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Running head: RESPONSE PAPER 1
Response Paper McCloskey Article
December 7th, 2016
RESPONSE PAPER 2
Throughout the years atheists and theists have long debated the question
concerning the existence of God. The question was debate
Running head: MATRIX, PLATO, DESCARTES
Synopsis: The Matrix
The Allegory of the cave
Descartes Meditation 1
November 18th, 2016
MATRIX, PLATO, DESCARTES
1.) Compare and contrast The Matrix with the readings from Plato and Des
Running Head: Do We Really Know?
Do We Really Know?
Do We Really Know?
Do We Really Know?
Doubt. In the reading of Synopsis: The Matrix, The Allegory of the Cave, and Meditation
on First Philosophy, these stories all
Running head: MATERIALIST VS. IDEALIST
The focal point of the issue at hand is Data. Who or what is Data? In the Star Trek series
data is an android, brought down to the simplest of definitions a computer in the bodily form
resembling man. The character
Running head: PERCEPTIONS OF REALITY
Matrix, Plato and Descartes
Karis C. Bjerke
Liberty University Online
Phil 201 B08 201640
PERCEPTIONS OF REALITY
Matrix, Plato and Descartes
This paper will compare and contrast the excerpt provided of the movie Th
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 13
Do We Need Justification?
From our previous lessons we arrived at a basic understanding of what philosophers mean by
knowledge and why they call for justification of beliefs. In this lesson we go further and
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 10
What Is Epistemology? And What Is Knowledge?
With this lesson, we begin a new unit on epistemology, which is the philosophical study of
knowledge claims. In this first lesson on epistemology, Dew and Foreman
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 1
What is Philosophy?
Welcome to this introductory course in philosophy. For our first lesson, we are going to examine
the question: What is philosophy? There are 4 ways you can get to know what a discipline is
Informal Fallacies Exercises
Identify the specific fallacy for each exercise below. Each exercise contains one of the
Fallacies of Weak Induction: Hasty Generalization (HG), Sweeping Generalization
Deductive Arguments Exercise
1. If God is always on Americas side, then America will win every war.
America has not won every war.
Therefore God is not always on Americas side.
2. Either Lisa went to the library or she wen
After viewing this weeks studies, Ive decided in regards to the synopsis of the Star Trek episode, The Measures of
a Man, that based off Picards action that he believes in substance dualisms the connection between mind and
body. Piccard understands that D
Antinomianism and graded absolutism couldnt be more different. In short antinomianism states that
there are no moral laws (Merriam Webster), graded absolutism states that there are many absolute
(moral) laws and that they at time conflict and we should ch
Since the foundation of this country, religion has played a very important role. Indeed, the
pursuit of religious freedom was a key factor in the founding of the country [Eil]. Ethnic groups of all
kinds have immigrated to the United States, seeking the f
Philosophers have been struggling over what makes a human a human for centuries and is also
what Picard and Maddox were debating on the Star Trek episode. Picard argues the materialism mind
set. The text says the following about materialism, Materialism i
In order to discuss the separate virtues of different types of ethical morals, we must first
understand what the word ethics means. The text describes ethics as being in all its forms, is
concerned with right and wrong, good or bad [Dus11]. The particular
Getting a CPA License in the State of Texas
Getting licensed as a CPA in Texas takes a lot of education and preparation. 150
hours and a Bachelors degree is required before a candidate can even think about
applying to take a portion of the CPA exam. In th
RESPONSE PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
Having completed the unit of philosophy of religion, you are now ready to respond to an article
written by an actual atheist. This article titled On Being an Atheist, was written by H. J.
McCloskey in 1968 for the jour
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 17
The Concept of God
Central to most religions is the belief in a supreme being. However, there are a number of
different ideas of the nature of that being. In this lesson, we will survey a number of differen
Course: PHIL 201-C05 201620 Spring 2016
The article On Being an Atheist was written by McCloskey and seeks to offer
numerous arguments that are aimed at providing
The Matrix, Plato and Descartes
21 March 2016
Good evening, what I will attempt to do is provide an essay comparing and contrasting three
readings from this weeks class. I will be comparing litera
To Torture or Not to Torture
From my reading and understanding of Holmes chapters 4-7 and 14, I will try in my
own words to explain each of the theories that were mentioned in the two questions
for this discussion board. Utilitarianism is more concerned w
This week we were to read an article titled On Being an Atheist written by H.J.
McCloskey. H.J. McCloskey is known as one of the leading ridicules of Atheism and in
his article points out how it is irrational to live by faith. In his article we learn that
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 2
Philosophys General Importance and Divisions
Having discussed what philosophy is, we now consider why it is important for all persons in
general. (In the next lesson, we will come back to the question of why
For this discussion board we are asked to venture into the world of reality, or what is real.
There were three readings assigned and one main question that must be answered. In this essay I
will do my best to present sound logic and meet all of the requir
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 24
Up until now, we have been concentrating on actions. What is the right thing to do?
Consequentialists say the right thing to do is that which produces the best consequences.
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 23
Deontology and Christian Ethics
In our last lesson, we explored 2 ethical theories based on consequences. These theories held that
the morally right thing to do is that which produces the best consequences.
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 22
In this lesson, we explore the major ethical theories. The first of these is consequentialism.
Consequentialism is the view that says the right thing to do is that which produces the best
STUDY GUIDE: LESSON 20
Introduction to Ethics
With this lesson, we begin our final unit on ethics. Each of us wonders about right and wrong
and how we determine what the morally right action is. We do this on a personal level, bu