The purpose of this assignment is to have you practice the skills necessary in:
1. Identify and apply a variety of epistemological, metaphysical and ethical theory
2. Evaluate and differentiate between an epistemological, a metaphysical and an ethical question
3. Understand and apply the criteria of correct philosophical reasoning
4. Present a solution to a philosophical problem
But, in a round-about way, each of the outcomes is present. And with this, we will have hit on all of the outcomes for this class, in one way or another.
In the text as well as in the module pages, there are explanations of various kinds of equality, arguments for that kind of equality, and issues with implementing that kind of equality. For example, there was equality of the distribution of money, the utilitarian reasoning for this, and the impracticality issue with it. Your task is to:
(A) Explain the kind of equality you wish to discuss (money, opportunity, or political)
(B) Explain, in your own words, the reasons why someone might want this kind of equality/to think that it is moral.
(C) Explain, in your own words/with your own examples, the issues with that kind of equality.
(D) Explain what you think about the reply (whether it’s good or bad) and why.
Each of these should take you around a paragraph to answer. Each of them is worth 5pts. Labeling your paragraphs with ‘(A)’ through ‘(D)’ according to what part you are talking about in them will make grading very fast and easy for me. Since this is worth 20pts, this is worth 5% of your total grade.
To submit this assignment, I only accept .pdf, .doc, .odt, and .docx. I do not accept .pages. You can find where to submit in the upper right of this screen. As for all assignments in this class, the standard is Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced, 2-3 pages (that is, at least a few words onto the second page to the bottom of the third).
Tips for Success:
Always be sure that you have the correct amount of information, adding fluff will only get you so far.
Be sure that you have adequately answered the prompts.
Adding personal examples will make this task more enjoyable for you to write and for me to read.
The amount of space taken up by a header will be subtracted from the total length.