PHI 105 Modern Metaphysics and Epistemology

PHI 105 Modern Metaphysics and Epistemology

PHI 105 Modern Metaphysics and Epistemology

Four companies—Dualism, Inc., Materialism, Co., Idealism, LLC, and Alternative Views, Ltd.—are competing for the right to claim that they are “The Correct Metaphysical/Epistemological View.”

Select one of these companies, and imagine that you are the company’s head of public relations.

Create a promotional brochure to promote your company’s viewpoint, using the Brochure Builder. In your brochure, acknowledge the other companies’ positions, but present convincing evidence as to why your position is superior and should be chosen for this coveted award.


Write a 350- to 700-word essay comparing Continental, Pragmatic, and Analytic philosophies.

In your essay, include:

  • Examples of the three schools.
  • A definition and description of each school of thought.
  • A comparison between all three schools.
  • At least one example from each that adequately describes the school’s position on a topic of your choice.

Skeptics say “Nothing can be known.” Do you think there can be an objection to this claim? If so what is it? If not, why not

Is it possible to experience anything other than your own perceptions? Why, or why don’t you think so?

Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence

Write a 350- to 700-word essay assessing Augustine’s three refutations of total skepticism. Remember to introduce your topic with a concise thesis statement and follow up with supportive arguments. Complete your essay with a logical conclusion paragraph.

  • Include a description of the refutations.
  • Provide your opinion on the strength and validity of each.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

For this assignment, you will choose from the following options:

  • Option 1: Socrates & the Afterlife
  • Option 2: Socrates & Knowledge

Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Assignment Options: Socrates Essay, and select one option to complete the assignment.