Feel free to use your imagination in the examples you create, but be sure to answer the questions thoroughly and accurately to the philosophers views. Papers must be 3-5 pages in length (3 page minimum!), double spaced, with no more than five lines of quotes (cite your quotes!!). As always, be sure to back up all claims you make, and stick to the questions!!
Note: Your answers must reflect the relevant issues that we covered regarding these philosophers in the readings and lectures (it is not sufficient to study some tertiary information from an internet source alone—-you must read the material I assigned).
If you have questions or are unsure of what exactly I am asking for in any of these paper options– just ask me to clarify!!
For Hume the Bell Tolls:
One day you wake up to realize you have slept for a hundred years. The world has changed drastically, and in multiple ways: scientists and philosophers have discovered that everything that David Hume claimed about our experience of cause and effect and impressions and ideas is absolutely true, and have adjusted our world (our technology, customs and behavior) accordingly. How does this affect how people interact with each other and the world around them? How does this affect our ideas of science and laws of physics? Would this affect things like religion and other social customs?
Nothings Really Matter to me:
Same as #1, but imagine that in this world you wake up to (after a similar period of sleep) everyone has discovered that everything that George Berkeley claimed about our perception and the existence of the material world is absolutely true, and have adjusted our world (our technology, customs, religion and behavior) accordingly. Would we behave and/or talk any differently about our world and ourselves? What kinds of things would change?