to the problem based on the readings and your own research

  • Description of why you think your approach would solve the problem better than current approaches


Find at least two peer-reviewed sources in the University Library and discuss in your proposal how those sources support or refute your opinions. The following are useful resources that are available on the Multimedia page of the University Library:

  • Issues & Controversies

  • Issues & Controversies in American History

  • Global Issues in Context


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.  
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 7 Comparison Paper
For this assignment, you will write an outline before you write your paper. Use the outline as an organizational tool to help you arrange your thoughts logically. Construct your outline after you have selected your topic and done your initial research.
Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence
Outline your paper using the Thesis Generator at the Center for Writing Excellence; a link is available on the student website. Your outline does not need to have complete sentences, punctuation, or paragraphs.

  • Include some ideas for the following items in your outline:


    • Thesis statement

    • Itemized supportive arguments

    • Conclusion statement


  • Submit a screen shot of your Thesis Generator result.

  • Use the outline as a basic template to organize your ideas and develop this essay.


Write a 700- to 1400-word essay exploring various schools of thought from India, China, or Japan. Select one school of thought each from China, Japan, and India, and identify a prominent thinker from each.

  • Describe each school of thought, setting forth the major principles of each school.

  • Describe your selected thinker’s philosophies as applicable to his/her school of thought.

  • Compare each school to the others from the region.

  • Discuss which school of thought more closely aligns with your own world view and why.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 8 Persuasive Letter
Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence
Choose a person from your own life to address in a letter.
Write that person a 700- to 1400-word persuasive letter explaining how theology and philosophy are different. Use arguments from at least one Christian source, one Muslim source, and one Jewish source.
Write an additional 150- to 300-word paragraph explaining why you selected to address you letter to this individual.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 9 Reading Analysis
Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence
Write two 350- to 700-word essays: the first about one of the readings from Ch. 14 listed below, and the second from one of the readings from Ch. 16 listed below. For each essay, remember to introduce your topics with a concise thesis statement and follow up with supportive arguments. Complete each essay with a logical conclusion.
Choose one of the following readings from Ch. 14 and discuss how your selected reading illustrates the key principles of feminist thought:

  • 14.2: Simone de Beauvoir

  • 14.3: Nancy Chodorow

  • 14.4: Carol Gilligan

  • 14.5: Sandra Harding

  • 14.6: Hélène Cixous

  • 14.7: Sherryl Kleinman


Choose one of the following readings from Ch. 16 and discuss how your selected reading illustrates key principles of postcolonialist thought:

  • 16.1: Léopold Sédar Senghor

  • 16.2: Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 16.3: Carlos Astrada

  • 16.4: Francisco Miró Quesada

  • 16.5: Sonia Saldivar-Hull

  • 16.6: Mohandas K. Ghandi


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word® document to the Assignments tab.
 
 
PHI 105 Week 9 Final Project
Create a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on the topic proposed in Week Six.
Include the following in your presentation:

  • Description of the issue of controversy.

  • Discussion of how a feminist or postcolonialist (or both) would describe the roots of the problem.

  • Discussion of the political or ethical theories that are in evidence in the controversy.

  • Your proposed solution to the problem based on the readings and your own research.

  • Description of why you think your approach would solve the problem better than current approaches.


Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources and include a reference list at the end of the presentation. The following are useful resources that are available on the Multimedia page of the University Library:

  • Issues & Controversies

  • Issues & Controversies in American History

  • Global Issues in Context


Provide detailed speaker notes.
Submit your Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to the Assignments tab.
 
 
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