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Your opinion is welcome, but i would like to see more textual facts.

All you need to do is read the article indicated and then write a full one-page response paper to the reading. Your opinion is welcome, but I would like to see more textual facts. No Internet or outside sources are allowed. All essays go through a plagiarism checker. All essays are to be double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font.

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This is automatically a “d”.

Essay topic: Carefully explain the teleological argument for the existence of God. Hume raises a number of interesting objections to this argument. Do you think Hume’s objections undermine the teleological argument? (Your thesis statement should indicate whether you think Hume’s objection undermines Paley’s argument and why you hold this position.) This link will help with writing essay topic: https://youtu.be/UkIGF9Uga0A Instructions: Please compose a 3-5 page essay in response to this essay topic. (Essay must be a minimum of three four pages, not including your works cited page. Do not turn in a 2½ page essay. This is automatically a “D”. Do not place blank lines between paragraphs to make your essay appear longer than it actually is. Essays receiving superior grades tend to be closer to five pages than to three pages.) Essays should be composed in MLA format. Note that MLA does not use a title page. Essays should have a general introductory paragraph with a thesis, body paragraphs with exposition drawing from the assigned material, a section with critical analysis in which you defend your thesis statement and a conclusion. Be mindful to include a works cited page. Your works cited page does not count toward the minimum three pages. Note that student essays earning top grades tend to me closer to five pages than to three pages. Essays must be developed within the context of the assigned reading. Do not use outside sources without getting approval from me first. I am not interested in what Wikipedia has to say about this material; I am interested in what you have to say. Note that Wikipedia is not an academic source and should never be referenced in an academic paper. Essays will be graded on clarity of expression, accuracy of exposition and quality of philosophical argumentation—that is, how well you support your thesis statement. The better the reasons you advance in support of your position, the better your grade. Do not use subjective language—e.g., “I feel” or “In my personal opinion”. Philosophy is based on facts and arguments, not feelings or opinions. Your job in the essay is to advance a position (a thesis statement) and then to give reasons in support of your position. I am very strict on this point. Open with a topic sentence that captures the main point of the essay. Next, introduce the philosophers and their positions. Next, state your thesis. Your thesis statement is who you think is right and why. I suggest that you use section headers. For example, if I were writing on the first topic, here’s how I would organize my paper. Introduction with Thesis Statement Exposition of Anselm’s Argument Exposition of Kant’s Objection to the Ontological Argument In Defense of Anselm or In Support of Kant Conclusion You actually want to include the headers in your essay. Headers are usually placed in bold typeface. Suggestion for getting started. Students often have trouble getting started with their essays. If you are more math-science minded, here’s a formula to help you get started. Your intro paragraph consists of three elements: topic sentence, introduce the philosophers and their views, thesis statement. Formula: Topic Sentence + Introduce Philosophers + Thesis. Example: Many philosophers think reason is sufficient to prove the existence and nature of God. One of these philosophers is St. Anselm who supports the ontological argument. This argument holds that the very concept of God entails his existence—because God is the greatest conceivable being, God must have all the greater-making properties, and since existing in reality is a greater making property, God must have this property and hence God exists. Immanual Kant objects to this argument, claiming that existence isn’t a property and so existence can’t be a property that makes a God greater. In what follows I argue that Kant’s objection undermines Anselm’s argument.

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I am very strict on this point.

ESSAY TOPIC: Carefully explain the teleological argument for the existence of God. Hume raises a number of interesting objections to this argument. Do you think Hume’s objections undermine the teleological argument? (Your thesis statement should indicate whether you think Hume’s objection undermines Paley’s argument and why you hold this position.) Use this video to help with writing the essay: David Hume and the Argument from Design Instructions: Please compose a 3-5 page essay in response to essay topic. (Essays must be a minimum of three four pages, not including your works cited page. Do not turn in a 2½ page essay. This is automatically a “D”. Do not place blank lines between paragraphs to make your essay appear longer than it actually is. Essays receiving superior grades tend to be closer to five pages than to three pages.) Essays should be composed in MLA format. Note that MLA does not use a title page. Essays should have a general introductory paragraph with a thesis, body paragraphs with exposition drawing from the assigned material, a section with critical analysis in which you defend your thesis statement and a conclusion. Be mindful to include a works cited page. Your works cited page does not count toward the minimum three pages. Note that student essays earning top grades tend to me closer to five pages than to three pages. Essays must be developed within the context of the assigned reading. Do not use outside sources without getting approval from me first. I am not interested in what Wikipedia has to say about this material; I am interested in what you have to say. Note that Wikipedia is not an academic source and should never be referenced in an academic paper. Essays will be graded on clarity of expression, accuracy of exposition and quality of philosophical argumentation—that is, how well you support your thesis statement. The better the reasons you advance in support of your position, the better your grade. Do not use subjective language—e.g., “I feel” or “In my personal opinion”. Philosophy is based on facts and arguments, not feelings or opinions. Your job in the essay is to advance a position (a thesis statement) and then to give reasons in support of your position. I am very strict on this point. Here’s a suggestion for writing an introductory paragraph. Open with a topic sentence that captures the main point of the essay. Next, introduce the philosophers and their positions. Next, state your thesis. Your thesis statement is who you think is right and why. I suggest that you use section headers. For example, if I were writing on the first topic, here’s how I would organize my paper. Introduction with Thesis Statement Exposition of Anselm’s Argument Exposition of Kant’s Objection to the Ontological Argument In Defense of Anselm or In Support of Kant Conclusion You actually want to include the headers in your essay. Headers are usually placed in bold typeface. Suggestion for getting started. Students often have trouble getting started with their essays. If you are more math-science minded, here’s a formula to help you get started. Your intro paragraph consists of three elements: topic sentence, introduce the philosophers and their views, thesis statement. Formula: Topic Sentence + Introduce Philosophers + Thesis. Example: Many philosophers think reason is sufficient to prove the existence and nature of God. One of these philosophers is St. Anselm who supports the ontological argument. This argument holds that the very concept of God entails his existence—because God is the greatest conceivable being, God must have all the greater-making properties, and since existing in reality is a greater making property, God must have this property and hence God exists. Immanual Kant objects to this argument, claiming that existence isn’t a property and so existence can’t be a property that makes a God greater. In what follows I argue that Kant’s objection undermines Anselm’s argument.

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You need to explain each trait without reference to socrates.

This is an extent essay with couple of specifications with a thesis, argument and conclusion. Thesis Goal: Produce a short argumentative piece including an expository section. Argument: This should be your introduction (to the question/issue at hand), an explanation of the fundamental traits of a philosopher, and then your argument section for Socrates. Note: Your introduction should include an inclusive thesis for the whole paper. That means, it must lay-out what you are trying to accomplish over the whole of the paper (ie, both section I and II). Part I: You must first explain what it means to be a philosopher. You need to identify and explain three traits that embody what it means to be a philosopher. You can use all and only the class material on canvas or in the textbook. You need to explain each trait without reference to Socrates. You should use examples of the traits as well as explain the traits themselves. Part II: The next section of the first part of your paper should be your argumentative case for Socrates. Remember, you will be using all the applicable material from Unit 1 to make your case for whether Socrates should be considered a paradigmatic philosopher. How does Socrates meet these standards (or criteria)? Make arguments and give evidence/support! Conclusion (500 words so) Goal: Answer these questions: Reflecting on the three traits above (from section I), am I a philosopher? Why or Why not? Give examples/evidence. What do you, or could you, gain from being a philosopher? Open to bids. I’ll send the class materials for unit 1 because no outside source is allowed!!! only class materials. If work is correct +25 tip will be granted.

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The main objective is to produce your own argument in response to the one that has been presented.

It is an essay that centers on one of the arguments I have given below. The main objective is to produce your own argument in response to the one that has been presented.

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Give at least two features that can contribute toward a

Give at least two reasons why Socrates wants people to give definitions. How does that help
him in conversations with them? Give at least two features that can contribute toward a
definition being better. What about those features makes the definition better? Give at least two
features that can contribute to a definition being less good. What about those features makes the
definition less good?

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Example: bohorquez wtl 2.

1. The paper must be typed using Times New Roman 12-point font and double-spaced using MLA formatting (Links to an external site.).
Do NOT include a title.
Make sure to save your paper with the following file name:
[your last name] WTL
2.
Example: Bohorquez WTL 2.
Place your name, date, and course and section numbers in the top of the first page following MLA format (Links to an external site.).
You must submit your paper in a format that is compatible with Microsoft Word. If I have difficulty reading your paper because of the format in which it was submitted, I will consider your paper as not submitted. Though pdf files are compatible with MS Word, the conversion process makes the files very difficult to read. Please do NOT submit your paper as a pdf.
Submit this as an attachment to TurnItIn. I will not accept hard copies or e-mail submissions of your paper. Make sure that you know how to and can submit to TurnItIn before the deadline.
The length of the submission MUST be at least the minimum. Only use words in the body of the paper toward word count. Click on the following link for information on setting up word count on MS Word: Word Count (Links to an external site.)
For direct quotes from sources, please use parenthetical citations in MLA format. Right-click on the link for MLA format info: MLA format (Links to an external site.). Remember that all quotes should be followed (or preceded) by an explanation of the quote. You should strive for, at least, two typed lines of your own explanation for every typed line of quote.
Make sure to include a Works Cited page. Look at this link for info on how to format and what to include in a Works Cited page.
This assignment is not intended to be a research paper. My expectations are that you will demonstrate an earnest engagement with the topic of the assignment and the primary text. Make sure to dedicate attention to defining all terms. Do not cite dictionaries when providing definitions, though. Use your own words to explain the key terms of the topic.
This assignment is due Friday, September 23 at 11:59:00 pm (almost midnight).
Write a 250 to 300-word reflection upon class material that fulfills the following:
In his essay, Sartre discusses many different approaches that people use to deny abandonment. Identify, describe, and discuss one of those approaches that you think Ivan uses in Tolstoy’s text. For this assignment, pay particular attention to Ivan’s insights about the life that he led in chapters 9 through 12. Some topics/issues/points you will have to discuss:
Explain abandonment
Identify one of the approaches to deny abandonment in Sartre’s essay
Explain what that approach is
Discuss the presence of that approach in Tolstoy’s text
Quote a particular passage that shows that approach
Explain how the quote shows a parallel between Sartre and Tolstoy.

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I am asking you to make an argument here so provide your answer and then state your reasons.

Read the questions carefully and respond to all parts of it. Aim to answer the questions in 3-4 sentences at minimum but you may write more than that if you choose to. Your answers will be graded based on how well you understood the text, how well you articulated yourself, and good spelling, grammar, and style.
1. Do you think the metaphysics of race is a truly productive philosophical endeavor or is the topic of race an investigation that should be left to the social sciences? I am asking you to make an argument here so provide your answer and then state your reasons.
2. Mills presents some different metaphysical positions one can have on race. Which one do you find the most convincing? Carefully state your reasons.
3. Mills has presented 7 criteria for determining someone’s race which ones/one do you believe to be the most important. Carefully state your reasons.

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Re-write of your first paper.

4-page papers on a philosophical topic of your choosing. There is a mandatory
re-write of your first paper. We will discuss this in class. Further info on writing
philosophy papers can
be found at the following websites:
http://www.jimpryor.net/teaching/guidelines/writing.html
http://www.mla.org/style

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What might make the claim more credible?

*feel free to choose any advertisement and answer ALL the points below Choose an advertisement on television, on the radio, on the Internet, or in print. Describe, deconstruct, and analyze the advertisement by answering the following items: Where did you find the advertisement ? Briefly describe the scenario depicted in the advertisement. What product is advertised? Who is the audience for this advertisement? How do you know this? Identify the main claim in the advertisement. Is the claim credible? Why or why not? Use class terminology to explain. What might make the claim more credible? What might make it less credible? How does the author use rhetorical strategies to sell this product to its audience? Does the advertisement reveal any cognitive biases? Which ones and how?