assumes “ social atomism :” H u m a n i t i e s

assumes “ social atomism :” H u m a n i t i e s

These are four different assignments. The first 2 need to be turned in the next 6 hours. So finish then first then you can give me the other 2 later.

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1st Assignment: Answer the following questions in 5-6 sentences to each question

1) How would you define “art”?

2) How would you define “beauty”?

3) What, if anything, is the purpose of art?

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2nd Assignment: read the following views then answer the question below

ANTHRPOCENTRISM – This approach grants moral standing only to human beings and considers nonhuman natural entities and nature as a whole to be only a means for human ends

BIOCENTRISM – This approach grants moral standing to all living beings (this does not include species and ecosystems since they are not, per se, living beings)

ECOCENTRISM – This approach provides moral consideration for a spectrum of non-individual environmental entities, including the biosphere as a totality, species, land, water, air and ecosystems

ECOFEMINISM – This approach analyzes environmental issues and concerns from a feminist point of view (The male bias in terms of the domination of women and nature must be overcome in order to solve ecological problems)

DEEP ECOLOGY – As an ideology an ideology it assumes “social atomism:” the conception that each self is externally related to all other selves and to unselfconscious nature

As a philosophical orientation it assumes that ecology has profound philosophical implications that transforms our understanding of the world in which we live and what it means to be a human being

Which view most closely matches your own and why?

Answer this question in 5-6 sentences.

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3rd assignment: you need to read Article 1 (in the attachment) then answer the question bellow following the directions:

1. Bentham represents the philosophy of Utilitarianism. From another source look up a definition of utilitarianism (include the reference).

2. What does Bentham see to be the distinguishing difference between the arts and sciences of amusement and those of curiosity and what does he see to be the value in both of them?

The answer must be at least 5-6 sentences.

3. From your understanding of utilitarianism (from the definition you have provided) and what Bentham is addressing in this article, why do you think he believes that “the game of push-pin is of equal value with the arts and sciences of music and poetry”?

The answer must be at least 5-6 sentences.

4. What are Bentham’s main concerns with poetry? Do you agree or disagree? Explain.

The answer must be at least 5-6 sentences.

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4th assignment: you need to read Article 2 (in the attachment) then answer the question bellow following the instructions:

1-Do you agree that most people have a right to marry whomever they wish? why or why not? who doesn’t have this right, in your view?

The answer should be at least one-half of a page, double-spaced

2- If the state sanctions same-sex marriage, then it should also sanction plural marriage. Do you agree? Why or why not?

The answer should be at least one-half of a page, double-spaced

The total for this assignment should be one page double-spaced