on the one hand, you might try to discuss in abstract terms
the very possibility of systematization in ethics, the nature of moral justification,
the various possible grounds for revising ethical claims, and so on.
On the other hand, you might fry to do t
A valid argument is an argument where its impossible for the premise to be true while the conclusion is
false (in other words: if the premises were true, then the conclusion would need to be true).
Questions about Arguments
Arguing is rational persuasion. This isnt the same thing as fighting, and it isnt the
same thing as merely disagreeing. We argue to rationally convince people that certain
sentences are true.
What are a
1.1 What Normative Ethics Is
How should one live? There are few questions, I think, that are as gripping
and as inescapable as this one. Unlike many of the other classical questions
of philosophy, this question-the central question of moral
ELECTRONICS HONOR CODE
Im aware that Scott Brown has a strong desire to ensure students arent distracted
from classroom activities.
I understand that using electronics during class to do anything other than read
course texts or takes notes would be distra
ngaging the Argument:
bout the methods of philosophical inquiry little consensus can be achieved.
But once we have separated, as best we can, issues of methodological sub
stance from matters of philosophical style, it is likely that Rul
PHIL 1338, Scott Brown, Autumn 2017
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Computers let us interact with each other in new ways, some of which
Justice plays a significant role in the book 1 of Republic and which not only naturally lead to the
construction of basic concept of individual justice but also extend the individual justice to the
justice of whole city, the concentration of Platos justic
Homework Week 2:
a. A satellite failed
b. A solar flare that produced magnetic disturbance
c. That one [magnetic disturbance] occurred shortly before the failure.
A weather satellite failed last week.
[r(e)] SP: A solar flare caused the outage
A. Metabolic effects of nicotine
B. New research shows how nicotine effects the bodys metabolism and can alter weight
gain after quitting smoking.
Research revealed nicotine causes smokers to burn more calories than nonsmokers,
which can explain weight
a. That a solar flare caused the satellite failure.
b. The word speculate is an indirectness flag here.
c. The because is inferential: the subordination is [s].
MP: A solar flare caused the western U. S. weather satellite to fail.
SP: A solar fl
Midterm Review Worksheet Answer Key
Part 1: T/F and Multiple Choice (10 points)
This section will test your basic understanding of the relevant definitions (see the final review sheet for clues about
what to focus on).
Part 2: Argume
An indirectness indicator (suspect) preceding a support flag (since) tells you
an argument is being offered. The fact that the suspicions belong to
investigators is also a general indicator that reasoning may be going on.
An indirectness indic
B. Passages for Analysis
Ukrainian teachers earn vodka; Teachers paid in commodities; Teaching for
Some teachers in western Ukraine are being paid in commodities because the
school district is broke.
Background: the history of prot
HW Week 3
a. One reasoning cue is that there is a conclusion (indirectness) flag, suspect, and a
support flag, since, that pair together pointing toward inferential subordination.
b. The indirectness flag is used in fire department investigators suspec
Week 3 discussion
1. Underperformance was greatest three years following for shares of small firms
because tough pre-listing requirements of both NYSE and AMEX forced a strong
incentive to move before deterioration.
2. It may be time to sell
Week 2 key
The cleanest paraphrase would make this simply an argument for a recommendation:
MP: We should substantially reduce the penalty for robbery.
SP: That would reduce robbers incentive to kill their victims.
SP: The current penalties are
Plato The Republic
3/9/16 11:10 AM
How ought one to live ones life?
you think I (personal pronoun)
Plato: impersonal pronoun, doesnt matter who
o man is a rational social animal
1. Ethics: what people do and why
2. epistemology: study of the accou
Translation and Introduction by
1983 by David Patterson. All rights reserved.
Printed in the United States of America.
The text of this book is composed in photocompo
Religion and Morality
6.1 Does Morality Need Religion?
and a wayJonectify the problem. Living a morally good life is usually
apart, but not all, of theiWfstTEliions teach a
n _-r~_ _,_,_w
affirm e of morality. They also
Is There a Right to Immigrate?
1. The Immigration Question
Every year, close to one million individuals from foreign nations migrate
to the United States legally. But many more are turned away. Individuals
seeking to enter without the permission of the U.
THE PROBLEM OF EVIL
This paper considers briefly the approach to the problem of evil by Alvin Plantinga,
Richard Swinburne, and John Hick and argues that none of these approaches is entirely
satisfactory. The paper then develops a different
Love, by All Accounts
Author(s): Eleonore Stump
Source: Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Vol. 80, No. 2
(Nov., 2006), pp. 25-43
Published by: American Philosophical Association
Stable URL: http:/www.jstor.org/stable/276
North American Philosophical Publications
The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism
Author(s): William L. Rowe
Source: American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct., 1979), pp. 335-341
Published by: University of Illinois Press on behalf
Kelly James Clark
Belief in God (or some form of transcendent Real) has been assumed in virtually every culture throughout
human history. The issue of the reasonableness or rationality of belief in God or particular beliefs about
Journal of Philosophy, Inc.
Author(s): Robert Merrihew Adams
Source: The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 81, No. 7 (Jul., 1984), pp. 392-401
Published by: Journal of Philosophy, Inc.
Stable URL: http:/www.jstor.org/stable/2026294 .