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One of the traditional goals of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that conce

One of the traditional goals of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that concerns theories of knowledge—is to identify beliefs that are certain, beyond any doubt. As you will read in Unit 2, this pursuit is the major preoccupation of the famous philosopher, Descartes, who was not satisfied with Plato’s theory. Plato believed that only human reasoning could lead to genuine knowledge, beliefs that can be held with certitude. For Plato, of course, these supposedly indubitable beliefs concern the Forms—an ontological theory that many subsequent philosophers have rejected.
Accordingly, the question for you is: what, if anything, do you know with absolute certainty? On what basis can you justify this conviction? How might a skeptic challenge your belief?

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One of the traditional goals of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that conce

One of the traditional goals of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that concerns theories of knowledge—is to identify beliefs that are certain, beyond any doubt. As you will read in Unit 2, this pursuit is the major preoccupation of the famous philosopher, Descartes, who was not satisfied with Plato’s theory. Plato believed that only human reasoning could lead to genuine knowledge, beliefs that can be held with certitude. For Plato, of course, these supposedly indubitable beliefs concern the Forms—an ontological theory that many subsequent philosophers have rejected.
Accordingly, the question for you is: what, if anything, do you know with absolute certainty? On what basis can you justify this conviction? How might a skeptic challenge your belief?

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Please follow the directions I have attached below. Follow them exactly please.

Please follow the directions I have attached below. Follow them exactly please. This is very important.
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Use 3 outside sources.
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And use this book I am about to list below. You have to cite it at least twice from different sections.
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Fisher, M. P. (2017). Living Religions (10th ed.). Pearson Education (US). https://online.vitalsource.com/books/9780134169156

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use the 2 sources I have attached. They have to be used. I will also provide ano

use the 2 sources I have attached. They have to be used. I will also provide another source. You can use 1 outside source only.
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Explain the key teachings of Sikhism and explain how military power became a part of Sikh tradition during the time of the Gurus.
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Fisher, Mary Pat. Living Religions, 10th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall), 2017. ISBN: 978-0-13-416897-5

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use the 2 sources I have attached. They have to be used. I will also provide ano

use the 2 sources I have attached. They have to be used. I will also provide another source. You can use 1 outside source only.
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Explain the key teachings of Sikhism and explain how military power became a part of Sikh tradition during the time of the Gurus.
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Fisher, Mary Pat. Living Religions, 10th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall), 2017. ISBN: 978-0-13-416897-5

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Instructions Goal: A deeper understanding of the chosen topic.

Instructions
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Goal: A deeper understanding of the chosen topic.
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Course Objective(s):
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CO1: Identify historical beginnings of philosophy and contemporary positions concerning the nature of knowledge and reality
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CO3: Distinguish the basic concepts of moral and political philosophy
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CO4: Evaluate arguments for and against the existence of God
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CO5: Evaluate various approaches to the mind-body problem
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While some assignments can be a bit more creative, learning how to improve your skills with written communication is also a good thing. Toward that end, the goal here is to write a paper of between 500-750 words on one of the three options below:
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Use one or more theories from epistemology and/or metaphysics to discuss how you know you are not or are not a simulation, matrix, or hologram.
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Pick one (simulation, matrix, or hologram) and briefly describe the theory indicating we are in one and name one or more supporters of the theory. Define and describe the theories you will use (skepticism, empiricism, dualism, constructivism, etc) to address the claims. Use the theory to refute the claims or explain how we can never be sure.
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Keep in mind that the goal is to argue humans have a purpose. If you do not think we have one, consider another option.
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Be sure your argument includes like-minded philosophers on the type of purpose you claim humans have.
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Your paper will be written at a college level with an introduction (one that indicates what would be covered and in what order), body paragraphs, a conclusion, along with in-text citations/Works Cited page in MLA or APA formatting. Remember – any resource that is listed on the Works Cited page must have an in-text citation in the paper to match or this is considered plagiarism. [Note, depending on your degree area, you may be more familiar with APA. You can use either one, just be consistent.]

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Instructions Goal: A deeper understanding of the chosen topic.

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Goal: A deeper understanding of the chosen topic.
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Course Objective(s):
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CO1: Identify historical beginnings of philosophy and contemporary positions concerning the nature of knowledge and reality
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CO3: Distinguish the basic concepts of moral and political philosophy
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CO4: Evaluate arguments for and against the existence of God
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CO5: Evaluate various approaches to the mind-body problem
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Task:
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While some assignments can be a bit more creative, learning how to improve your skills with written communication is also a good thing. Toward that end, the goal here is to write a paper of between 500-750 words on one of the three options below:
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Use one or more theories from epistemology and/or metaphysics to discuss how you know you are not or are not a simulation, matrix, or hologram.
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Pick one (simulation, matrix, or hologram) and briefly describe the theory indicating we are in one and name one or more supporters of the theory. Define and describe the theories you will use (skepticism, empiricism, dualism, constructivism, etc) to address the claims. Use the theory to refute the claims or explain how we can never be sure.
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Keep in mind that the goal is to argue humans have a purpose. If you do not think we have one, consider another option.
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Be sure your argument includes like-minded philosophers on the type of purpose you claim humans have.
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Your paper will be written at a college level with an introduction (one that indicates what would be covered and in what order), body paragraphs, a conclusion, along with in-text citations/Works Cited page in MLA or APA formatting. Remember – any resource that is listed on the Works Cited page must have an in-text citation in the paper to match or this is considered plagiarism. [Note, depending on your degree area, you may be more familiar with APA. You can use either one, just be consistent.]

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All instructions are attached. Do not cite or use internet sources other than th

All instructions are attached. Do not cite or use internet sources other than those provided under the Readings and Learning Materials. In other words, use only the learning materials and links provided in this course. You’re essentially answering all 3 but only have to use 100 words for the other two and 250 words for one. Please include in-text citations.

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All instructions are attached. Do not cite or use internet sources other than th

All instructions are attached. Do not cite or use internet sources other than those provided under the Readings and Learning Materials. In other words, use only the learning materials and links provided in this course. You’re essentially answering all 3 but only have to use 100 words for the other two and 250 words for one. Please include in-text citations.

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Create an 8-10 slide PPT, or some other presentation, that accomplishes the foll

Create an 8-10 slide PPT, or some other presentation, that accomplishes the following:
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Chose some ethical issue you feel is important (abortion, gun control, climate change, eating meat, anything that can be considered a moral matter – if you are unsure, be sure to clear with your instructor)
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Present research on the situation being sure to clearly discuss both sides, as much as possible. Some conundrums will have much more weight on one side than the other such as climate change.
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Reiterate the primary theories contained in your moral compass from week 3 and then explain the position on this issue your compass promotes.
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Include a proper references/works cited slide (APA or MLA).
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For example, say you want to address gender-neutral bathrooms in public buildings. First, present some research from sources promoting that they should exist and from sources promoting they should not. Then reiterate the components of your moral compass as stated in the week three paper. Note, your compass may have evolved and if so, work in the new components. Finally, state your position clearly (they should or should not exist) and how your compass justifies that position.
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