Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Paper /project assignment 1, with some of options. All due Friday, March 22.



Paper /project assignment 1, with some of options. All due Friday, March 22.

First, re-read Vaughn on writing  philosophy and this article by James Pryor, "Guidelines on writing a philosophy paper": http://www.jimpryor.net/teaching/guidelines/writing.html 

Option 1: Individual philosophical paper or educational webpage/blog where you address all the aspects of the assignment below.

Option 2: Group project:
The purpose for this assignment is for you to construct a public online teaching tool to help people better find and evaluate moral arguments and then apply this guidance to the issue of homosexuality. (Your teaching tool can, and probably will, be used with other issues later in the semester ). Create your own group of 2 or 3 students. Create a webpage or blog (on Blogger, Wordpress, Google Sites, wherever) where you present and evaluate at least five arguments for the conclusion that homosexuality is wrong.

You must also explain the methods that you will use to evaluate these arguments, in terms of finding conclusions, finding premises, making the arguments valid and identifying whether the arguments are sound or not (including using counterexamples to try to argument that general moral premises are false). That is, you must explain *how* someone would think about moral issues and explain the methods that we’ve used in this class.

On your page(s), you must:

- Identify what you mean by the claim that 'homosexuality is wrong'; this might be different for different arguments.
- Identify at least five arguments for that conclusion: pick arguments that you think are interesting, common and/or influential.
- State these arguments in logically valid form.
For each argument, explain whether each premise is true or false and so whether the argument is sound or not.

Your webpage/blog should have an introduction and a conclusion and so forth.

The purpose for this assignment, instead of a paper, is for you to construct a public teaching tool to help people better find and evaluate moral arguments and then apply it to the issue of homosexuality. (Your teaching tool can, and probably will, be used with other issues later in the semester!).

Please email Dr. Nobis the URL, post a link to your page on the blog (below this post) and bring a printout of the page to class! Make it very, very clear who is part of your group.

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