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41. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 12
Kids Philosophy Slam
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Ship of Theseus
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Tim McCarthy, Lucas Jackson Becoming, Learning, Being
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Tim McCarthy and Lucas Jackson present a short story in which a group of scientists successfully create a self-aware synthetic human being. Calling himself HBP, the machine begins to quickly learn and becomes curious about the world, life, and humanity. On his first trip alone outside of the lab, HBP accidentally kills a mugger. The encounter trouble him and HBP begins to wonder what happens to a being’s consciousness after life. McCarthy and Jackson use this story to explore the concept of the soul and religion, as well as to explore what it means to be human.
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Jessica Jacobs The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement
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Ben Kronengold Dot, Dot, Dot
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Mellissa Henry Discovering Ethics through Virtual Reality: SciEthics Interactive Project
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Rory Kraft Editor's Note
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Ava Agopsowicz, Yura Campbell, Fiona Dark, Raven Landwehr, Amelia Lewis Ring of Gyges
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Amber Makaiau Incorporating the Activity of Philosophy into Social Studies: A Seven-Part Philosophical Inquiry Process
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Assistance, Intent, and Offense
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Angela Bleeker Should You Ever Tell a Lie?
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About the Contributors
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Margot Rashba The Good Student
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Scott Daniel The Madman in the Marketplace: A Critique of Nietzsche
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Steve Goldberg Frog and Toad Go to High School: A Review of Tom Wartenberg’s A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries
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A review of the book A Sneetch is a Sneetch by Thomas Wartenberg. The book provides insight to deeper philosophical questions through the critical reading of children’s stories. The review provokes philosophy teachers to implicate this book and its methods into young-adult philosophical studies.
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Sara Ramaswamy Wall of (Google) Glass
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Technological advance like Google Glass are innovative, yet isolating. Though features of such a new technology can help shape and make lives easier, they disconnect our natural human behaviors. The immediacy of technology may cause us to lose our abilities to be patient, rationalize, and allow for error, which are all natural and important parts of building personality and psyche development.
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James Drueckhammer Free Will
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Third place PLATO contest winner James Drueckhammer argues for the existence of libertarian free will by way of describing and dissecting Aristotle’s theory of the agent-causal theory against its most popular refutation. In the end to the author gives libertarian free will prominence and life.
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Hannah Sherman Personal Identity Dialogue
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The author examines one of the most important questions in philosophy as she is asked “What is an identity?” and “What is the self?” She analyzes and debunks this question through a dialect between her and multiple “philosophers”.
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Madison Mastrangelo Replacing Rote, Applying Ethics
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A questioning of the proficiency of the American education system judged by preparedness of students for further education written by a junior in an American High School. He hypothesizes that knowledge of ethics can produce preparedness and is missing from American education system and needs to be utilized.
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Jared Corbet Probabilistic Chains
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In this PLATO winning essay, Jared Corbet discusses the strength of the hard determinism argument against the notion of free will through historical lenses and comparisons to alternative theories such as libertarianism and compatibilism. Corbet in the end finds hard determinism to be the most logical explanation.