The Apology” by Plato – (i) provide an elucidation of Socrates’ indictments

Based on “The Apology” by Plato –  (i) provide an elucidation of Socrates’ indictments; (ii) elaborate his defences against these charges;

The Apology” by Plato – (i) provide an elucidation of Socrates’ indictments

Choose two of the following:
1) Based on “The Apology” by Plato –  (i) provide an elucidation of Socrates’ indictments; (ii) elaborate his defences against these charges; (iii) provide three arguments to convince your reader that the asking of questions can count as a form of corruption (specifically, an act that can corrupt others); and (iv) provide three arguments to convince your reader that the asking of questions may not count as a form of corruption (specifically, an act that can corrupt others).

2) Based on lectures and “The Apology” by Plato – Socrates never advances positive knowledge, but seeks knowledge by attempting to discover what cannot be a case of knowledge based on the reasons others offer as evidence for that “knowledge”. How does this largely negative exercise help us discover/move towards knowledge?

3) Ethical Egoism – (i) provide an elucidation of the various versions of ethical egoism that exist (look to the textbook AND my lecture(s)); (ii) provide two arguments not included in the TEXTBOOK for why ethical egoism (specify which version(s) you are referencing) contains internal tensions/confusions/problems that make the position implausible; and (iii) provide two arguments for why even if ethical egoism is true/plausible (specify which version(s) you are referencing), ethical egoism does not challenge our ability to engage in practical ethics together.

3) Utilitarianism – (i) elaborate what utilitarianism amounts to as described in the textbook; (ii) provide four arguments not referenced in the textbook to suggest that utilitarianism suffers from tensions/confusions/problems; and (iii) defend utilitarianism on two grounds not offered by the textbook itself.

4) Kant’s Deontology – (i) elaborate Kant’s account of deontology (his Categorical Imperative); (ii) outline four issues not referenced in the textbook to argue that Kant’s deontology suffers from tensions/confusions/problems; and (iii) defend Kant’s deontology on two grounds not offered by Kant himself.

5) Virtue Ethics – (i) elaborate Aristotle’s account of virtue ethics; (ii) Further, outline four issues not referenced in the textbook to argue that virtue ethics suffers from tensions/confusions/problems; and (iii) Also, defend virtue ethics on two grounds not offered by Aristotle himself or the textbook.

Choose two of the following:

6) “All Animals are Equal” by Singer – (i) elaborate Singer’s argument in this piece; (ii) outline three issues not referenced in the textbook to argue that Singer’s argument suffers from tensions/confusions/problems; and (iii) Additionally, defend Singer’s argument on three grounds not offered by Singer himself or by the textbook.

7) “Animal Citizenship” by Donaldson and Kymlicka – (i) elaborate the authors’ argument in this piece; (ii) outline three issues not referenced in the textbook to argue that the authors’ argument suffers from tensions/confusions/problems; and (iii) Moreover, defend the authors’ argument on three grounds not offered by the authors themselves or by the textbook.

8) Elaborate Stone’s argument; (ii) elucidate three issues not referenced in the textbook to argue that the author’s argument suffers from tensions/confusions/problems; and (iii) Additionally, defend the author’s argument on three grounds not offered by the author themselves or by the textbook.

9) Elaborate Taylor’s argument; (ii) elucidate three issues not referenced in the textbook to argue that the author’s argument suffers from tensions/confusions/problems; and (iii) Finally, defend the author’s argument on three grounds not offered by the author themselves or by the textbook.

 

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