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Author Topic: My Philosophy paper  (Read 2387 times)

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Offline klassykitty

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My Philosophy paper
« on: October 06, 2013, 05:51:04 PM »
My Philosophy teacher gave us our choices for our first paper.
 They are:  It is unethical to have sex relations unless one is married.
                The purpose of sex relations is pleasure.
                 All forms of sexual relations between consenting adults is ethical.
                Homosexuals should be allowed to get married.
                Homosexual relations are immoral.

I can't decide which one to do so I am going to put them in a jar and pull one.

Also my teacher is in his late 50's, a Mennonite and rather liberal for a Mennonite.  He also "enjoys" "picking" on the shunned Amish guy and the 2 girls from a foreign country.

I am glad this is my only philosophy class because it is driving me batty.

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Offline BT65

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Re: My Philosophy paper
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 04:20:30 AM »
I loved Philosophy, and Ethics even more so.  I believe most philosophy professors are liberal, I couldn't imagine an ultra-conservative teaching that class.

Good luck, I'm sure you'll be fine. :)
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Offline mecch

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Re: My Philosophy paper
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 10:57:03 AM »
1) isnt true, and is it even a question about ethics...
4) well i guess would be interesting to argue for or against ones personal ethic

I'd say 2 and 3 are the most inviting as ethical questions, lots of room to develop....
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: My Philosophy paper
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 02:00:38 PM »
Good luck with your paper. I would chose "the purpose of sex relations is pleasure." Purpose implies design and there are a lot of ways to go with that.

Offline buginme2

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Re: My Philosophy paper
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 02:52:01 PM »
Choose the one you disagree with the most. 
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: My Philosophy paper
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 06:52:05 PM »
Choose the one you disagree with the most.

I agree!!  And like Betty I liked Ethics a bunch.

Writing a paper on the legalization of drugs ( the opposite of what I believed) opened my mind.

I'm disappointed to read if this prof enjoying picking on anyone!!

Offline WillyWump

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Re: My Philosophy paper
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 07:10:07 PM »
Good Luck Kitty! I abhorred Philosophy in college and slept through much of it :P

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Offline OneTampa

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Re: My Philosophy paper
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 11:09:54 PM »
Excerpted definition, Oxford Dictionary:

Definition of philosophy in English:

a theory or attitude held by a person or organization that acts as a guiding principle for behavior.

Link: http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/philosophy


I took Philosophy and Religion in college. I always added a little fun and flavor to my papers and presentations and inserted a bit of Bill Maher.  ;)

You can choose the topic that interests you and lets you weave an interesting and thought provoking presentation (with a scholarly tilt).

Have fun with it.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2013, 11:12:56 PM by OneTampa »
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Offline Theyer

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Re: My Philosophy paper
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 09:08:49 AM »
Good luck with it Miss Kitty, if you are like me your house will be ultra tidy because you have a paper to do .

Think I would go for Sexual pleasure then I could include power relationships , then stick it to  him for being a bully re the Amish guy.
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