Your final assignment is simply to write a paper on an ethical topic of interest to you. There is no length requirement. Write an abstract of the following:
The mark of good philosophical writing is not verbosity, but density: you should attempt to say as much as is necessary in as few words as possible.
You need to engage with 1) at least one source from the philosopher’s index, and 2) at least one of the authors we read together in class on a topic of interest to professional philosophers.
To reach the philosopher’s index:
• Go to the Fordham library webpage. Under Library Resources, click on Databases
• Click on P
• Click on Philosopher’s Index
Talk to me in advance about your paper topic to make sure that you are headed in the right direction. The sooner you do this, the sooner you’ll have an idea of what you’re writing about. And the sooner you have a good idea of what you’re writing on, the better your final paper will be.
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.Abstract: I examine William Paley’s watchmaker argument for the existence of God, the exemplar of arguments characterized broadly as teleological. My discussion begins with a presentation of the argument—and its type—as belonging to the a posteriori...