Tuesday, September 19, 2017

topics for your philosophy paper

these are the topics for your philosophy paper. each theme has a link to a wikipedia article. once you pick your topic, read the whole wikipedia article. it's actually pretty good.

see that wikipedia presents a form. take a look at the content table to your left with 12 points ranging from "history," "on the go," "cuisine variants," to "advertising," "business," and finally "criticism" (where you find the counters to fast food advocates). etc. at the end of the article you find "references," "further reading" and "external links." the "reference section has 84 footnotes! this is your bread and butter. each wikipedia article is structured following the same form.

here are the topics: 

fast food 

(this important topic is at the intersection of public health, food production and public policy, i.e., the impact of globalization and cheap homogeneous food and the coming back of artisanal food, regional cuisine, farming, promoting taste as well as the organic food movement).

factory farms & animal welfare

(generally little appreciated, this topic takes an ecological and human/animal dimension: the link between animal-processed foods, ecological degradation, vegetarianism, all tied to the still obscure field of animal ethics).

same-sex marriage 

(one of the hottest social topics being discussed right now in America, at the intersection of personal vs. religious freedom, secularism, legislation, homosexuality, human rights, cultural consensus, etc).

government surveillance 

(a global problem intersecting, civil rights, policy, new technologies, power excess, international relations, corporate neutrality).

social media & culture 

(privacy issues, information overload, cyber bullying, fake news, etc).

A.I (robot) ethics 

(moral issues arising from our present and future interaction with A.I., those in favor pro-A.I. citing the advancement of science, those against warning of A.I. turning against us)

#Me Too 

(a new topic with plenty of discussion, those in favor argue it finally gives credit to survivors of gender harassment and violence, those against -or not yet convinced- argue that the movement has turned into a sexual censorship of liberal sexual interaction).

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