PHI 105 Week 5 DQ 2 Recent

PHI 105 Week 5 DQ 2 Recent

PHI 105 Week 5 DQ 2 Recent

Do all morally good actions have a single thing in common with each other? Why, or why not? Is it possible to have moral values without a belief in God? Why, or why not? Are moral value judgments merely an expression of personal preference, or are they a cultural artifact? Why do you think so?

“Square circles are non-existent things.” “No squares are circles.” Which of these two propositions is simpler from the standpoint of a philosophical analysis? Why?

Thought Experiment – The Myth of Sisyphus 

Looking forward to your responses!
Albert Camus, an existential philosopher who lived from 1912 to 1960, wrote an essay titled “The Myth of Sisyphus,” in 1941 (during World War II).

Sisyphus was a Greek who was punished by the gods for having lied to them and cheated death. For all eternity, Sisyphus was made to roll a giant boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down again just as he almost reached the top. Camus argued that this pointless and wholly futile task was similar to the life of humans: Our lives are pointless and, as such, we are condemned to all eternity to the futile tasks of living.

Assuming all of that is true, can we still find meaning in our lives, even if they are hopeless and pointless? Can Sisyphus’s eternally futile task still have meaning? Can hopelessness be meaning?


Marcuse said, “A revolution will come, born of disgust at the waste and excess of the so-called consumer society.” Do you agree with this statement? Why, or why not

Resource: Writing Wizard at the Center for Writing Excellence

Write a 350- to 700-word topic proposal introducing the topic for your final project, which will be due in Week Nine. Your final project will be a slide presentation with speaker notes.

Choose a salient issue of controversy to explore from your community, the nation, or the world.

Include the following in your proposal. You will use this information later in your slide show and speaker notes.

  • Description of the issue of controversy.
  • Discussion of how a feminist or postcolonialist (or both) would describe the roots of the problem
  • Discussion of the political or ethical theories that are in evidence in the controversy
  • Your proposed solution to the problem based on the readings and your own research
  • Description of why you think your approach would solve the problem better than current approaches

Find at least 2 peer-reviewed sources in the University Library and discuss in your proposal how those sources support or refute your opinions. The following are useful resources that are available on the Multimedia page of the University Library:

  • Issues & Controversies
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
  • Global Issues in Context

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines