1: please don’t use any website for this work
2: there are two parts(questions) that you need to answer
3: each question has it own documents (I already attached the documents for both questions) you need to first read the
the document then answers the questions.
4: I tried to send you the documents organized just to make sure the week 3 file is for part 2 question .
Due date: Thursday, June 23 @ 11:59 pm (Toronto time)
through the Assignments tab in Bb.
as an MS WORD
document (.dox/.docx), NOT a Pages file or any other file type
Single-spacing, Times New Roman 12pt font
INTERNET SOURCES OF ANY KIND: (i.e. use of concepts/information/opinions
that come from outside our course materials is strictly prohibited). Do not
change words here and there to disguise passages from the course materials or
the internet; this still constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in an Academic
Integrity report. It also might result in a zero on the assignment and/or in
the course. Makes sure all ideas (taken from the course materials) are
expressed in your own words.
“No (outside) internet
exclusively the lecture content (PPts + recordings), tutorial content (PPts +
recordings) and the readings.
share your work with anyone (or “borrow” another student’s work).
are using a website or anything else that we have not covered in class, then:
o you have not followed the basic instructions,
and you increase the chance of failing the exam.
o you are almost certainly plagiarizing, and an
Academic Integrity Report is likely in your future.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN BOTH
PART A & PART
PART A: MORAL THEORIES AND THE IMMORALITY OF
Kaufman in his “What is Plagiarism and Why Is It Wrong?” defends the claim that
plagiarism is morally wrong because (i) it violates Kant’s Categorical
Imperative (both formulations), and (ii) it reflects bad character
(dishonest, untruthful, fraudulent) and a lack of integrity. First, drawing from Kaufman’s essay,
Russ Shafer-Landau’s “The Kantian Perspective: Autonomy and Respect” and the
PPt lecture “Kantian Morality,” explain (in your own words) how Kant’s
Categorical Imperative – first & second formulations – demonstrates
that plagiarism is morally wrong. Second, using Aristotle’s Doctrine of the
Mean, discuss how the plagiarizer fails to strike the mean with respect to
honesty/truthfulness (i.e. what accounts for the plagiarizer’s bad character?).
Suggested length: 600-700 words
Main resources to consult for (i):
6 folder (Moral Theory II)
o Russ Shafer-Landau,
“The Kantian Perspective: Autonomy and Respect”
o P. Lawhead, “Ends
o “What is the Difference Between
Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives” (PEDIAA.COM]
o PPt lecture,
o Week 6 Tutorial PPt
o Frederick Kaufman’s
“What is Plagiarism and Why Is It Wrong?
· James Rachels, “The Ethics of Virtue”
. PPt lecture “Virtue Ethics and Plagiarism”
PART B: PHILOSOPHY OF BEAUTY
[O]bjects can have these
properties [of beauty] – and hence be objectively beautiful – even if no one is
around to experience them. – Neil Van Leeuwen
Kantian view of aesthetics holds that the proportions of a body are ultimately
not as important as the subjective way in which that body is viewed. How else
can we explain why the same body may be considered beautiful by one person and
ugly by another? – Alain de Botton
is an objective property that objects either possess or do not possess.
Judgments of beauty, therefore, do not depend on the eye of the beholder. The judgment
“The sunset is beautiful” is equivalent to Paul Dirac’s judgment that
Einstein’s equation E = mc² possesses “great mathematical beauty.” Both the
sunset and the equation instantiate certain universal properties that make them
beautiful for all to see.”
Do you agree or disagree with the above statement?
Support your answer by drawing from the essays by Neil Van Leeuwen
(“’Beautiful’ and the Metaphysics of Beauty”) and Alain de Botton (“Beauty”),
and the PPt lectures from Week 4.
Length: 350-400 words
If you agree, then you are to cite arguments from Van
Leeuwen (paraphrased in your own words) in defense of your view, supplementing
the arguments with your own ideas (e.g. examples). If you disagree with the
statement, then you are to cite arguments from de Botton (paraphrased in your
own words) in defense of your view, supplementing the arguments with your own
ideas (e.g. examples). Whatever position you take, the general task is to offer
a reflective commentary on the subjective/objective nature of beauty based on
Van Leeuwen and de Botton essays are the main resources for answering this
question, the Week 4 PPt lectures (including the tutorial PPT and class
discussion) will also be helpful in constructing your answer.
Main resources to consult:
Week 4 folder (Philosophy of Beauty)
Alain de Botton, “Beauty”
PPT lecture “Beauty 1”
Neil Van Leeuwen, “‘Beautiful’ and the Metaphysics of
PPt lecture “Beauty 2”
Week 4 tutorial PPt.
Insofar as Week three deals with the ontology of properties,
there may be content relevant to this question contained in the readings &
ANSWERS MUST BE WRITTEN IN
YOUR OWN WORDS. If your answer resembles the original too closely
(similar wording, follows similar sentence structure/pattern), it will receive
a failing grade. Expand on the author’s points, include a little analysis,
offer an example to illustrate major points. [see the mini PPt lesson on
paraphrasing texts located in the Week 7 folder]
In the weekly PPt lectures and tutorial PPts and discussions, several
different viewpoints, arguments, and counterarguments were canvassed. I want to
see evidence that you have engaged with the material, that you are aware of the
arguments for and against your own view. This is what it means to have a strong
grasp or command of the concepts and arguments. If I defended conclusion xyz
and in my ignorance conclusion xyz was forcefully criticized in an assigned
reading or during a tutorial discussion, then my argument goes awry and falls
flat. Therefore, when preparing your answers to questions that ask for your
opinion, be sure to review all the relevant material in the folder connected to
IT SHOULD BE CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT THE ONLY
ROUTE TO WRITING A SUCCESSFUL EXAM IS THROUGH THE COURSE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN
THE WEEKLY FOLDERS. WHEN I GRADE YOUR EXAM I WILL BE LOOKING SPECIFICALLY FOR
CONTENT DISCUSSED IN THE TUTORIALS. WHAT IS COMMON TO ALL OF THE QUESTIONS IS
THAT THEY ARE INSPIRED BY WHAT WAS FOCUSED ON DURING CLASS. AND THE CONTENT OF
THAT FOCUS WAS BASED ON THE PPT LECTURES AND READINGS. THIS MEANS, THEREFORE,
THAT YOU ARE TO COMPOSE YOUR ANSWERS USING THE MATERIALS IN THE Bb FOLDERS
ONLY, PARAPHRASING EVERYTHING IN YOUR OWN WORDS. YOU ARE ALSO NOT TO QUOTE
DIRECTLY FROM THE COURSE MATERIAL (unless the concept/term is unique to the
author’s argument). IF I FIND QUOTATIONS IN YOUR ANSWERS, MARKS WILL BE DEDUCTED.
TO REITERATE: ALL WRITTEN ACOUNTS OF THE AUTHORS’ ARGUMENTS ARE TO BE
PARAPHRASED IN YOUR WORDS [If your
answer resembles the original texts too closely (similar wording, follows
similar sentence structure/pattern), it will receive a failing grade. You must write this assignment yourself. If it appears that
someone has written this work for you, in whole or in part, a charge of
academic dishonesty might be brought against you and you might face sanctions].
EACH WEEK THERE HAS BEEN A SET OF READINGS,
PPT LECTURES, AND A TUTORIAL DISCUSSION/PPT. THOSE ARE THE RESOURCES YOU NEED
TO CONSULT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS COMPETENTLY. THE QUESTIONS ARE SPECIFICALLY
CONSTRUCTED TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTENT FOUND IN
THESE RESOURCES. IF YOU INCLUDE CONTENT FROM MATERIALS OTHER THAN THESE, YOU
INCREASE THE CHANCE OF GETTING A FAILING MARK.
Read these very
carefully and strictly follow the instructions
THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN
COMPOSING YOUR ANSWERS
ü Introductory/concluding paragraphs are not
required. Your answers are not formal essays. Simply answer the questions.
ü Where appropriate, use concrete examples to
ü Identify the author of the text you are
explaining. Continue referring to the author throughout your answer. Why? Because
it is important to let your reader know whose ideas/arguments you are
discussing. [e.g. According to Kant…”; “Van Leeuwen argues….”]
ü Refrain from quoting directly from the
readings. Paraphrase everything in your own words, expanding on the most important
points. Avoid mimicking the original structure/pattern of the text you are
drawing from. Marks will be deducted otherwise. Exceptions are for unique
words/terms/phrases used by the author.
ü Write in complete sentences. (no point
into paragraphs where appropriate.
ü Proof-read your answers (read aloud to
yourself). Poor grammar/faulty syntax compromises clarity of expression and
ultimately my understanding of your work [which results in a lower score]
ü You will be evaluated in accordance with the
following criteria: (i) accuracy/comprehensiveness, (ii) clarity: organization,
expression. (iii) quality of arguments.
of questions I will be asking myself when marking your assignment are the
following: Does the student genuinely understand the arguments/concepts
discussed in the readings/PPts/tutorials? Has the student clearly articulated
the essential points of the arguments/concepts? Is there evidence that the
student has made a sincere effort to read the assigned material carefully? Does
the student’s answers reflect a competent awareness of the
issues/arguments/concepts discussed in tutorials? Does the student provide
sufficient detail in his or her answers (are the answers too brief?)?
ü Outside resources are not to be consulted. All
information/data needed to construct your answers is to come from the course
materials, and the evaluation will be based on the student’s fluency with that
1: please don’t use any website for this work