INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Study Questions #1
1. What is reasoning? Using reliable information to determine if a conclusion is valid
2. Explain the difference between inductive, deductive, abductive, and analogical
arguments. Give an example of ea
Mid Term Chapters 1-4
Think about it questions are not in Chapter 1 so I answered 2 questions for understanding.
1. What was Homers View of the order of the world?
In the view of the Greek poet Homer, Nature was sentient, filled with portent
4). The moral argument would be that most hearing parents would abort the baby
because they are unable to take care of the baby because their whole life will change due
to the fact the have to learn sign languag
1,a). Sparrows argument is that we cannot assume as hearing people that we are better
than a deaf people or that the hearing culture is better than the deaf culture. Many
hearing people think that deafness causes
1). Study number 4 is about how the took inmates and mental dysfunctional group
of people between 18-39 who had nothing wrong with them but acne and put them
through tests with a drug of Tri-A. This is so they
1,a). Rachaels arguments that killing is not worse than letting die, which is true, in
the fact that, the only reason that people think that killing is so bad is because we
see it on the news and it spun into
Abortion and Infanticide
Author(s): Michael Tooley
Source: Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Autumn, 1972), pp. 37-65
Published by: Wiley
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1) They both pledge to use their art/skill for the better of humankind. They both also pledge to do
no harm, not repeat things they hear in private conversations or within patients private homes,
and they vow to pass down the knowledge that they have to o
What is the distinction between passive and active euthanasia?
Passive: withdrawing treatment with the intention of causing the patients death
Active: intentional act of causing a patients death
What are voluntary, nonvoluntary, and involuntary euthanas
What characteristics are typically attributed to God?
a. Omnipotent (all-powerful)
b. Omniscient (all-knowing)
c. Omnibenevolent (loving/good)
d. Eternal/ Infinite
What are theism, deism, atheism, agnosticism, and pantheism?
a. Theism belief in a G
1.) What is Reasoning?
a. Process of rational thought, using statements we call reasons (which we know to be
true) to support another statement. We give some other statements (we call reasons)
which are true (or that we believe are true) and sya that beca
1.) What is the mind-body argument?
a. Problem of explaining the relationship between our minds and physical bodies in space.
2.) Why have some people doubted that there can be causal interaction between mind and body?
a. Because thoughts cant move matter
Bioethics Exam 2 Study Guide
1. Distributive Justice- concerns the nature of a socially just
allocation of goods in a society.
Veil of Ignorance- along with the original position, is a
method of determining the morality of a certain issue (eg
1. Utilitarism- holds that actions are if they promote happiness and wrong if
they promote unhappiness.
a. Greatest Happiness- the correct moral action is that action which
brings about the most pleasure over pain for all concerned and we
ought morally to
Bioethics Study Guide 1
1. What is universalizability?
Contentious, but the most common interpretation is that the categorical imperative
asks whether the maxim of your action could become one that everyone could act
upon in a sim
Bioethics Study Guide Quiz 7
What is the central criticism that Kant and the Kantians
have against slavery?
It treats being worthy of respect as if they were
worthy merely of use.
What is the relationship between commodities and the
Quiz 2 Study Guide
1. What is distributive justice?
The concern of the nature of a socially just allocation of goods in a society.
2. What is the principle of contribution?
The principle that states that people should get back that proportion of social
Christina R. Green
Intro to Philosophy: Extra Credit Assignment
Dr. Erik Angner, Fall 2010
First, find an article or opinion piece in a major national newspaper (thats the New York Times,
Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, etc.) that makes the case f
December 2, 2010
1. Why, in a one-shot prisoners dilemma, do prisoners not cooperate with each other? Explain.
(a) Whats the prisoners dilemma?
(b) By not cooperating, the prisoners can assure the best possible outcome for both.
Running head: LOVE: IS IT THE QUINTESSENCE OF JOY?
Love: Is it the Quintessence of Joy?
Christina R. Green
University of Alabama at Birmingham
LOVE: IS IT THE QUINTESSENCE OF JOY?
Initially, the task for this paper seemed have to been qui
1. Explain how the existence of a psychological immune system might constitute an obstacle for
those who wish to promote well-being in the