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    In his essay, Peter Singer argues that humans have the skills and resources necessary to end suffering in the world. He says that to do this we are each morally obligated to give as much as we are able without negative consequences on ourselves. He also states that in order for this to be achieved as a moral code, our structure of society must be changed. In this paper, I will argue that Peter Singer adequately presents his argument. I will also raise an objection to his argument and state his refutation of that objection. The objection raised is that charity and duty are separated by a line in our society which conflicts with Peter Singer’s argument. In the essay “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” Peter Singer addresses the idea that people…

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    necessary but not sufficient condition for his morality. [1] Subsequently, Cephalus defines justice as telling the truth and returning what is owed. Socrates refutes both parts of this definition by providing counterexamples. The first example involves returning a weapon to a mad man. While you do owe the mad man his weapon, it would be unjust to return the weapon since it could be used to harm others. Furthermore, it would be unjust to be completely honest with this mad man, because doing so…

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    deal of influence on Western thought and has continued to be a talked about philosopher in today’s world of philosophy. One idea that Epicurus vigilantly discusses in the text is about death being of no concern to us (Toop 228). Epicurus examines the “philosophy showing that death is the end of all consciousness [which] relieves us of all fear of death” (Toop 228). He is indeed, in plain words, stating that at the moment of death, there can be no fear as we have no consciousness to experience…

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    Stuart Mill Justice

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    without overwhelming and immense contradictions. To combine the pro-choice view into pro-life opinion would coerce the pro-life individuals to surrender their fundamental belief that life begins at conception or be receptive to the idea of what is essentially murder in their view. To combine the pro-life view into the pro-choice arguments would compromise the underlying belief that only the parties involved can make a decision in regards of performing the medical procedure. These two views are…

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    Self-Reflection This GSW 1110 class has improved my writing skills in many different ways such as my techniques I use to get my paper to where it needs to be, how to research for credible sources, counterarguments and refutations, and how to present different tasks in different papers. In the beginning of this class, we had set goals to accomplish my the end of this course. My goals were to stay organized, making sure each topic I picked was interesting, manage my time better, making sure the…

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    Case For Reparations

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    Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Atlantic article “The Case for Reparations” forges an assertion on the controversial subject of slavery reparations. Accordingly, the evidence, structure, and thesis of the argument should uphold a level of both professionalism and pragmatism in supporting the argument. While Coates’ supports his arguments with facets from the physical, economic, social, and political aspects of injustice with according evidence, the lack of cohesiveness from the text weakens the…

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    Outcome 3 explores what it takes for a writer to produce complex, analytical, persuasive arguments that contribute to the conversation of existing research and matter in academic contexts. It is important for a writer, when developing a complex and analytical claim, to implement the stakes of the argument, and why the argument matters to their field of research. If the argument has no purpose, then the writers desired audience have no reason to read it. It is also vital for the writer to…

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    Reflective Letter on MWA #2 There are many strategies and elements that should be used in an argumentative paper, the most important three of these strategies are ethos, pathos, and logos. Although you do not necessarily need to use all three of those strategies to make an effective argument, a writer does need a strong foundation in all three if they wish to write a strong argumentative paper that can be given out to the public (such as a newspaper editorial). In my paper “The Side You Don’t…

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    Headphone Consequences

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    The benefits and consequences of headphones are widely debated and whether or not their benefits outway their consequences is a topic of controversy among many. There are those who assert that headphones are a great invention and despite their negative effect on a person’s hearing over time they are worth it. On the other hand there are those who argue that despite the usefulness of headphones they are not worth the anti-social behavior they promote and the damaging effect that they have on…

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    We have arrived to our third stop, the complex, busy and hectic city, EWP Outcome #3! The third outcome aims "to produce complex, analytic, persuasive arguments that matter in academic contexts." I believe that the first and second major paper demonstrate my ability to derive a complex claim in order to make a compelling argument. 1. The argument is appropriately complex, based in a claim that emerges from and explores a line of inquiry. In the first major paper, I have produced a complex…

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