PHILOSOPHY 61 - SECOND PAPER ASSIGNMENT

PHILOSOPHY 61 - SECOND PAPER ASSIGNMENT - PHILOSOPHY 61:...

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PHILOSOPHY 61: MORAL ISSUES SECOND PAPER Due Date for paper : Wednesday, 4/21/10, in class. I will not accept late papers unless you have an excused absence (arranged in advance). Papers should be at least 4 pages, and not more than 6 (double-spaced, size 12 font, 1" margins) pages. The Topics Using the textbook and citing relevant authors, readings, and page numbers we’ve covered, when necessary, choose one (1) of these topics and compose an argumentative essay that answers the following questions: 1. DEATH PENALTY : Explain (what you think) the best TWO arguments in favor of the moral permissibility of the death penalty are (e.g., retribution, deterrence, utilitarian or Kantian considerations, or some other argument). Mention at least one argument from the readings we covered on the death penalty (Gregg v. Georgia, Van den Haag, or Reiman) and cite the page. Do you think that either or (both) of these arguments can overcome objections, or are either of them (or both) not sufficient to justify the death penalty? Why or why not?
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