## PHI208 Ashford University Week 2 Going Deeper The Trolley Problem Reflection

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After reading Chapter 3 of the textbook, consider the following scenario, taken from “Going Deeper: The Trolley Problem”:

What if you could save five lives in a way that results in the death of a single person? If the overall consequences were the same, would it matter if you were intentionally harming that person or not? This problem is raised by the philosopher Philippa Foot (2002c) in her famous “trolley problem.”

Imagine that you are standing next to a railroad track, and a runaway train is careening down the track. In the path of the train are five workers (let’s suppose they cannot escape the path of the train; perhaps they are in the middle of a long, narrow bridge high above a ravine). You know that if the train continues on its path, it will certainly kill those five workers.

However, you see that there is a sidetrack, and on the sidetrack is a single worker. Let’s also suppose that you know that if the train goes onto the sidetrack, that single worker will be killed.

As it happens, you are standing next to a lever that can send the train onto the sidetrack. Therefore, you are faced with a decision: to pull the lever and send the train to the sidetrack, killing the one worker but sparing the five, or do nothing and allow the train to continue on its course, killing the five workers.

[There is an interactive illustration of this in your textbook, so be sure to take a look]

Now consider this slight variation:

Instead of standing next to a lever that can switch the train to another track, you are standing on a bridge overlooking the track, and next to you is a very large man (think someone the size of an NFL lineman – someone who is just big, not necessarily obese or otherwise unhealthy). He’s leaning precariously over the railing such that barely a push would send him over the railing and onto the tracks. Let’s suppose that he’s large enough to stop the train, thus sparing the five workers, but his own life will be lost. Let’s also suppose that you aren’t large enough to stop the train, so it would do no good to throw yourself over.

Should you throw the large man over the bridge?

In the course of the week’s discussion, you will need to do the following (not necessarily in this order):

• Engage with the text:

What would a utilitarian say is the right action in each of the cases? Give the reasoning by referring to Chapter 3 of the textbook, especially John Stuart Mill’s arguments found in this week’s reading, and be as precise as you can.

• Reflect on yourself and others:

Do you agree with that? Why or why not?

Do you find yourself agreeing with the utilitarian about the answer to one of the scenarios but not the other? If so, explain what accounts for that difference. Does this point to objections, limitations, or flaws in the utilitarian approach? Explain.

If you found yourself agreeing with the utilitarian about both scenarios, how would you defend your view against those that might have given different answers?

*600 words

## SW250 MSUM Mod 5 The Judge Movie Paper

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Your final submission must adhere to these technical requirements and reflect the template below:

• include the above topics;
• reflect the MFLE 5 template provided below;
• provide the required document header on page 1 only with all required identifying information; • have 1″ margins all around;
• be exactly 4 full, double-spaced pages of thoughtful, meaningful, and substantive analysis;
• Use 12 pitch font.

The attached file has the instructions, the rubric and the questions for the assignment.The page to be completed is page 7 and 17

Please follow all the instructions for the assignment in the attached file.Thank you.

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## University of Maryland Experienced Violence Due to Alcohol Consumption HW

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1) I have personally never had any experiences with alcohol and violence. I grew up in a home that did not have alcohol. I have known and seen friends that I grew up with that had alcohol in their homes, unfortunately some off those homes also had violence. I never firsthand saw any acts of violence; however, I could see the difference in the atmosphere of the home whenever I was there. It personally made me grateful for the fact that I was not exposed to such violence in my life. I would say that alcohol itself does not turn one person violent, there are a lot of other contributing factors that make someone violent after consuming alcohol. I do believe that alcohol can take someone out of their normal state of mind, which is why you are not allowed to drink and drive. I am a firm believer that it is not an excuse for any actions that someone may take while under the influence. I have been out many times and have seen people who once they drink a few alcoholic drinks and they become obnoxious and at times they start looking for a fight. I can see how alcohol can play a role, but as I stated before I do not believe it is the only contributing factor.

Jorge

2) Rarely have I experienced violence due to alcohol consumption firsthand. However, my mother and father both have told me stories about violent situations that were created or fueled by alcohol that they had experienced when they were younger. Because of situations like these, children create psychological behaviors that transfer over to adulthood (Crespi & Ponzetti, 2003). In the past, both sides of my family have associated alcohol consumption with both hardship, happiness, and anything in between which resulted in negatively impacting the lives of the children that witnessed the events. My parents were both witnesses to family feuds that were a results of binge drinking. My parents witnessed family members being pulled out of bars, fighting at family events, and being sent to the hospital all because of alcohol consumption. These episodes or violent situations were often times created because of alcohol dependency. A majority of these situations were created because a family member was unhappy with how much another family member consumed alcohol. People who experience these kinds of events at a young age can grow up to develop permanent psychological behaviors (Korsmeyer & Kranzler, 2009).

In my experience I have only witnessed alcohol cause violence in other peoples’ lives. I have never directly been a part of an altercation because of alcohol, but I have experienced other people hurt themselves, or other people, because they were intoxicated. Consuming large amounts of alcohol leads to aggression (Korsmeyer & Kranzler, 2009), and because of this I have seen plenty of people engage in physical altercations that would have never happened if they were not intoxicated. While attending university, I experienced plenty of aggression related to alcohol consumption.

## Social Inequalities in A Global Society Focusing on Social Class Homework

### Question Description

This assignment aligns with the following course objectives:

• Evaluate the nature and significance of social inequalities in a global society focusing on social class, race, age, gender and other areas of diversity;
• Find, evaluate and cite appropriate academic resources for research in written assignments and oral presentations;
• Apply the sociological perspective by using collaborative problem-solving assignments.

Assignment Background:

Social inequality can be defined as the unequal distribution of power, privilege and social status among various groups in society. Social inequality is pervasive as the consequences of unequal treatment and resource distribution are reflected in all social institutions. Thus, different outcomes are experienced by different groups of people in the educational system, the criminal justice system, health care industry, the media and political and economic arrangements. Groups of people based on age, race, gender, social class, sex, or sexual orientation experience life differently based on social inequalities.

This assignment will require you to examine, discuss and explain a pattern of social inequality in a form of media. There are many themes of social inequality that are often incorporated into movies, documentaries, films, plays, music and other forms of media. The use of these themes in media allows viewers to see how issues of racism, sexism and other forms of social inequality affect the lives of the characters and their social experiences. Movies, films and other forms of media bring issues of social inequality to our attention and we are better able to understand a range of social problems.

As you prepare for this media assignment, consider the following list of movies that reflect areas of social inequality. Keep in mind that you can select a movie, documentary, film, play, or music CD for your review.

Examples: (You do not have to select any of these… only examples)

Racial Inequality: The Help, 42

Gender Inequality: Confirmation, Hidden Figures

Social Class: Titanic, The Notebook

Sexuality: Milk, The Stonewall Riots

Purpose:
The purpose of this assignment is to have students demonstrate an understanding of a form of social inequality based on age, race, social class, gender, or sex, sexual orientation presented in a movie, film, documentary, book, play or music CD. In addition, specific General Education objectives will be met as they are aligned with course objectives in SOCL 101.

Audience:
The audience for this assignment is anyone who is interested in acquiring information about patterns of pervasive social inequality based on age, race, social class, gender, sex, sexual orientation that can be empirically analyzed through the media using research materials.

Assignment Directions:

Select a movie, film, documentary, book, play or musician or musical group that addresses an area of social inequality based on age, race, gender, social class, sex, sexual orientation etc. (If you select a music CD, you must provide an assessment of at least four songs on the selected CD.) Your selection can be a classical or a contemporary selection. Thus, there are no year requirements for your selection.

You will be composing a 3 page paper examining an issue of social inequality based on age, race, gender, social class, sexual orientation etc. and how they are represented in media. In your essay, you should address each of the following areas.

1. How does your selection relate to a specific area of social inequality based on age, race, gender, social class, or sexual orientation? Are there multiple forms of social inequality represented in your selection? If so, please make the connections of intersectionality throughout the body of your paper.
2. Listed below are questions that can serve as a guide as you develop the paper.
– Who are the main characters in your selection and how do they experience a form of social inequality? Provide specific examples from your selection that demonstrate the form of inequality in practice.
– How do the characters respond to being treated unequally?
– What steps are taken in your selection regarding trying to overcome this form of social inequality?
– Do the characters mobilize, start a social movement, or take action in some other organized way as to challenge systemic oppression? Draw parallels between the plot and themes of your selection as they relate to the form of social inequality.
– What are the outcomes of these actions?
3. Incorporate and explain five different sociological concepts related to social inequality within your paper. Highlight these concepts in bold print. Select and apply concepts that are relevant to your selected area of social inequality. For example, specific concepts associated gender inequality could include sexism, patriarchy, gender role socialization, pay gap, sexual harassment, glass ceiling etc. The purpose of using and highlighting the concepts is to demonstrate that you can make the connection between your selection and sociological concepts provided in the textbook or in the module readings as they relate to a specific form of social inequality by using concepts from the chapters.
4. Use one sociological theory (structural functionalism, conflict, symbolic interaction, feminist, queer theory etc.) to analyze your selection. Draw parallels between the plot and themes in your selection as it relates to the underlying premise of the selected social theory.

ASSIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS:

• Minimum three pages typed in Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced with 1” margins. The references are not included in the assigned page length.
• APA style format and documentation for parenthetical and end of paper citations.
• Use your textbook as one source for this assignment, specifically one of the chapters on social inequality that provides information on your selected topic.
• Select two additional sources from the library databases.
One (1) article should be from a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

## University of California Race Social Construct Reflection Paper

### Question Description

In order to engage with these prompts, I recommend that you consider the readings with the fol-lowing queries:
1. Understand how each author is defining race
2. What is his/her key argument?
3. How are these media alike or different? Do the relate to any other concepts we’ve pre-viously learned?
4. What are the flaws (theoretical or practical) in their claims?

Write a reflection following the requirement above for the two text that I upload. 100 words for each

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## Clare Brilliant Imperfection Book Discussion

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with a paragraph in which you pull a key term and describe Clare’s use of the term, along with any questions or observations about the section. As always, be sure to ground your statements in the text.

you can go to https://b-ok.cc/ to search book Clare Brilliant Imperfection.

## SOC412 Grand Canyon Protestant Denominational Belief Systems Chart

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Complete the “Protestant Denominational Belief Systems” chart.

Provide a minimum of three to five scholarly sources to support your content.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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## University of California Irvine Sociology Race and Racism Essay

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This past week we focused on race and racism. These are very difficult subjects, and the topics of race and racism are multi-layered. Addressing race and racism in the context of a college classroom presents us with a unique set of challenges. But it seems now, more than ever, we need to engage in open, honest dialogue about these issues.

You will be given three possible essay topics to write about. You have to choose one of them. The three possibilities are:

1. In class on Friday, I showed a slide that said, “If we all treated each other better, would that solve racism — is it enough to treat everyone as an individual?” Please provide specific reasons for whatever position you take on this matter. Be sure to integrate course readings into your answer.

3. From our course readings for this week, both Blumer and Bonilla-Silva claim that racism is not just about “ideology” or individual feelings. Citing from each of the readings, respond to the following: How do this week’s readings challenge “commonsense” or popular ideas about racism?

Please clearly indicate which essay option (#1, 2, or 3) you are answering.

This essay must be between 500-600 words. Submit your finished essays to Canvas before 9am, Friday, November 22nd.

## Glendale Community College Gang Violence Sociology Analysis Essay

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Throughout the semester, you will find and then analyze articles that exemplify any 10 concepts (or 5, if you’re doing Service Learning) from our list of options, which are drawn primarily from Best’s book. If there is a concept that you want to explore that isn’t on this list, please consult with me to see if we can make it a possibility!

An article can only be used once, and are ideally from this calendar year. Articles should be found in newspapers; in news magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report; or on online news sites such as CNN.com, FoxNews.com, and ABCNews.com.

Note that you can select a troubling condition of interest to stick to all semester, or you can switch it up constantly and have each of your analyses be on different troubling conditions. Whichever approach you choose, I recommend that you find a troubling condition, or multiple troubling conditions, that you’re passionate about and want to learn more about during your internet searches for articles!

For each analysis, please be sure to explain/define the concept and make clear connections between the concept and the article. Quoting should be kept to a minimum, and each analysis should be about 1.5-2 pages double-spaced. Check out this sample analysis to get a sense of what’s expected for each of these analyses.

## Umass Boston TV Special TED Talks Education Video Analysis Homework

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View two of the talks in the TED talk series about education: https://www.ted.com/playlists/125/tv_special_ted_talks_educatio Write a brief summary and a response to each of them. Each response should be 1 page (That means a total of two pages.), double-spaced. You can only earn full credit if you make a clear connection about each of the two videos to the assigned chapter for this week.

Full credit will ONLY be awarded for those who make a clear connection to the assigned chapter(on education).

Textbook: Conley, Dalton. 2018. You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist. 6th Edition. WW Norton Publishing. ISBN # 978-0-393-69145-0