One Essay per Question
(length is up to you-just make sure you completely and thoroughly answer the questions in the prompts)
1. Carefully formulate Hume’s argument for why we cannot have knowledge of any matters of fact beyond our immediate sensations and memories.
2. Compare and contrast Kant’s deontological view with mill’s Utilitarian view in great detail. Include in your description Kant’s two formulations of his categorical imperative. What are some advantages of each view? What are some disadvantages? Which view should we prefer?
3. Carefully formulate and explain exactly 3 of Aquinas’ five arguments for God’s existence.
4. Compare and contrast Nietzsche’s and Kierkegaard’s response to the purported fact that God’s existence cannot be proved. What do their responses have in common? How do they differ? Discuss.
5. Compare and contrast Rorty’s and Russell’s meta-philosophical reflections on the course of Philosophy throughout its history. What do they think the value of philosophy is? Is their appraisal an optimistic or pessimistic one?