3. If we have the death penalty, people will refrain from committing those crimes. This argument is valid because the truth of the premises guarantees the truth of the conclusions. However, the argument is not sound as premise one is not necessarily true—not everyone will refrain from committing crimes that will lead to their death. This is because some people may be unaware that a crime has the potential to lead to death or they would rather see someone else die than keep their own lives.
Lord Henry responds to this by noting that Dorian was beginning to moralize, and this was a negative thing because he believed that the books and art themselves did not make morals, therefore art could not be poison. Lord Henry argues, “As for being poisoned by a book, there is no such thing as that. Art has no influence upon action. It annihilates the desire to act. It is superbly sterile.
Many people seem to fear death, but philosophers such as Socrates and Epicurus would argue that death is something that should not be feared. Socrates believes death is either nothingness, or something involving an afterlife (Plato, p. 8), whereas Epicurus argues that one shouldn't worry about death, because death is simply a termination of consciousness, which is neither good nor bad, where there is no awareness of pain or of pleasure(Jackman 2006 (1)). This essay will examine both Socrates and Epicurus' views as to why death should not be feared, and will also express my personal opinion on which I found most convincing. Socrates' argument that we should not fear death comes from the premises that death is either nothingness, or involves an afterlife. Socrates argues that if death is nothingness, then it is like an endless sleep.
I had to hate somebody” (593). He assumed blaming others rather than himself was the best way to get over his frustrations but little did he know it was the beginning of his racist rampage. Ellis shows throughout the essay that he is weak minded and has very low self-esteem. Parrillo states that “self-justification”
This example also brings out a point about this principle that is the bad side effect cannot be the means for reaching the morally good intention. For instance, if the only way to help the patient from suffering is death, it is not justified if the doctor underdone euthanasia even if his intention was for the good of the patient(The doctrine
This essay will explain and analyze two essays by individuals who express entirely different opinions of civil disobedience. In his essay, “Civil Disobedience: Destroyer of Democracy”, Lewis H. Van Dusen strongly discourages the use of civil disobedience as a means for change. He feels that this act of disobedience directly contradicts our democratic system. The other individual being compared in this essay is Henry David Thoreau; who in his essay, “Civil Disobedience”, supports the act of peacefully challenging or protesting unjust laws. He impugns us to do what is morally right, and to not be afraid to take a stand against injustice.
Validity, credibility, and reliability can also be compromised if the source brings about any kinds of bias. If I feel like a source has a bias towards my topic, I automatically cancel that source out because the information that I receive from there will not be what I need if they only give me one sided information. For example, my new debate topic is going to be on the death penalty, I do not want to get information from a source that is only against capital punishment, because that source will only give me the cons of the death penalty. I am going to look for a site that feels neutral about the death penalty, because there I will be able to find information on how the death penalty may be ok and why it may be bad. I am not an expert at researching, but when I get a bad vibe through a source I make sure that I check for validity, credibility, and reliability.
Use the word “because” to connect your judgment to your reasons. Example: The films of Kevin Smith, from Clerks through Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, should be avoided because the humor is sophomoric, the language offensive, and the dialogue crowded with unintelligible pop-culture references. Body of Argument Reason One • First Criteria. State, as a topic sentence, your judgment on the first evaluative criteria, and use appropriate transition words/phrases to move from thesis to first reason. Also, restate the wording of the first reason so it doesn’t simply copy the reason as you stated it in the complete thesis.
The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.” Martin Luther King, Jr Nowadays, pacifism is not popular. Being a pacifist or making arguments against violence and aggression is often met with incredulous eye-rolling, as if believing that violence is destructive even when used in defense of self is naive. It is not. My pacifism is far from being naive. The following definitions aptly describe what I believe in: * pacifism: The doctrine that disputes (especially between countries) should be settled without recourse to violence; the active opposition to such violence, especially the refusal to take part in military action * pacifist: opposed to war * pacifist: one who loves, supports, or favors peace; one who is pro-peace * pacifist: An individual who disagrees with war on principle 1.
→ He is unable to convince Brutus to give the command to get rid of Antony, along with Caesar, as Brutus’ words and rejection to the suggestion carry more weight, which are able to influence the rest of conspirators. “Yet I fear him;/ For in the ingrafted love he bears to Caesar -” This suggests that he realises and understands that Antony poses a threat of carrying out revenge for Caesar, even after the objective of killing Caesar is completed. However, his worries are not brought across to the conspirators as his words have no weight, and furthermore, his submissive character results in him not pursuing this worry. → “I wish we may. But yet have I a mind/That fears him much, and my misgiving still /Falls shrewdly to the purpose”, from this we can see how he still shows some signs of uneasiness about them giving Antony a chance but is still not able to bring his point across to Brutus and the other conspirators as they all reason with Brutus and later on even submits himself to accepting Antony and even trying to convince him to join them.