Ethics Essay Topics

English Homework: Register

For my “Register” piece of homework, I have been asked to create a formal/informal argument. For my formal argument, I’ve decided to base it on fox hunting. My ‘argument’, will be more of a debate. But, I will persist in using formal language through out. I will have an opposing argument, which will constantly try… View Article

A Rhetorical Analysis of: Evil is as Evil Does

PURPOSE: The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, concerning the art of rhetoric, “[it] is the faculty of discovering in every case the available means of persuasion.” A suitably eloquent phrase, the definition lends itself to images of momentous speeches amongst great crowds and heated debates in which the fluent, forceful language of one person… View Article

Is The Secret Sharer an appropriate title for this short story?

1. Is The Secret Sharer an appropriate title for this short story? Support your ideas with detail from the text. In The Secret Sharer, a captain escapes his ship where he was held captive after murdering a member of the crew. He swims to another ship and admits the whole truth to the captain. Both… View Article

Philosophy of Discipline

Essay Question: In order to find out how things really are, one must understand the filters through which one perceives the world. I believe that we perceive and therefore know. We perceive through emotions, language and reason. These are also known as the ways of knowing. Thus, it is appropriate to use the Woolman’s twelve… View Article

Fathers and Sons – The Quarrel – Chapter 10

Chapter ten begins with Arkady and Bazarov discussing Nikolai and his ‘outdatedness’, Nikolai consulting his brother Pavel about the same issue follows this. These two events barely fit into the same chapter as the quarrel that occurs next. Bazarov and Pavel have not gotten along since they met and share different views on basically everything…. View Article

“Will Brown Faces Again Be a Rarity?” by Jesus Mena

Jesus Mena, director of media relations for UC Berkley, wrote the article “Will Brown Faces Again Be a Rarity?” in the April 15, 1998 edition of the Berkleyan. This editorial offers various arguments as to why affirmative action is needed. I am going to first summarize the article. Then, I will analyze the kinds of… View Article

Plato and Nietzsche on Authority

Nietzsche and Plato have many similarities in their discussion of political philosophy. Both dislike and hold contempt for democracy, and both favour a meritocratically chosen elite holding authority. There are even many similarities between the characteristics that they require in the group. However, there are differences too. Nietzsche doesn’t outline a strict theory of authority,… View Article

Why are justice and integrity problematic for utilitarianism?

Mill outlines utilitarianism as a principle by which one can make a choice, which will be considered as the correct or moral thing to do. He asserts that by choosing the outcome which would, under foreseeable circumstances, give maximum general happiness, you will be undertaking the most moral choice. Mill moves to this argument in… View Article

The verification principle

“The verification principle does not provide any real challenges to religious people when talking about God” Concept of verification refers to demonstrating the truth or falsity of a statement of fact using empirical evidence. For example, a statement such as Martians visit the Earth when no one is watching is described as meaningless. Such statement… View Article

How does Kant support God’s existence?

Immanuel Kant feels that no-one, human or otherwise, can “know” that God exists. This is due to various flaws and necessities for humanity. For one, when we cannot have an a posteriori proof for God’s existence due to the fact that it is completely dependent on our personal experience of the world and, therefore, our… View Article

Objections Arising from Evil in the World

The word evil is a word which can be used very loosely, usually used to describe something we think to be morally wrong, something that when in inflicted on a person causes pain and suffering. However, if an ‘evil’ act is committed by someone who has been in all other aspects good, does this act… View Article

Religious responses to the verification principle have been largely unsuccessful

‘Religious responses to the verification principle have been largely unsuccessful.’ Evaluate this claim. (20 marks) The Verification Principle claims that it is meaningless to talk about God and ethics etc, as these cannot be verified using empirical evidence or scientific experiments. There have however been many responses to this theory, for example the falsification principle…. View Article

The AIDS inflicted citizens in Africa

The dilemma regarding the AIDS inflicted citizens in Africa is a modern day paradox. On one hand, mankind can achieve huge strides in the research necessary to control the malady which has already killed so many. On the other, modern civilization risks the exploitation of fellow human beings born into a more unfortunate and primitive… View Article

What is meant by moral relativism?

Moral relativism holds that morals are subjective, in that they depend on the culture, religion, place and time in which they occur. Situation ethics is an example of this and it is a theory of acting and decision making, which is centred around love. The importance of this is that love is a response to… View Article