Philosophy Final Paper
In this paper I will argue two points which are the no guarantee of correctness, and claim
that a radical change is needed depending upon popular opinion. Over seventeen billion land
animals a year within the United States and Eur
Moral Criterion: An act is morally right if and only if it is one that a virtuous person, acting in
character, would do in that situation.
Why do you think the criterion includes the phrase acting in character?
How do you become a virtuous a
Second form of the categorical imperative
Formula of Humanity
The second form of the categorical imperative
Always treat humanity, whether in your own person or that of another, never simply (or
merely) as a means but always at the same time as an end.
Philosophy Mid-term Exam study guide
-Valid arguments dont need to have true premises and a true conclusion.
-Sound arguments must have true premises and be valid.
-It follows from an argument being sound that the conclusion must be tr
Topic: Arguments, Validity &
Section 1: What is
Section 2: What is
Section 3: What is
What is an argument?
Question: are the following examples of
Yesterday, I ran out of peanut butter. I had to
n 2004, a ﬁlmmaker installed a camera on the
Golden Gate Bridge in order to "capture people
on ﬁlm as they jumped to their deaths."1 The
cameras ran for almost all of 2004 and ﬁlmed
nineteen people attempting to commit suicide. We
don’t know how
1. Active Euthanasia: Occurs when another person, deliberately does something that causes the
patient to die. Killing. Active euthanasia is not permissible. Passive Euthanasia: when you
withhold treatment and allow a patient to die. Letting Die. Passive e
Spickard, Ch. 6:
Page Law, 1875: The importation into the United States of women for the purposes of
prostitution was forbidden. It was mostly aimed at Chinese immigrant women.
Social Capital: The networks of relationships among people who
Two Modern Materialists
Even though all our bodies are composed of the same physiognomy; like water,
muscles, bones, veins, arteries, we all differ in behavior. This is due to the person's mind
or spirit. Furthermore, our conscious is part of
Writing Assignment # 8
What did the night watchman think about before he acted? What ethical theory is
suggested his deliberations? Would you have done what he did?
The watchman first feels bad as he holds the pho
Writing Assignment # 5
What are the problems that Price identifies in the correspondence, coherence and
pragmatic theories of truth?
Price says that the issue with correspondence is that we could match pictures w
Position: Capital punishment harms/ or violates the rights of the criminal, so the action is
unjust and impermissible.
Thomas Long: Capital PunishmentCruel and Unusual?
-Capital punishment is unconstitutional because it violates the