- Type your paper using the sample paper in your text book as a reference.
- TYPE FIRST, edit and format SECOND
- Aim for 5-8 paragraphs. More does not equal better. Say what you want to as clearly and concisely as possible.
- After you finish writing, edit your paper to APA format and create your reference page. ONLY references that you actually used in your paper should be on this page.
- Class time will be dedicated to finishing the paper and personal consultations
Overview of themes in Brave new world
We have a lot to cover this week. Bring your texts to class.
Final exam essay questions. CHOOSE ONE. Note books, outlines, dictionaries, and textbooks are ok!
5 paragraph essay using sources from class
1. How can philosophy save Brave new world? use specific examples of philosophy you learned in this course to combat the problems in Huxley’s future. What philosophical approach is best o overcoming BNW? Which could possibly be used to make the world worse?
2. What are Mustapha Mond’s arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a “winner” of his debate with John?
3. It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like John, Bernard, and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? Discuss the relationship between truth and happiness, and the use of soma?
4. Is John really more free than the World State members? How is he conditioned in his own way?
We will use these last two weeks to complete our research papers.
We will discuss chapters 15-17 of BNW PLEASE READ THEM and continue our discussion of morals and ethics
Kant on The Age of Enlightenment
“For enlightenment of this kind, all that is needed is freedom. And the freedom in question is the most innocuous form of all—freedom to make public use of one’s reason in all matters. But I hear on all sides the cry: Don’t argue!The officer says: Don’t argue, get on parade! The tax official: Don’t’ argue, pay! The clergyman: Don’t argue, believe!. . .All this means restrictions on freedom everywhere. But which sort of restriction prevents enlightenment, and which, instead of hindering it, can actually promote it? I reply: The public use of man’s reason must always be free, and it alone can bring about enlightenment among men; the private use of reason may quite often be very narrowly restricted, however, without undue hindrance to the progress of enlightenment. But by the public use of one’s own reason I mean that use which anyone may make of it as a man of learning addressing the entire reading public. What I term the private use of reason is that which a person may make of it in a particular civil post or office with which he is entrusted.”
The Principle of Utility vs Categorical Imperative.
Kantian Ethics https://prezi.com/ytlkpnm5sld0/copy-of-kantian-ethics/
Happiness and Virtue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6UQLiHB0k0
Overview of Utilitarianism
Trolley Problems and Moral Calculus