salient issue of controversy to explore from your community, the nation, or the world.

Create a 8-10 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on the topic proposed in Week Six.

Choose a salient issue of controversy to explore from your community, the nation, or the world.

You must use at least two, and no more than three, philosophical approaches you learned in this course.

These include:  Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dualism, Idealism, Materialism, Continental, Pragmatism, Analytic, Kant, Mill, Care Ethics, Social Contract, Classic Liberalism, Libertarianism, Marxism, Chinese, Japanese, India/Hindu, Feminist, or Post-colonialist.

You may employ them to show where you think they are correct or where they are incorrect, you may contrast them or show how both agree on a point.  How you utilize these two or three perspectives is up to you.

Include the following in your proposal. You will use this information later in your slide show and speaker notes.

  • Description of the issue of controversy.
  • Discussion of how two or three philosophies or philosophers would describe the roots of the problem
  • Discussion of the political or ethical theories that are in evidence in the controversy
  • Your proposed solution to the problem based on the readings and your own research; would you use any of the philosophers or philosophies you chose?
  • Description of why you think your approach would solve the problem better than current approaches

Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources and include a reference list at the end of the presentation. The following are useful resources that are available on the Multimedia page of the University Library:

  • Issues & Controversies
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
  • Global Issues in Context

Make sure that when you create your PPT you follow these guidelines:

  • Use visual effects (photographs or graphics) in each slide
  • Put most of the text about the slide in the speaker notes box, figure 100 – 200 words per slide in the speaker notes box
  • Use the speaker notes box as an adequate set of “cues” for the presenter
  • Employ short phrases or titles in the slides
  • It is best to use neat, legible font

Good luck!