Nozicks Experience Machine Thought Experiment

Nozicks Experience Machine Thought Experiment

Now that you’ve had a chance to write an initial response to Nozick’s Experience Machine thought-experiment and have read the posts and replies of your classmates, it’s time to go a little more in-depth. Please explain as fully as you can why you believe it is that most people say they would not hook up to the Experience Machine for life. What does this thought-experiment show about what we value as human beings? Did anyone say anything that changed your initial impression or that you particularly disagreed with?¬†Important:¬†Please state and discuss two exact quotations from¬†the posts of your colleagues. It is strongly urged that you examine the “Guidelines for Written Assignments” and Grading Rubric before writing your submission. (275 Word Minimum).¬†In approximately one paragraph, please summarize the two versions of “Divine Command Theory” (DCT) discussed in Chapter Two of (MP) by Barcalow. Explain each version as best you can – using examples where appropriate. Then, in another paragraph or two, fully explain¬†the first two¬†difficulties associated with DCT. It is recommended that you examine the Grading Rubric and “Guidelines for Written Assignments” before writing your submission.

Note: Just as a reminder, please don’t forget those two direct quotations from the course text!

In one full paragraph, please briefly explain each of the four reasons supporting Moral Subjectivism given in Chapter Three of (MP). Then, in another full paragraph, please summarize and briefly explain Barcalow’s response to each of these four arguments. It is recommended that you examine the Grading Rubric below before writing your submission. (275 Word Minimum)

From our (MP) text, summarize the two arguments against equality discussed in Chapter 12. (Hint: These two arguments are on pp. 264-265.) Then indicate how an “Egalitarian” might reply to these arguments. How would Peter Singer respond to the second argument?¬†Hint: How is wealth tied to the environment one finds oneself in?(Please see the excerpt from Singer in the Module for Week #8.) Lastly, please explain in some detail how John Rawls would reply to the second argument against equality.

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