FINAL EXAM & PAPER SCHEDULE, FOR SENIORS AND NON-SENIORS:
You can take the final exam in intro to ethics with Professor Nobis at any of these days and times:
- Monday, May 3, 8AM-10AM (this is the official time for the 1 PM class)
- Monday, May 3, 1-3 PM (this is the official time for the 11 AM class)
- Wednesday, May 5, 1-3 PM (this is the official time for the 11 AM class)
Since senior grades are must be submitted to the registrar by Thursday, May 6 at noon, everything is due for seniors (who hope to graduate) by Thursday, May 6 at 9 AM. Thus, paper 4 is due for seniors by Thursday, May 6 at 9 AM and must be submitted online via the Turnitin system and in hardcopy.
The final paper is due for everyone else, i.e., non-hoping-to-graduate seniors -- and must be submitted online via the Turnitin system and in hardcopy -- by Monday, May 10 at 9 AM.
PAPER 4 ASSIGNMENT:
Write an argumentative philosophical essay where you:
(1) present and explain Singer's, Norcross's and/or Simmon's arguments concerning animals: you must discuss at least two of these author's arguments.
(2) explain whether these arguments are sound by raising and responding to at least five of what you think are the strongest and/or most important and/or common objections to their soundness.
[Note: as discussed in class, in light of the article from Machan, there is absolutely no need to discuss these issues in terms of "rights." You are, therefore, encouraged to not make use of the term, since neither Singer, Norcross and Simmons use the concept of "rights" in making their arguments.
Your paper should have a title, an introduction, a thesis ("I will argue that _____.") and be clear, well-organized, well-argued, raise and respond to objections, and have a conclusion.
Due dates are above, and the paper must be submitted via Turnitin and in hardcopy.