Drawing on your prior knowledge of philosophical concepts (including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, rationalism, empiricism, postmodernism, idealism, and materialism), write a 3- to 4-page paper that explores one of the suggested philosophical questions below, or a similar question of your own choosing that is of particular interest to you. Note that if you select a question not on the list, be sure to ask your faculty Subject Matter Expert for approval of your question.
What value does technology provide to life?
Does technology require new ethical guidelines?
How does technology affect what we consider a good relationship with another person?
In what ways has technology changed the way we experience the world?
Does technology change what we claim as knowledge or our world?
What role should the government play in protecting our privacy and/or providing security in the digital world?
In your paper, be sure to include a central thesis and at least three supporting arguments informed by one or more of the philosophical concepts you have learned about. Refer to Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper for more information. Use evidence pulled from academic sources to support your arguments. Finally, provide a reference list of all your cited sources.
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