Philosophy

use the philosophers way fifth edition Chapter 8 only Consider this scenario –Your tour of a nation, whose repressive regime is putting down a rebellion among its people, takes you into a village in time to witness the army lining up 30 villagers to be shot. The officer in charge informs you that these 30 have been chosen at random for execution to pacify the rest. Even though this is a different country from yours, with different customs and manners, you are shocked at what you are seeing. Upon discovering that you are a foreigner, the first ever to visit the village, the officer does you an honor as a guest. He says, “You can shoot one of these swine yourself — and to mark the special occasion I’ll let the others go free.” If you decline the “honor” there will be no special occasion, and the officer says that all 30 will die. He hands you a pistol. Once again, you are shocked. But before you can open your mouth you realize that if you do decide to kill someone, there is a strong possibility that you will be tried and punished for murder in your own country. If this happens, and you are found guilty, you could be sentenced to up to 20 years at hard labor. You are given one hour to decide what you are going to do. At the end of that hour you must provide an answer to the following question: What is the Morally Correct thing for you to do? You are allowed to discuss the situation with two philosophers/advisors. Choose any two of the philosophers from Chapter Eight as your advisors. Your assignment is to write a two to three page paper (from 700 to 1000 words), which tells what happened in the conversation that you had with the two philosophers. What points of view did the three of you begin to develop, in response to the question posed above? How did all of you respond to each others’ claims and arguments? Your paper should be organized into the four sections described below. Please use the section headings, Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four, within your paper. Part One: Area of Philosophy. Write an introduction to your paper, which clearly identifies a general area of philosophy, within which the philosophical problem that you will be exploring can be found. Refer to Chapter One if you need to review these areas. Do you think that the question posed above place your discussion within Metaphysics, Theory of Knowledge, Ethics, Political Philosophy, and/or Philosophy of Religion? Part one of your paper should be brief and concise. No more than 50 to 100 words maximum. Part Two: Argument Analysis: Present the points of view, and the arguments supporting those views, from the two philosophers you have chosen to discuss these philosophical questions with you. Summarize and pick these arguments apart a little. What are the main premises of their arguments? Does they make any important assumptions? What evidence do they present that is factual and verifiable? And what evidence do they present that is more a matter of speculation and/or interpretation? In this section of your paper you are merely analyzing, or, picking apart the arguments. Do not draw any conclusions as to whether or not these arguments are valid and/or sound. This section of your paper should be at least 250 words. Part Three: Argument Evaluation. In this section present and defend some judgments about these arguments. Are these premises safe to accept? Are there any questionable assumptions made? If we do accept them do they take us logically to their conclusions? Your evaluation should make explicit use of concepts such as “assumption,” “soundness” and “validity,” as these are presented within Chapter One of the text. This section of your paper should be at least 250 words. Part Four: Conclusion. Draw your own interesting and relevant conclusions about the philosophical problem you are exploring. Do not merely offer a set of “feelings” or an “opinion.” Instead, build your own argument, regarding the questions above. If you find that you are in agreement with some of the philosopher’s ideas, then you can use these as part of your own argument, so long as you do not merely reiterate what they are saying. This part of your paper should be 300 words minimum. Citing the sources You need to cite the author and page numbers that you use to write your essay using some method of in-text notation, e.g., provide in-text references to the source used and you are required to provide a list of sources you read and used for your essay e.g., a Works Cited page.

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