World News Summary 9/19-21
German Democrats defeated in state elections in Berlin. The right wing party now controls 10/16
2 years before he is up for reelection, Putins party wins big in Russian parliament.
Introduction to Philosophy
29 Sep 2016
Philosophy Exam 1
1. Overall, Platos argument in the dialogue of the Euthyphro has much more meaning than just
to establish flaws in the divine command theory of morality. Plato addresse
Thomas Aquinas Summa Contra Gentiles
In 100, Aquinas makes the claim that God does nothing contrary to nature. He gives a
series of claims and metaphors in a logical organization to back this point, formalized below:
1. God does nothin
RR#4 Philosophy of Religion
In part 8, Philo takes on the machine analogy once again. Here, he claims the world could be simply a
random chaotic collection of atoms that just so happen to resemble a machine. Demea rejects this with
MARX: THESES ON FEUERBACH
German political thinker Karl Marx gave Vladimir Lenin the tools he needed for the rise of
communism in Russia. Though Marxism and Communism have some key differences, they agree that
materialism is to
News Summary 1
German chancellor is falling in the polls after allowing Syrian refugees into the country.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the locals are trying to impeach a corrupt government.
In Hungary, a popular state honor to autho
Humes first dialogue between Philo, Cleanthes, and Demea is an appropriate start for his
Natural History of Religion. The question when is the best time to teach a student theology? may not
seem like a topic with
Prof. Michael T. Carper
5 October, 2016
Elaborate the philosophy of your favorite Pre-Socratic from the following list.
Please keep in mind what every Pre-Socratic is after. Notice that some PreSocratics are listed as pairs, req
Let Me Tell You Why Thats Bullshit
As Americans, the concept of saying no, thats bullshit is part of our very foundation.
From revolting against a tyrannical monarchy to calling out Trump on his brilliant
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Q. Describe Aristotles argument for happiness as the supreme good in human life. Then give
one supporting argument for Aristotles view.
A. Aristotles argument for happiness being the su
Case Study 1
1.Throughout history, people have disagreed about moral issues. This isnt true about science, because
science is objective, and people can come to objective agreements. If morality is not like science, and
science is objective,
Abortion is murder, because murder is intentionally killing an innocent person. Therefore,
abortion is wrong.
Explicit premises: Murder is intentionally killing an innocent person; Abortion is murder.
Implicit premises: Murder is wrong; a fetus is conside
26 April 2016
The role of intentions in Kants ethics is absolute. Kant states that nothing can be
conceived in the world, or even be called good without qualification, except good wil