#1
i just cant come up with a thesis. Its a philosophy ethics class I'm taking in college. we've read books by Kant, Hume, Plato, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche,Foucault, and The Watchmen. Now i have to write a 3-4 paper. No, that's not very long, but i cant come up with a thesis statement. I have a good understanding of the various philosophers I've read, but its like i agree with all of them

can anyone help me out?
#2
I have no idea what you're asking... Do you even know what you want to write about yet?

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I have no idea what you're asking... Do you even know what you want to write about yet?


Exactly. You need a topic before you come up with a thesis.
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how about the death penalty? does that intrest people?


Pretty overdone if you ask me.
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i just cant come up with a thesis. Its a philosophy ethics class I'm taking in college. we've read books by Kant, Hume, Plato, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche,Foucault, and The Watchmen. Now i have to write a 3-4 paper. No, that's not very long, but i cant come up with a thesis statement. I have a good understanding of the various philosophers I've read, but its like i agree with all of them

can anyone help me out?

Dude...


I think I'm in your ethics class

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#12
Damn, well we've seriously gone over Kant, Hume, Plato, Nietzsche, and The Watchmen among some other stuff and have to write a 4 page paper over it due Dec 1. I'm thinking about doing Kant (although I'm so lost on everything in that class). When's yours due? Maybe we can help each other out or something
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#13
Maybe this is the kind of paper you just Kant do.
Maybe talk about how unethical it was to strip Plato of its planet status?

I'm gonna go huff some gas Humes now.
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#14
mines due this coming monday Nov. 16th at 3 pm. I'm not worried about getting it done. the hardest part of every paper for me is choosing the topic. However this kind of paper is a little different then an English paper. Yes the death penalty does seem overdone. I'll think of something else for now. I thought about comparing Kant vs Hume's theories of morality. Reason vs sentiment. but how can i choose one without diresctly stating " its better"?
#15
State both sides of the argument and give supporting details. As long as you keep out opinions and list the pros and cons of each it, will be fairly unbiased.
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#16
what do you people think of the topic " Is moral behavior necessary for happiness?"
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what do you people think of the topic " Is moral behavior necessary for happiness?"

Not really a thesis, but yeah it would be a pretty good topic to pick. Lots of stuff to draw from there.
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#18
is it a thesis if i say it like this? " Moral behavior is necessary for happiness."
#19
I'd help you, but it wouldn't be ethical.
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is it a thesis if i say it like this? " Moral behavior is necessary for happiness."

yeah
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#21
thank you. thats what i'll go with then. It might still essentially be a Hume vs Kant paper. also no one in my class has talked about this yet. i'll be sure to post what kind of grade i get for all you doubters out there. it'll be a week or 2 before i get it back.
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is it a thesis if i say it like this? " Moral behavior is necessary for happiness."

It would be, but you might have a bitch of a time defending that.

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#23
Have you actually read Watchmen? I've read the comics and I've seen the movie.
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is it a thesis if i say it like this? " Moral behavior is necessary for happiness."

That seems like it would be a better thesis for a psychology class. Especially since it's not really an ethical debate.
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