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- See the File Attached for Detailed Instructions
- Choose either 2nd or 3rd option for the topic
- Plagiarism will result in an automatic F for the class and initiation of disciplinary proceedings. Do not plagiarize !
- Use quotes from the text book, to justify your attributions. However, no outside sources should be used.
- The Name of the Text Book is “Philosophical Horizons: Introductory Readings “
Phil 2101: Final Paper
Guidelines: Approximately 5 pages, double spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt. font, to be submitted in hard copy at the time of the final exam.
In explaining each author’s respective arguments, you should use quotes from the text, to justify your attributions. However, no outside sources should be used.
No, bibliography is required, however, you should note in parentheses the page on which the quoted material is found (in either edition of the text).
Ex: Nagel claims that arguing that evil is only the absence of good will not help to dispel the problem, for “facts are not altered or abolished by rebaptizing them” (p. 91).
Option 1: Are there rational grounds for belief in God despite the existence of evil? Critically
evaluate Nagel’s argument for atheism against Swinburne’s theodicy. Does Swinburne provide a sufficient response to the problem of evil in your view? Why or why not? Defend your answer.
Option 2: Are human beings free and responsible agents? Weigh the argument for hard
determinism (discussed by Ayer) against either Ayer or Frankfurt’s soft determinist response and the libertarian argument posed by Taylor. Who has the best argument, in your view, and why? Defend your answer.
Option 3: Mill alleges that morally correct actions are those that result in the greatest happiness for all affected? Is this true? Consider the objections to utilitarianism raised by the problem cases in Williams’s “Critique of Utilitarianism” and/or the so-called Trolley Problem. Are these real problems for the theory or does the Utilitarian get the answer right even in these difficult cases? Defend your answer.
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