Philosophy

Paper instructions:
Choose one of the following topics:
Length: 750-900 words, double spaced, 12 pt. font
Note: Do not use external sources for this essay. The book chapters and its corresponding power point presentations should be sufficient.
Identify the different forms of religious groups that are comprised in the typology outlined by the classic sociologists of religion. Explain the basic characteristics of each and provide examples.
Establish a distinction between the popular misuses of the term “myth” and its meaning in the scholarly context of Religious Studies. Explain the functions of myth according to the scholar Joseph Campbell.

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Philosophy

GROUP DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM 2 INSTRUCTIONS
To Torture or Not to Torture
Note: In order to fulfill this assignment, you need to have read chapters 5–7, 14 from the Holmes Ethics, Approving Moral Decisions text. If you have not done so, please stop now and read that material.
One of the ethical controversies of recent times is the practice of using torture in obtaining information from suspected terrorists or those with knowledge of terrorist activities. Some believe that the current threat of terrorism warrants such drastic means while others believe that torture is never a justifiable manner in handling prisoners of war.
Suppose a situation presents itself in which we have strong reasons to believe a major attack on U.S. soil is immanent and that many lives will be put in danger. Security forces have captured a terrorist whom they have very good reasons to believe has vital information that can lead to thwarting this attack. They have tried the usual means of obtaining information from the prisoner and none of them have been successful. His resolve not to talk is quite strong. However, security forces now consider torturing the prisoner and believe with a high degree of probability that his resolve will be broken and he will supply the needed information. Should they torture the prisoner?
For your thread, post an answer to the following 2 questions with at least 450 words:
1. From your understanding of Holmes’ discussions, explain how each of the following theories might answer the question: utilitarianism, Kantian duty-based ethics, virtue ethics, and Christian-principle based ethics.
2. Select the theory you think is the appropriate one to take in this case and explain why.
I am including the grading rubic
Group Discussion Board Grading Rubric
Student Name:
Criteria Point Value Points Possible Points Earned & Instructor’s Comments
Thread
All key questions have been addressed in at least 350 words (not including quotes) 5 60
Major points are stated clearly 5
Major points are supported by:
• Appropriate research and resources (textbook, other relevant sources)
• Good and relevant examples (appropriate conceptual and personal examples are acceptable)
• Thoughtful analysis and good reasoning
• If scripture is appropriate, it is correctly handled (literary and historical context supplied, interpretation and application defended) 30
Clear, logical flow to the thread 10
Spelling, grammar, and style are correct 10
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Philosophy

Paper instructions:
Choose one of the following topics:
Length: 750-900 words, double spaced, 12 pt. font
Note: Do not use external sources for this essay. The book chapters and its corresponding power point presentations should be sufficient.
Identify the different forms of religious groups that are comprised in the typology outlined by the classic sociologists of religion. Explain the basic characteristics of each and provide examples.
Establish a distinction between the popular misuses of the term “myth” and its meaning in the scholarly context of Religious Studies. Explain the functions of myth according to the scholar Joseph Campbell.

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Philosophy

GROUP DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM 2 INSTRUCTIONS
To Torture or Not to Torture
Note: In order to fulfill this assignment, you need to have read chapters 5–7, 14 from the Holmes Ethics, Approving Moral Decisions text. If you have not done so, please stop now and read that material.
One of the ethical controversies of recent times is the practice of using torture in obtaining information from suspected terrorists or those with knowledge of terrorist activities. Some believe that the current threat of terrorism warrants such drastic means while others believe that torture is never a justifiable manner in handling prisoners of war.
Suppose a situation presents itself in which we have strong reasons to believe a major attack on U.S. soil is immanent and that many lives will be put in danger. Security forces have captured a terrorist whom they have very good reasons to believe has vital information that can lead to thwarting this attack. They have tried the usual means of obtaining information from the prisoner and none of them have been successful. His resolve not to talk is quite strong. However, security forces now consider torturing the prisoner and believe with a high degree of probability that his resolve will be broken and he will supply the needed information. Should they torture the prisoner?
For your thread, post an answer to the following 2 questions with at least 450 words:
1. From your understanding of Holmes’ discussions, explain how each of the following theories might answer the question: utilitarianism, Kantian duty-based ethics, virtue ethics, and Christian-principle based ethics.
2. Select the theory you think is the appropriate one to take in this case and explain why.
I am including the grading rubic
Group Discussion Board Grading Rubric
Student Name:
Criteria Point Value Points Possible Points Earned & Instructor’s Comments
Thread
All key questions have been addressed in at least 350 words (not including quotes) 5 60
Major points are stated clearly 5
Major points are supported by:
• Appropriate research and resources (textbook, other relevant sources)
• Good and relevant examples (appropriate conceptual and personal examples are acceptable)
• Thoughtful analysis and good reasoning
• If scripture is appropriate, it is correctly handled (literary and historical context supplied, interpretation and application defended) 30
Clear, logical flow to the thread 10
Spelling, grammar, and style are correct 10
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC CLICK HERE

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