Your response papers give you a chance to develop your thoughts on the readings and lectures in more depth. Your goal is to articulate the particular philosophical problem at hand and then show the reader why this position is right or wrong or somewhere in between.

pick one of the following to be your topic
1) Consider what Aristotle says about eudaimonia, and compare it with utilitarianism. Both theories are about happiness, but there seem to be differences. How can we mark the distinctions, and which conception of the happy life makes better sense of our moral life?
2) Compare Aristotle’s idea of virtue with Kant’s idea of the rational moral agent. Which theory makes better sense of our moral life?
3) Consider Plato’s arguments from the Meno concerning the source and possibility of moral knowledge. Are his arguments correct?