Writing Assignment 6
March 9th 2015
Im going to argue Gods existence with the ontological argument. The
ontological argument was created by St. Anslem, who was alive from 1033-1099.
Anselm was born in what is now Italy and was the most famous
Nagel relates the saying What you dont know cant hurt you to rejecting a
counterargument to his theory on death. Nagel states this saying is false by using an example of a
man. He states that if a man is betrayed by his friends, r
Humes Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Cleanthes begins his argument about the existence of God by telling Demea to think
about every part of the world. He claims that the entire Earth is similar to a giant machine that is
The Subliminal Man
Dear Better Business Bureau,
Franklin should be allowed to return the car where he bought it because he bought the car
without a clear conscious and without meaning or the intent to buy it. All around the city,
The fulfillment view is, according to Wolf, a way to seek pleasure. The design for the
best possible life rests exclusively on the question of how a person can live their life and obtain
the best quality character. In th
Turings Imitation Game
Imitation game instructions:
First, you need three people: a man (person A), a woman (person B), and an interrogator (person
C) who can be a man or woman. The interrogator is put in a separate room than persons A and
Class notes for Chapter 34
1. Define and explain each of the three objective doctrines of salvation: union
with Christ, justification, and adoption.
Union with Christ: The person and Jesus, in the process of salvation, are counted as
Class notes for Chapter 22
1. How do the Old and New Testaments compare in their understanding of sin
and its effects?
Both say its very serious and problematic. The Old tends to focus on how much God
hates sin and the New looks at how
Class notes for Chapter 29
As you consider the Holy Spirit, what reasons can you give for studying
his person and work?
The Spirit is the person who is here with us on earth, in a sort of tangible
sense. We need to know Him for the
Class notes for Chapter 28
1. How does Paul regard Christs death in his New Testament writings?
As a means of fulfilling a law under which humanity was already bound. He also
portrays Jesus as being in line with God totally in their ac
Class notes for Chapter 30
1. Trace the work of the Holy Spirit during the Old Testament era. What do you
learn about the Spirit from his action during that era?
For starters, if we believe (and I do) that the repeated OT phrase The Sp
Class notes for Chapter 31
1. Why are there so many details on which conceptions of salvation differ?
Probably in part because people love to argue. More than that, though, how we view
our salvation changes how we live. If Jesus paid o
Class notes for Chapter 33
1. What is the role of effectual calling in the salvation of an individual?
It is a special, perhaps supernatural event which works towards bringing about the
salvation of a person.
2. Why is effectual callin
Where Am I?
Dennett assigns the name Yorick to be his surgically removed brain that is in the vat in
the Houston hospital. He assigns the name Hamlet to be his body that is sitting in the chair at
the Houston hospital. Fortinbras is the
Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
In the case of Jones-sub-4, a man (Jones), is faced with a decision to make about which
company he is going to give money to. Jones is a very wealthy and powerful man, so the
company he c
Writing Assignment 5
March 2nd, 2015
Free will is an illusion of the mind. DHolbach, a leading philosopher , also
believes that free will is an illusion. We are not making choices, even though we think
we are, because it has to do with our su
PHIL 1002 Introduction to Philosophy
University of Minnesota
Weekly Assignment #3 (100 points total)
Assignments must be uploaded to the Weekly Assignment #3 link on the course
webpage in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Due 11pm on Monday, Feb. 1
Writing Assignment Four
February 23rd, 2015
The theory that I believe in is the Dualism theory of the mind and body. What led
the philosopher Descartes to the dualism of the mind and body was his famous quote
I think, therefore I am. Descarte
Weekly Assignment #1
valid, modus ponnens
valid, modus tollens
invalid, denying the antecedent
valid, reduction ad absurdum
a) John is wrong because Mary told me th
Writing Assignment #7
Monday March 6th, 2015
Explain the difference between Kant and Mills moral philosophies. Which do you find
more plausible and why? If you find neither plausible, explain why.
Immanuel Kant was as German philosopher whom
Writing Assignment 11
Monday, April 27th 2015
What does Mill mean by the tyranny of the majority? How and why does he think we
should guard against it?
To be able to explain the tyranny of the majority discussed by Mill I have start
Writing Assignment 10
Monday April 20th, 2015
Explain the significance of Platos allegory of the cave. Why does he oppose a
democratic system of government?
Platos was a very well known Greek philospher from 2,400 years ago. Plato
looked at t
Writing Assignment 9
Monday, April 13th 2015
How does Judith Jarvis Thomson argue for the right to have an abortion in the case
where contraceptive measures fail? Do you agree with her argument? Explain your
answer, considering possible objec
Philosophy Assignment #2
Knowledge is not simply a true belief because we need justification for
knowledge because there might be different possible cases of knowledge. An
example of this would be a scientist saying that water or H20 is co
Humes Dialogues Part X and XI
Philo begins his argument with an analogy of a house or palace that did not have one
room that was functioning well or did not contain any problems. The house had all sorts of issues
with the windows, doors,
The Self and the Future
Williams begins by saying that an experimenter in power tells him he is going to be
tortured tomorrow. Williams expects us to be frightened and very apprehensive about tomorrow.
The experimenter adds on by tellin
Descartes Meditation VI
Descartes argument from divisibility is outlined in his writings in Meditation VI and is as
follows, in standard form:
1. All things extended are divisible (its possible to divide matter into parts).
2. The mind
Class notes for Chapter 32
1. How would you differentiate between the perspectives of the Calvinists and
Calvinists think that God chose long ago who would be saved and who wont, and all
of time is planned out minutely. Armi