Instructor: Andrew Egizi
ECCE Speaker Series
UIS - Spring 2016
ECCE Integrative Essay
The central issues of engaged citizenship were clear in most of the events I was
fortunate enough to participate this semester at UIS. It is very honorable
Please use this link to submit your paper.
Please write a paper on one of the following topics.
1. When he learned of Berkeley's idealism, Samuel Johnson reportedly kicked a rock and
said "Thus do I refute him." Explain the argument implici
Do you agree with Locke's position that newborn babies' minds are empty of any content?
I encourage you to find some information on this issue in, say, a textbook on developmental
I started out somewhat agreeing with Lockes position that
Working For Our Political Environment and Personal Health
Please respond to two of the following discussion questions. The first
question in red is a mandatory question. You may choose Question 2, 3, 4 or
5 for your second
First Question: What is(are) the most important characteristic(s) with respect to being a
person? Based on your answer, should any non-human beings be treated as persons? Tell us why
or why not. (By "non-human beings" one may mean animals, but there is a
Can animals be persons? In what sense yes or no?
No, we need to adhere to laws of science. In order to be a person the living entity would need to be of
the species homo sapien. There are human like traits exhibited in animals that muddy the water, like
Instructor: Dr. Roxanne Marie Kurtz
PHI 453: Person, Identity, and Dignity
UIS - Spring 2016
The Genuine Game
In A.M. Truings Computer Machinery and intelligence the question Can machines
think? is reformed and described into terms of a game
Can machines think?
Machines cannot think. Machines can however compute much better than people and at capacity far
beyond the capabilities of the human mind.
Super Machine with unlimited resources, still would fall short
If a machine is provide
Discuss Kant's definition of persons. Do you agree with his
definition? Try to keep your answers clear and concise, under
Kant believed that persons were moral agents by definition
and had moral duties to other rational beings capable of
The key ideas around social justice from Ms. brown's presentation clearly connects to Kant's
theories of persons and our moral duties to one another. Kant's emphasis on rational people
respecting one another lends strongly to Ms. browns message.
1. In Paragraph 2, which is located on page 42, P states his goal for the
paper by saying, They hold that it is perfectly rational to accept belief
in God without accepting it on the basis of any other beliefs or
propositions at all. In a word, they hold
Going into this course, I wasnt exactly sure what to expect. When I wrote my
introduction for this course, I stated that I decided to take this class because I was always
interested in religion and that I wanted to increase my knowledge in this field. As
Comparative Philosophy of Religion
Professor: Dr. Weldin-Frisch
December 5, 2011
Problem of Evil
The problem of evil is a topic that has been the root of many debates that argue
Gods existence. The problem of evil arises because God appears a