Essay kant and mill | English homework help
I EXPLAINED THE HOMEWORK REALLY WELL SO PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU ASK TO DO IT. AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE BOOKS TOO.
(*)important to know:
*Construct a dialogue map having 15-20 well-labeled nodes. and write an essay of 3 1/2 to 4 pages. The essay should be typed and double spaced. Provide parenthetical references to pages where you are closely reading the primary texts and footnotes or endnote references to any secondary sources used.
*This essay should be written in three related parts. It will help to adopt the stance of a sympathetic interpreter as you reconstruct Mill’s and Kant’s arguments in the first and second sections of the paper.The order in which you reconstruct Mill’s and Kant’s arguments is up to you.
*Turn in the dialogue maps with the paper. Once you have the dialogue maps in fairly good order, then try to outline how the three parts of the paper will fit together, and then draw on the homework assignments and short papers you’ve written on Mill and Kant as drafts for this paper. Be sure to revise what you have so that the parts fit together.
NOW THE HOMEWORK:
First: In (Utilitarianism, John Stuart)<– THIS IS THE BOOK
Mill presents an argument for the claim that happiness is one and the only thing good in and of itself. Based on this claim, Mill argues that the principle of utility is the primary principle of morality. Present the main steps that Mill gives for claim that happiness is the end of the primary principle of morality. Concentrate on making clear what the main steps are and how they are connected. If you think there are any important steps missing or suppressed in Mill’s arguments that can be filled in, then do so.
Second: In (Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals)<— THIS IS THE BOOK
Kant argues that the primary principle of morality must have the form of a categorical imperative and the end of humanity. As in the previous section, present the main steps that Kant gives for these two parts of his moral theory. If you think that there are any important steps missing or suppressed in Kant’s arguments that can be filled in, then do what you can to reconstruct such steps.
Third: It is now time for you to take a position. Having presented the two arguments, locate, state and clarify one major point of disagreement. Be sure to focus on a disagreement in the premises leading up to the conclusion. It is clear that Mill and Kant disagree about what the fundamental principle of morality is, but the point of this paper is to explain how disagreements about the conclusions can be traced back to disagreements in the premises used in their arguments. You should be able to locate the specific premise in each of their arguments where the disagreement occurs.
Next, choose one of the two positions (either Mill or Kant) and take a side in the debate. Try to clarify your thesis. Focusing on the point of disagreement that you have located, try to develop a defense of the premises used in the position you have chosen to defend and a criticism of the premises used in the other argument.
Finally, try to continue the discussion between the two philosophers by working through and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses on both sides of the debate.