Issues in Philosophy

A good question for a student to post in the discussion area is one which will require students to use their critical analysis skills.

A good question will require the respondent to demonstrate both factual knowledge of the content and a comprehension

of how the knowledge applies to the humans.

It should not be a simple "look-up in the textbook" question or just a "what's your opinion?" question.

Here is an example of the kind of question I am looking for from you.

How are Americans today like the Greeks in the time of Socrates?

Are they losing belief in God and looking for another way to find answers to questions like:

How do I know what the right thing to do is?

Here are other examples of a good questions:

What might motivate any Americans today to remain in prison and die as Socrates did?

Can you think of anyone would would die for moral principles as Socrates did?

You must post your class-discussion questions in the 'Virtual Seminar' area.)

This question requires knowledge (What The Greeks at the time of Socrates were facing), comprehension (applying the knowledge to a personal example), and critical analysis (What are the issues involved in asking thse questions?)

I will evaluate the quality of your discussion questions, as well as the quality (and quantity) of your answers to the questions asked by me and the other students.


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