Compatibilism solves the problem of determinisim
Students will bring their completed essay to class on 4/28/16 for peer review. Students will submit their final draft of their assessment on 5/3/16 to D2L (and will bring a hard copy to class).
Answer the following question in at least three full pages. Pages should be double spaced, in 12” font (such as Times New Roman), with 1” margins. Papers must conform to MLA standards. Papers should also follow the basic structure of academic papers, where there is a strong introduction with a clear thesis, organized body paragraphs, and a strong conclusion. Please see the Academic Center or your instructor for assistance.
The papers must be submitted in hardcopy form, due at the beginning of class. Papers must also be submitted on D2L under the “dropbox” tab by the beginning of class. Please review the late policy for performance assessments in the syllabus.
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Option 1: Construct an argument that seeks to show that the evidence supports the claim that compatibilism solves the problem determinism poses for moral responsibility.
Option 2: Construct an argument that seeks to show that evidence does not support the claim that compatibilism solves the problem determinism poses for moral responsibility.
Instructions: Analyze the argument for compatibilism, identifying the premises and conclusion(s), and how they relate to one another. Then, critically evaluate the success or failure of the argument.
It is acceptable to conduct research into what other philosophers have said about Aristotle’s argument for virtue ethics. However, you must give credit to any ideas or words that are not your own. Please consult the syllabus for the consequences of plagiarism. Furthermore, the ideas and words you use should support your own claims, and should not be used as a substitute for one’s own thinking.