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Confucianism as a religion

What do you think of Confucianism as a religion? Historically, many have viewed it as much as a philosophy or system of beliefs aiding social structure as much as a religion. What aspects of Confucianism make it “religious?” Are there philosophical or religious structures that have or could work this way (to strongly support social roles and structure) in the west?

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Taoism

There are different types of Taoism. What are their roles? How do you think they might have evolved? Does Taoism remind you in any way of “Indigenous Religion?” If so, how? How does Taoism interact with Buddhism? Does this seem confusing or paradoxical to you? Consider the vinegar tasters. What do you think of this image? Do you think it’s possible for three disparate religions to work so closely and harmoniously together in the west?

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The Roles of Nature and Nurture with Regard to The Interpretation and Evaluation of Sensory Data

Discuss the roles of nature and nurture with regard to the interpretation and evaluation of sensory data. Please use at least two (2) quality resources and cite sources in APA format

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Provide at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information. Use at least two (2) quality resources & cite sources (APA format).

Provide at least three (3) reasons for believing in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information. Use at least two (2) quality resources & cite sources (APA format).

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Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

Discuss Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

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Abortion as a Health Ethics Issue

Abortion as a Health Ethics Issue

Consider the following case.

Sarah, age 24, learns she is pregnant, and the pregnancy is 5 weeks along. She and her boyfriend had been taking precautions and were very conscientious about this; and were just unfortunate. Both are graduate students and want to continue working as teaching assistants and finish their Ph.D.s . Sarah doesn’t want to attend to a pregnancy at this time. And both do not want to rear a child. She and her boyfriend are in a committed relationship but have never talked about getting married and having a family. Both she and her partner would like the pregnancy to be terminated.
What would be the morally correct way to view this situation according to either Don Marquis (BE) or Judith Jarvis Thomson (BE) and why ( )? In 230-250 words summarize and critically evaluate either Marquis’ article or Thomson’s article. Do you find the author’s arguments convincing? What would be the morally correct way to view this situation according to Susan Sherwin (BE) and why? In 230-250 words summarize and critically evaluate her arguments. Do you find them convincing? Make sure you make clear how Marquis?/Thomson’s and Sherwin’s arguments differ. In your critique insert your own perspective on this situation. You may agree with any of the theorists or some other ethical theorist on abortion in our text, BE, or elsewhere. Refer to aspects of the moral theories we have been looking at (Kantianism, Utilitarianism and Care Ethics) to support your claims. So, for example, refer to rights, autonomy, responsibilities, duties, rules, laws, justice, or care of the vulnerable. You may do research outside of the discipline of philosophy but remember this is a philosophy paper and not, for instance, a sociology or biology paper. Any material you present should illuminate or support claims and arguments. 600 words.

Your essay should have a brief introduction (a few sentences) and a brief conclusion (a few sentences). Do not restate the case in your essay. Your entire essay (without the reference section) should be approximately 600 words. Marks will be deducted if you go more than 75 words under or over the word length. Please put a word count on your first page; do not include a title page. In your introduction get to the point immediately about what you will be up to step by step in the paper. Your conclusion should briefly sum up what you have argued and shown.

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Reflections; parallels and similarities between Plato and Descartes

1.Discuss the role/challenge/problem that religion played in Plato’s and Descartes’ thought and how and why they dealt with it.
2. The effect that relativism, skepticism and agnosticism played in Plato’s and Descartes’ search for knowledge and truth and certitude.
3. The similarities with Plato’s notion of immortality and Descartes’ Dualism.
4. The important influence of mathematics in both Plato and Descartes regarding the nature of and quality of knowledge and certitude.
5. The parallels/similarities between Plato’s Theory of Forms and Descartes’ Clear and Distinct ideas as they relate to the nature and qualities of Knowledge.
The essay must be between 750-1000 words long. (12 pt. , single space) The title, bibliography, foot notes ,etc are not included in the word count.

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Kawaida Philosophy.

 
For this assignment you are asked to critique the contemporary relevance and/or explanatory ability of one of the key theories mentioned below this paragraph. In many ways, this assignment mirrors the instructional prompt given for your class discussion on Kawaida Philosophy

Definition and Context: This is not a research assignment; it is a reflective essay. Please do not consult or refer to any sources outside of the journal articles/chapter essays, lecture slides and class readings for this course. Within the body of the essay, students should select one of the theories listed above and identified in the PowerPoint presentations or the Karenga text. In addition to identifying how Karegna defines and explains the term or theory, students should define the term more broadly by putting the term in their own words and placing it in a familiar context using examples from one or more of the journal articles/book chapters or class readings for this course. Note: Please do not cite or reference a journal article that you have or plan to submit for one of your three article review assignments. Students must discuss the theory at a critical level. Critical discussion includes your opinion of the items mentioned, but also includes your ability to reference material from class readings, online PowerPoint presentations and class discussions.

When discussing the contemporary relevance and explanatory ability of the theory that you have taken under investigation, please limit your discussion to the unit of analysis the theory claims to describe. For example, the Pathological/Pathogenic School of Thought (Chapter Six) is a paradigm that views the Black family as dysfunctional and provides reasons for that dysfunction. The paradigm does not purport to explain the athletic prowess (or lack thereof) of the Dallas Cowboys football team. Similarly, the Cross Model of Nigresence (Chapter Ten) emerges out of psychology and seeks to describe/explain the stages an African American goes through in gaining an awareness of and appreciation for his/her racial identity. The theory does not attempt to explain why some African Americans (or other groups) might decide to abuse drugs or alcohol.

Essay Length and Structure: Each student is required to an essay that is a minimum of five (5) pages (approx. 1,250 words) critiquing the social practicality of a key theory, philosophy or concern in African American Studies. Students should use a thesis statement to guide their discussion. Essays will be counted off for incorrect punctuation and poor grammar use. Essays must be typed, double-spaced, in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. Do not use block quotes. Employ quotes from other texts as little as possible. Format your citations using either the American Psychological Association (APA) or Chicago Manual of Style guidelines

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Philosophy of Education and 2.Scholarly Sources & Bibliography Analysis

 
This order is for two different discussions, please put the first discussion on the first page and the second discussion on the second page, also within the discussions please properly cite the references for example (authors name, date) in brackets. each discussion should have its own reference page as well.

Week 3 discussion 1
Philosophy of Education
Prepare: Read the articles “Philosophy as Translation: Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell” and “Philosophy as Education and Education as Philosophy: Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell”by Saitofrom the EBSCOhostdatabase in the Ashford University Library.
Reflect: As you take notes on the two articles, think about the importance of understanding the philosophy behind taking general education courses and how your courses have taught you academic integrity, global citizenship, and cultural sensitivity.
Write: For this discussion, respond to the following prompts:
• Describe the implications Stanley Cavell’s ordinary language philosophy has on democracy and education. Provide an example of ordinary language philosophy.
• Examine the ideas of mutual reflection and mutual understanding as it relates to cultural differences.
• Share a learning experience of an ethical or moral lesson based on John Dewey’s quote: “democracy must begin at home.” Explain how that experience has influenced your level of integrity while receiving your education.
• Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.
• Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.
Week 3 discussion 2
Scholarly Sources & Bibliography Analysis
Prepare: In order to prepare for this assignment, you should review the following tutorials in the Ashford Writing Center:
• Annotated Bibliography
• APA Checklist
• Sample Annotated Bibliography
Also, review the following information from the Ashford University Library:
• Popular & Scholarly Sources tutorial
• Primary and Secondary Sources tutorial
• Primary Vs. Secondary Sources infographic
Takes notes by listing examples and differences between these types of resources.
Reflect: Compare your list of examples between primary and secondary resources. Good research is a combination of many types of sources. Prior to taking this course, did you understand the differences between these resources and the importance of finding one type of resource over another?
Write: Provide your initial post that addresses these prompts:

• Explain the differences between primary and secondary sources used in research.
• Identify a type of resource for your Final Research Project topic which is prayer in schools, I believe that prayer in schools is important. that would be considered a primary source and one that might be a secondary source, and explain why they fit in those categories.
• Explain the advantages of using primary source documents in your research on your Final Research Project topic.
• Review two peer-reviewed, scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library that you will use for your Final Research Project, and explain why they were chosen.
• Provide full reference information of the two scholarly articles chosen in APA format at the end of your response.
• Download and attach the two articles that you found from
The links to the articles are as follows, I will also upload them in a document with order labeled the articles for week 3 discussion 2

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Philosophy

this essays basic idea from this book Eliot Deutsch, Introduction to World Philosophies the essay describe or summarize given questions Would William James’ pragmatic conception of truth help us to understand Nietzsche’s critical re-evaluation of morals? Another interesting point of contact would be to look again at Russell’s “Value of Philosophy”, but this time, through the perspective of James. Russell, of course, is not a pragmatist; his notion of truth is, as we have seen, based on ‘correspondence’ or agreement. But when he defines the value of philosophy as consisting in its ability to help us escape (whatever it is that he might want think we would want to escape from), does that bring his own position closer to that of James? Finally, which of the two positions do you find more compelling?

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