Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Writing Assignment for Monday, September 26
Carefully read and study this short, 2 page article by Francis Beckwith on abortion, handed out in class and available here:
Other writings by this author on abortion are available at his webpage here, in case you would like to see his position and arguments developed in greater detail:
Then, carefully read and study this article on how to write a philosophy paper by Jim Pryor:
Then, write a paper about the Beckwith article.
This paper should conform to Pryor’s advice. It should:
1.       Have an introductory paragraph.
2.       Have a thesis.
3.       Explain Beckwith’s arguments.
4.       Offer criticisms and critiques of arguments: your objections and critiques or ones that could be raised by someone.
5.       A response to these criticisms and critiques: what might Beckwith say in response?
6.       A conclusion and concluding paragraph.
Due Monday, in class, in hardcopy but also sent via email to Professor Nobis by 8 AM that Monday:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

For Wed., please read Ch. 2 on comas. Thus, Chs. 1-3 and the final chapter have been assigned.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

For Friday

For Friday, let's augment our beginning discussion of Ch. 1 with Ch. 3, which is on the related topic of Physician Assisted Suicide. Please augment your writing assignment on Ch. 1 with discussion of Ch. 3.

We read this case today: 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ch 1 is on "Requests to Die." Your writing assignment is this: when, if ever, should a "request to die" be honored, and why? Form your answer on the basis of the cases and arguments discussed in the chapter.