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Put the argument into standard form.

  • Identify what type of moral argument it is.  
  • Explain one possible objection to the argument. (Be sure you explain the objection clearly and completely, and use the terminology we've been learning. The objection should be good enough to be worth thinking about.)
  • Evaluate the objection by explaining whether or not it succeeds in undermining the argument. (Be sure you explain your reasons clearly and completely and that you use the skills and strategies we've been learning. For instance, if you're evaluating a disanalogy, explain how you'd relevance test, etc.)

The passage: "In some countries and jurisdictions, convicted sex offenders are offered chemical castration (medications that reversibly lower testosterone and sex drive) as an alternative to prison time. This is clearly not morally justifiable, because it coerces people into making choices that could potentially harm them. After all, the drugs used have a risk, however small, of causing serious side-effects such as depression or bone demineralization."

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