Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Group project assignment 1

Group project assignment 1

Due Wednesday October 22, by class time. Submitted by Turnitin. 

Common Arguments on Homosexuality “Mad Libs” Worksheet, available here:

The purpose for this assignment is for you to construct a 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.
Please email Dr. Nobis the URL, post a link to your page on the blog (below this post) and upload a cut and paste of the text from your teaching tool with the link to Turnitin. Make it very, very clear who is part of your group. Each student must submit, for himself, the text from the blog. 

You may want to re-read this article by James Pryor, "Guidelines on writing a philosophy paper": 

Questions about your webpage:
1. Did you produce a teaching tool? That is, could someone look at your webpage and learn how to be better identify and evaluate moral arguments? Does your page have a section where you explain the methods and skills involved in doing this?
2. Do your page have some kind of introduction?
3. Does it have some kind of conclusion?
4. Is the writing grammatically correct? Does the page look elegant and smooth (as opposed to clunky and awkward)?

Did you do everything in the initial assignment?


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