PHI 208 ASH Material PHI 208 Entire Course PHI 208 Week 1 DQ 1 What is Philosophy? What is Philosophy Most people have views that are strongly influenced and informed by philosophy, often without realizing it. Identify a view you have—whether on politics, religion, science, culture, or even the media and entertainment—that might be regarded as being related to philosophy. What kind of reasons do you have for holding that belief? What figure from the history of philosophy section do you think might have some views that are similar, or at least relevant, to your own? Explain why you chose that particular figure. • PHI 208 Week 1 DQ 1 What is Philosophy?PHI 208 Week 1 DQ 2 Justifying BeliefsPHI 208 Week 2 DQ 1 Ethics and RelativismPHI 208 Week 2 DQ 2 Animal Rights
PHI 208 ASH Material PHI 208 Week 1 DQ 2 Justifying Beliefs PHI 208 Week 2 Assignment Famine, Affluence, and Morality Peter Singer – “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” • Justifying Beliefs • Many philosophers insist that our most strongly held beliefs should be examined and critically evaluated. Using the required text and outside sources, explain what philosophers mean when they say that beliefs need justification? What is the importance of subjecting our beliefs to critical scrutiny?
PHI 208 ASH Material PHI 208 Week 2 DQ 1 Ethics and Relativism PHI 208 Week 2 DQ 2 Animal Rights Animal Rights Do human beings have any obligations to animals in terms of their treatment? If it is wrong to treat animals cruelly, why is it not wrong to eat them? Explain if, and how, you think humans can find a balance between treating animals ethically while also raising them for food and for other reasons, such as the testing of pharmaceuticals. • Ethics and Relativism
PHI 208 ASH Material PHI 208 Week 3 Assignment The Euthyphro by Plato PHI 208 Week 3 DQ 1 The Limits of Skepticism The Limits of Skepticism • Euthyphro – PlatoIn the Euthyphro, Socrates and Euthyphro discuss the concept of piety/holiness. This essay will not only test your ability to recognize and engage philosophical concepts and analysis, but also brings you into the dialogue
PHI 208 ASH Material PHI 208 Week 3 DQ 2 Truth and the Limits of Knowledge PHI 208 Week 4 DQ 1 Proof of God's Existence Proof of God’s Existence • Truth and the Limits of Knowledge
PHI 208 ASH Material PHI 208 Week 4 DQ 2 The Turing Test PHI 208 Week 5 Assignment Final paper The existence of God Final Argumentative Paper • The Turing Test • Present three specific questions that you
PHI 208 ASH Material PHI 208 Week 5 DQ 1 The Meaning of Life PHI 208 Week 5 DQ 2 Philosophy and Society Philosophy and Society • The Meaning of Life