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Phl Unit 6

Read ch. 5 on Kant and watch Sandels Episode 6 (both halves), on Kants Groundwork. (Optional: watch Sandels Episode 7, Part One (first half of episode 7); it's on lying, but we can skip this part of Kant). In your short essay, answer the following. Also, respond to a peer post.

Explain how Kants moral law is like, and unlike,  the Golden Rule ("Do unto others as you would have done unto you.") How is it similar and how is it different? What does it mean? What does it imply or entail? What conclusions can you draw from this? Feel free to use examples from real life or imagined ones.

The Ontological Argument for Gods Existence

Explain, reconstruct, and evaluate The Ontological Argument for Gods Existence. Your paper should minimally discuss (a) the distinction between a prior and a posteriori propositions;(b) the distinction between existence and essence; and the criticism discussed in the class. Finally, you need to assess the theory by arguing either that the criticism of the theory is sound or cogent; or that there are good ways to respond to the criticism. Use Sobers discussion of this as the basis of your evaluation. Use plenty of concrete examples!

*Sober is the author of the book for the class which is attached*

These writing assignments are not intended as research papers, but rather as analytic papers in which you argue for a position. From these provided topic/question you must pick a position with which you disagree, present it accurately and charitably, including identifying its premises and unstated assumptions. After this, you should clearly present your own position, and argue wh

reflective assessment of your learning

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 13
Lesson
Introduction
In this session, you have been considering moral-ethical dilemmas you yourself faced or that you know of that you either resolved or failed to resolve, but hopefully learned from. You may never have given much thought to ethical theory nor what ethical premises/paradigms you have unconsciously held.

You will be focusing on this case for this assignment:

Jane Doe is a nursing student at University X. Jane is in week eight of a course entitled: "Introduction to Ethics".

For the week one discussion, Jane copied work done by her friend John Doe in the same class two months ago (with a different professor). John told Jane it was okay to use his work as John's professor never checked any work in the class using Turnitin.com. John claimed to have earned an A on the work also.

In week two, Jane went to StudentPapering.com and paid ten

Workplace Ethics

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/personal-finance/household-finances/article-menu-science-the-subtle-ways-restaurant-get-you-to-spend-more/

    Analyze the following questions associated with the above article and discuss them.
o    What ideals, effects, and consequences are at stake?
o    Have any moral rights been violated?
o    What would a Utilitarian recommend?
o    What would a Kantian recommend?
    Explain your rationale for each of your answers for your chosen article, with supporting evidence.

Working with Animals and Human Subjects

Read Chapters 3 and 4 of the Steneck text. Prepare 2-3 paragraphs total that answer the following questions:

1. What was the most interesting thing you learned from the reading assignment?

2. Answer the questions that accompany the short case studies linked to the introduction pages of each chapter.

Answering Questions

Answer the questions bellow. Answer each question separately.


1)Institutes of Oratory Book 1: Chapter 1

What is important in education? (What are some important points in educating the orator ?)

2) Guide for the Perplexed

What are 5 reasons one cannot begin learning with metaphysical topics? How can you translate that to the classroom?


Philosophy

a six-part exercise comprised of the following sections:
1.    Ethical Question
2.    Introduction
3.    Position Statement
4.    Reasons in Support of Your Position
5.    Opposing Position Statement
6.    Reasons in Support of the Opposing Position

500 words, written in essay form, with six clearly labeled sections as indicated below, and include a title page and reference page.

Part 1: Ethical Question
    Is it moral to use animals in medical experiments designed to treat or cure diseases that are devastating to humans?

Part 2: Introduction
In this section, introduce the topic and question at issue by doing the following (not necessarily in this exact order):
    Explain its relevance and importance.
    Define any key terms and concepts.
    Provide any relevant context and background

Epistemology

Explain and evaluate The Naturalistic View. In the process, consider discussing Feldmans distinction between a priori knowledge, armchair knowledge, and scientific knowledge. At the end of the day, what do you think about The Naturalistic View. Is it true? And if not true, does it contain a kernel of truth? no sources are needed

Personalism

Between Ethical Traditions seen last week, below, and in the Medical Ethics matrix PDF  which one seems to have had the most impact on:  Provisions 1 and 2 of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights? On the American Nursing Association (ANA) Code of Ethics?  By contrast, of Ethical Traditions seen so far, which one(s) can seem to have the most influence on popular culture right now?

Philosophical Argument

Oxsana is now 30 years of age and works at Deutsche Bank.  As a young woman, Oxsana pursued a BA in philosophy at the Freie Universitt Berlin, during which time she was actively engaged in the Green political movement, marching, protesting and working in Green party campaigns to elect Green candidates to the Bundestag (the German parliament).  Based on this data, rank the following options about Oxanas career in terms of their probability and explain that ranking:

a)  Oxana is a bank teller for Deutsche Bank in Berlin.
b)  Oxana is head of the industrial lending desk for Deutsche Bank in their Berlin based home office.
c)  Oxana is a bank teller for Deutsche Bank in Berlin, but spends her spare time working for Green causes like restrictions on industrial emissions of air and  water pollutants.
d)  Oxana has become a conservative economist in the CDU (the largest right-wing party in Germany) and consults for Deutsche Bank in their Ber