Short-Essay Assignment 1
For this assignment you will compose a well-written and thoughtful short-essay of 500-750 words in length (2-3 pages). Select and answer one of the four questions provided.
Format & Expectations
State your thesis, the answer you want to defend using at least three well-supported reasons embodying logic, reason, and research. Give possible objections to your arguments, answer these objections and restate your conclusion.
Essays should include a Works Cited page following MLA Style.
For grading expectations, please refer to the PHIL200 Writing Rubric.
Submit your essay as an attachment within the Assignments area.
Due: Sunday, by 11:55 p.m., ET
Answer one of the questions below in a well-written, thoughtful essay:
- Do all arguments about abortion come down to the question of what is the moral status of the fetus? Explain.
- Agree or disagree with the statement, “the only proper context for sex given its nature is as part of a committed personal relation”.
- Agree or disagree with the statement, “there is no objective right and wrong because people never agree about what is right and wrong”.
- Psychological egoism is the view that all persons, without exception, seek their own self-interest. Argue for or against.