Phil 130 Fall 2016
Intro to Philosophy
Paper Topic 2
Due Date 12/8/2016
Lord of the Flies
In the movie Lord of the Flies we see a group of pre-teens boys who are not
accompanied by any elders around them and according to Hobbes he calls is the State of
Changing Social values
Commodities were scarce during and right after WW!
Times were good, the world is yours, what do you want to do?
It was good to:
Background Belief System Flow Chart
We are born and begin to have thought
Everything we are came from thought
Thoughts-assumptions/taken for granted become
belief systems and accepted as truths
Thought is a product, an idea, or a notion, synthesized
BELIEF versus KNOWING
Most people think that what they believe about the nature of reality and what they know
about reality are one and the same thing, but this is incorrect. There is a fundamental
difference between believing something and knowing someth
1. The Bill of Rights
Answer: further checked the power of the majority.
2. The process by which a society settles its conflicts and allocates the resulting benefits and
costs is called
3. Which of the following describes socia
Socrates and Plato were philosophers in classical Greece. Plato was a follower of
Socrates. Plato was recognized for the doctrine of Forms, one of his most famous and important
doctrines. It is not clear why we should believe in the existence of the Forms
Descartes was an early modern rationalists philosopher. Rationalism is one of the schools
in which early modern philosophers are divided to, along with empiricism. Descartes provides a
thought on doubt, using his rationalists beliefs. His thoughts on doub
Aristotle, Kant, Jeremy Betham, and John Stuart Mill have each considered ethics to have
different meanings. They each considered many things, including happiness and a persons
actions, when providing a meaning to ethics. Each of their beliefs concerning
Simone de Beauvoir considered herself a writer, she never called herself a
philosopher. Her place in philosophy had to be won against her word; she claimed her
philosophical voice was an elaboration of Satres, her lifelong partner, and was
Who Will Be Saved?
J. J. C. Smart introduced two forms of utilitarianism: extreme and restricted. These two
forms were introduced by Smart in his book Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianisms.
Utilitarianism is one of the best known and most influential the
Modern Philosophy Exam 1
Choose five of the following essay prompts to answer, but pick no more than one per philosopher.
There is no set page or word limit that you ought to aim at. Instead you should focus on
answering every part of the question with as
We are often times caught in troubling situations that present us with dilemmas on what the morally
right course of action may be. We can use scenarios to help us understand and evaluate different moral
theories in hopes of being able to use one to solve