You are to chose ONE (1) theory from the following: Ethics of Care, Virtue Theory, Kantian Deontology, Utilitarianism, or any other theory discussed here.
You are to pick 5 case studies from either the one’s already discussed or from one’s to be discussed or a case study you are familiar with but not included here. It’s easier if you pick from the one’s already discussed. But that’s up to you.
Clearly and accurately, explain/summarize the theory you have chosen. This is worth 40 points.
Clearly and accurately, summarize each case study (This is worth 40 points).
Clearly and accurately, apply the theory to each case study (this is worth 40 points)
Make sure your paper is well written, grammatically correct, properly punctuated etc. In other words, make sure it isreadable. This is worth 40 points.
When grading these papers, the an important element that I will consider is the quality of the paper: is it well written? Is the grammar college-level grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.? Does the writer carefully and seriously consider the issue? Etc. TO CITE THE CASE STUDIES, merely cite the title of the case. No need for a reference list or a citation page. I am more interested in the quality and engagement with the theories. This is 40 points.
No reference page needed; I don’t care much about citations. To cite a quote or a case, just put it in parentheses like this: (“title”)
NO LESS THAN 8 PAGES AND NO MORE THAN 11
Case study are in the files below, pick 5
Plato’s Theory of Forms is arguably one of the most influential set of ideas in all of western thought. Essay
Plato’s Theory of Forms is arguably one of the most influential set of ideas in all of western thought. One of the major implications of the theory is that truth exists objectively in an immaterial realm of existence. While this may seem obscure, we see this concept in most western religious systems. For example, if god exists, it can be assumed that god is in possession of all truth. This would include all scientific truth, but also moral truth. Thus, there would be a constant form of justice, righteousness, beauty etc. Contemporary attitudes lean toward more relativistic notions of such things. Right and wrong, true and untrue are often understood relative to location and historical periods. These days, it even seems to depend upon political affiliation and choice of news network. However, if a perfect god does exist, it would be strange to think of that deity making mistakes and changing his or her mind. What do you think of this theory? Without an immaterial reality that is unchanging, can there ever be any constant moral truth? Perhaps most problematic from a Platonic standpoint is the idea of Democracy. He refers to it as a “ship of fools”. Can we truly arrive at policies that are just, or good, based on the views of the majority? What if only a very small minority actually take the time to look deeply into the moral, geopolitical and economic issues of concern in running a state? Please share your thoughts on these concerns.
Please submit your revised code here. (original paper is attached) Also, look at the chart in Chapter 4 and
Philosophy Assignment Help Please submit your revised code here. (original paper is attached)
Also, look at the chart in Chapter 4 and also the examples of codes in the appendices for additional inspiration.
The following comments are meant to help you strengthen your code, refine your commitments, and ensure that you are saying what you want to say. Any criticisms are not meant personally, but to suggest ways to strengthen your work .
Your introduction is good. You have a few typos to address that I have highlighted.
You are not using direct action language. If you aren’t sure what that is, go back and look at chapter 4. Notice that saying something is wrong is different from saying that you will not do it. Your code should be about commitments you are willing to make (I will and I will not.)
As is made clear in the book, your code should be about what you will do and how it effects other people. This is not about how you will influence other people, but how your actions effect others for better or worse. Thus, the emphasis on harm, theft, and deception. You have bundled these into a single paragraph, which really doesn’t work well.
You make some very broad statements, which, while praiseworthy, are not actually livable. If you say you will do something, your actions need to be measurable and you need to know when you have done enough.
As you work on your second draft, look at your homework answers for chapter 4 and also the examples of codes in the back of the book. They will give you additional ideas of how to further develop your code. Think about a section on ethics as a student or for friends/romantic relationships.
Final Paper Assignment: Leguin’s The Lathe of Heaven
Minimum Length: 5 pages double spaced (Times New Roman 12 pt font)
Technology is implicated in every aspect of human life: it shapes our perception, our social structures, our ability to communicate, and our beliefs about the world. In a certain sense, technology creates the world as we know it. In The Lathe of Heaven, Leguin raises serious ethical questions about creation and control, using Orr’s effective dreams as an allegory for our desire to control the world. Throughout our class readings, this theme of control has been apparent, as even the Ancient Greeks noticed that there was something daemonic about techne: it seems to exceed human control.
In response to the essay prompt, write an analysis of Leguin’s The Lathe of Heaven using citations from any five readings from this course (see list below). For each reading you use in your paper, make sure you explain the author’s basic position, idea, or argument—for example, if you want to cite Tiles and Oberdiek’s essay, explain what the pessimistic and optimistic views of technology are, according to the authors. Exposition of the philosophical ideas is a very important requirement of this assignment, so make sure for each essay you use that you are explaining a major idea or argument from that thinker.
Be sure to address all parts of the essay prompt and include the required citations—all citations must be direct quotes with page numbers to count (paraphrases do not count towards required citation total). Assume all readers are familiar with the novel and avoid plot summary! You will lose points for unnecessary plot summary. Do not number the essay prompt questions in your paper—your essay should read like a seamless whole.
(1) What ethical questions does Leguin raise about our attempts to control reality using technology? Explain Haber’s and Orr’s respective positions with regard to using Orr’s effective dreams.(2) In what ways is our control of technology limited or complicated? Is our use of technology always rational? Use examples from the novel in your discussion of these questions.
(3) Articulate, to the best of your ability, the ethical argument(s) that Leguin is implicitly making about our relationship towards technology and support your argument with evidence from the novel. What attitude towards technology do you think, after studying all our course readings, is the most ethical? How should we, as a culture, think about our relationship to technology?
Choose any five of the following:Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in “Dialectic and Techne” 9-11Schadewaldt, “The Greek Concepts of Nature and Technique” 25-31Tiles and Oberdiek, “Conflicting Visions of Technology” 249- 258Marx, “Estrangement of Labor” (posted)Mumford, “Tool Users Vs. Homo Sapiens and the Megamachine” 381-388 Foucault, “Panopticism” 654-666Marcuse, “The New Forms of Control” 449-455Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (posted)
You must cite five of the essays from the course in your paper—these citations must be direct quotes (not paraphrased) to count for credit, and include the page number whenever possible (Marx reading doesn’t have page numbers, etc). Citations should be important statements made by the author, and should be carefully chosen to strengthen your argument(s). Explain the author’s position in the context of your argument and make it clear why you are using this author/quotation.
15 points: Question #1 in Essay Prompt 15 points: Question #2 in Essay Prompt 20 points: Question #3 in Essay Prompt 10 points: Use of Essay Choice #1
10 points: Use of Essay Choice #2 10 points: Use of Essay Choice #3 10 points: Use of Essay Choice #4 10 points: Use of Essay Choice #5 100 points total
Note that the third part of the essay prompt (question #3) is worth more points than the other two questions—this should be the conclusions of your paper, and they should be substantive analysis and discussion of the ethical arguments in Leguin’s novel.
Requirements: 5-6 pages Times New Roman Size 12 Font Double-Spaced APA Format Excluding the Title and Reference Pages | .doc file
Be sure to include an introduction with a clear thesis statement along with a conclusion
Please be sure to only use the required sources listed