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    Gensler: Divine Command Theory Gensler’s main argument for the Divine Command Theory is to argue the moral reasons for the existence of God. He gives the premises that everyone knows objective moral duties. Then comes the idea that if there are objective moral duties there has to be something that makes them moral law. For this the only answer that makes sense is God because it cannot be a person or other individuals in society since we do not have the authority to tell someone is they do something wrong. He, however, had one more premise than Lewis did. He said that you need to show the source of a moral law because stuff like 2+2=4 are true of their own nature and objective duties need something to make them true. For example, doing something right needs some sort of source to make it true, it cannot just be right. If these are all put together it shows us that God does exist and he makes moral laws. These all lead to believing in the Divine Command Theory and God’s will creates moral order and the right and wrong distinctions. Gensler’s, “Divine Command Theory” talks about the way that duties and our moral obligations depend on God’s will. I do not think this theory is very plausible because of many contradictions that comes using the divine command theory to solve problems and answer questions, especially when it is linked with the Euthyphro Argument. If you or someone where to believe the Divine Command Theory, then it does not solve the Euthyphro Argument which states,…

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    Philosophy according to the public eye is just digging deeper into logical reasoning, but, it is much more than that, it is about truly understanding arguments and the formulas behind them to discover how they are made. This allows the philosophical mind to be able to study the nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Singer states, “Philosophers don’t simply make claims; they instead give arguments.” Philosophers present statements to represent factual opinions or claims, which is just a…

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    Arguments are when one offers a premise (or premises) to support a conclusion. Two main methods of support are joint and branching. Joint support is when related premises support the conclusion. On their own, each premise is not enough to constitute a valid argument for the conclusion so they have to work together in order for the conclusion to be reached. Branching support is when there are multiple, unrelated premises that lead to the same conclusion. These two types are very different but…

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    Since the beginning of humanity, people have had to persuade other people to reach their objectives. Whether it was arguing if hunting or gathering would be more beneficial, or if country should go to war, or whether a government should implement a new law, skilled persuasion has shaped history as we know it. With such a powerful tool, experts have tried to discover how to argue in a way that positively and efficiently benefits society. Joesph Wenzel, author of the chapter entitled “Three…

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    Who is “Jack”? The problem at hand is as follows: Jack enters a shop and has his mind completely replaced, let’s for now call him Person A. An identical copy of Jack’s mind (the mind that he walked into the shop with) is then put into another person, which we shall call Person B. In the essay I shall argue that Jack is Person B by showing that a person is identified by their consciousness. Arguments have been provided to justify each person, Person A and Person B, as being Jack. Firstly, to…

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    0236566 In this squib, I criticize Norcross’ argument for the claim that Fred would still be acting immoral if he hired someone else to torture the puppies. I then argue that the second premise of Norcross’ target argument is false by providing an objection. My objection shows that there is a situation in which the action itself is immoral, but hiring someone to do it is not immoral. Now I will present Norcross’ target argument in standard form, for the claim that hiring someone else to torture…

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    Pathos is the most important part of the rhetorical argument because it truly expresses the feelings of the writer to the audience and easily allows them to absorb the material due to the emotion filled with writing. Pathos is defined as the power of speech, literature, and other forms of expression of evoking a feeling of sympathy and compassion from the reader. The essay will demonstrate how the effective use of pathos will strengthen arguments. Pathos is the strongest of the three rhetorical…

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    Every writer has strengths and weaknesses that make their writing uniquely their own. The strengths are points of pride, the weaknesses are constantly worked on to slowly strengthen and reinforce them to make the writing even better. I believe that my greatest strengths as a writer are my ability to follow through with my thesis and organize my writing in a logical way that improves readability; my biggest weaknesses as a writer are proofreading and planning in advance. As with most things, my…

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    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was officially recognised as a clinical syndrome in 1980 in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) DSM-III stimulating scientific interest, resulting in a surge of research. Individuals needing treatment were being identified through clinical measures that then guided treatment distribution (Marshall, Spitzer, & Liebowitz, 1999). Two measures developed was the Penn Inventory for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Hammarberg, 1992) and the…

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    Discuss the Value, Soundness, or Impact of Online Education For a majority of High School students, going to college is the next logical step, in the path to improve their future. This may not have been the case 15 to 20 years ago. During this time, there was a healthy middle class in the United States, were high School graduates could find a job at a factory earning fairly good pay. As more of these industrial jobs were shipped overseas, companies found themselves in a position needing to…

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