philosophy

If an apology has regret or remorse as its sincerity condition, what is the sincerity condition of the explicit performative I forgive you? What must you feel (or think you feel) to say I forgive yousincerely, and how does it differ from simply not feeling anything at...

Socrates and Glaucon governments

This is the prompt.The ideal (aka best) polis constructed by Socrates and Glaucon is considerably different than our society. How is it different? Why isnt the best polis democratic? Specifically, what problems are supposed to plague democratic societies according to...

Philosophy of love and sex

It can be argued that love, sex, and lust are neither sufficient nor necessary for one another taken singly or in pairs. For example, while it is true that one can have love, sex, and lust together, it is also easy to imagine cases in which there is love without...

Plato Philosophy

Please focus your analysis on 2 or 3 texts assigned for the course and utilize at least 5 secondary sources that situate, support and strengthen your line of argumentation. You may also choose to intervene in a scholarly debate and explain why your...

Philosophy of love and sex

Elliston (Frederick Elliston, “In Defense of Promiscuity”) spells out five arguments condemning promiscuity and gives what he no doubt views as decisive counter-arguments:The Western Norm and Technology;The Inseparability Premise and...

Utilitarianism

Mill explains that the fundamental idea of utilitarianism consists in promoting happiness, which he describes as pleasure and, at the same time, as the absence of pain. What do you think about this way of thinking about morality? Can you imagine situations in which...