Why My Ethical System
is the Right System
The subject of ethics has always been pondered throughout the history of man. Almost
every decision that each of us makes is a contribution to how our society will
What I Want
Before being assigned this essay topic, I seldom thought of my ambitions and dreams. Yes, of
course I had set goals for myself such as going to college, obtaining a substantial job, and having
Why I Believe God Exists
The existence of God (or lack thereof) is considered to be one of the most contemplated
topics of the world today. During my childhood there was seldom a Sunday where I missed
church and as
Algebra-Based Physics I PHY 2053
This document is the syllabus for Algebra- Based Physics I (PHY 2053), it is the controlling document for the class
therefore you are responsible for knowing all the information presented in thi
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PHILOSOPHY FINAL STUDY SHEET
Causal responsibility: X is causally responsible for Y, when X (at least in
part), brought about Y.
Moral responsibility: X is morally responsible for Y to the extent that
certain reactive at
(1) Briefly explain the concept of moral luck. (4 points)
Moral luck is when an outcome is based purely on luck but we still
give a moral judgement.
(2) Name and explain the four types of luck Nagel cites in his essay.
(16 points - 4 points for each name
Moral humility is being humble to what is around us. To lack moral
humility is to feel one is more important than our universe. One that
lacks moral humility, in Hills idea, is someone that doesnt understand
the importance of nature and their niche
1) Explain Russells argument from analogy for other minds. (5 points)
Russells argument from analogy for other minds is that behaviors in
other people we try to analyze it using our own perception. Since we
have certain thoughts we think other people have
(1) What method does Bentham give us to calculate utility?
Bentham use Felicific Calculus
(2) According to Mill, which pleasures are more desirable?
a. Mill believes pleasures resulting from our higher faculties are
Explain Descartes evil demon hypothesis and why he
invokes this mechanism. Is this effective? Does it accomplish
what he claims it accomplishes? (10 points)
The evil demon hypothesis is that we can be deceived to
Desacrtes thinks inorder to know the t
For this quiz, please write a one paragraph in length submission
explaining your favorite position or topic covered or discussed in the
course. Why was this your favorite? (20 points)
My favorite topic discussed in the course is learning about
(1) What does it mean to have free will? (5 points)
Free will is to be able to choose what to do and have two or
more possible choices. If there are only 2 roads to choose from
and the road you want to choose isnt an option, then you do not
have free will
The Mind-Body Problem
that Humans have Souls
The Qualia Argument
Qualia is the personal,
flavor of experience.
It is the redness we
experience of things that
Inverted Spectrum Argument
Honor is a verb.
So, a person would not have
honor; rather, he/she would
Honorable on ones own
Honorable may equate to
living up to ones moral
Integrity is the state
A Priori Arguments For the
Existence of God
Italy, France, and
The Ontological Argument
P1: GOD is that than which no
greater can be imagined.
P2: This concept of GOD exists in
P3: Its better to
& John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill
Jeremy Bentham introduces a means
of measuring pleasure called the
To think critically, one most have the ability to think on a higher level and
realize the potential strengths and weakness in their thinking. Whether what is
being thought about is clear or unclear, critical thinkers are able to cre
Epistemology-What do you know? And how?
Ancient- 600 B.C.E- 400 C.E.
Medieval- 400 C.E-1500C.E
Platos Account of Knowledge
To know something, you have to believe it.
It has to