Demonstrates understanding of key concepts and terms from weekly topics through integration, definition, or explanation. 10
By Sunday, July 3, 2016, choose one case below, answer the questions that follow, and post your response to the W1 Assignment 2 Dropbox. Please read all of the instructions so you will address all of the points that are required for this assignment.
W.K. Clifford wrote:
To sum up: it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. If a man, holding a belief which he was taught in childhood or persuaded of afterwards, keeps down and pushes away any doubts which arise about it in his mind, purposely avoids the reading of books and the company of men that call into question or discuss it, and regards as impious those questions which cannot easily be asked without disturbing it — the life of that man is one long sin against mankind..
Is Clifford correct that it is wrong to believe something without good reasons? Please give an example of when an incorrect belief hurt innocent people. Does this mean we should never believe something without good reasons? Why or why not? What reasons support your claim?
Critically evaluates and analyzes the topic by defining, explaining, and providing support or an argument for the conclusions
Demonstrates understanding of key concepts and terms from weekly topics through integration, definition, or explanation.
Integrates weekly topics effectively through a structure of synthesis, application, and/or critique.
Composes an essay of unique thought and/or personal experiences.
Supports ideas and demonstrates understanding with textual, visual and/or oral references and examples.* Where relevant, uses proper MLA citation format and style.
Employs correct and standard college-level English grammar, mechanics, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure, appropriate logic and voice, and MLA formatting.