philosophy of religion paper topic?
Topic: philosophy of religion paper topic?
April 21, 2019 / By Wynne Question:
I am assigned to write a 10 page paper in my philosophy of religion class... It can be on any topic I choose. I was first going to write my paper on the concept of faith and reason in Islamic extremists. I am torn between choosing that topic and this second idea I had, which is to argue how there is not reason in the treatment of women in Islamic faith. Can anyone help me formulate a thesis or direct me to what main points I should address in the paper...or better yet if these topics are worthy or not?
TO TABITHA: personally, I am muslim myself, I have never heard of the so called excuse you are refering to which implies that the wearing of Hijab, Negab or Burka is in fact to protect women from the weather. What are the justifications for the use of it today? If this Islamic law is placed forth for the safety of our women, why has a law now been enforced on men, even in modern Islam? I don't see how the statement your friend made could even be called an excuse.
Best Answers: philosophy of religion paper topic?
Shawnda | 8 days ago
I would go with the idea that some religions are based on unchanging laws and principles whereas real life is always changing and evolving. Thus there tends to be an inherent conflict between religious ideals and the real world. That basic premise can be expanded upon both in talking about extremists and the treatment of women.
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Originally Answered: What is a good topic I can write on philosophy?
many philosophers have wrote about free will. is it possible for humans to have free will or is it not? many philosophers believe we do not. that would probably be a good topic seeing as though there will be many philosophers you can include in your essays and their beliefs and a lot of results will come up when you search free will on google. it's a very well known idea; but not many people can agree on whether we as humans have free will or not. one philosopher, skinner wrote about his theory of operant conditioning which states that humans cannot have free will because we are conditioned by our environment. just a little info for ya to get you started. good luck with whatever topic you decide to write about!
I really like the idea of examining the treatment in Islamic faith and how the current treatment even correlates with Islamic teachings. I agree that the weather issue around the burka is a bit of a problem when women are getting there ankles beaten with sticks if a glimmer shows as they are walking.
Also the lattice work imposed on some of the garments lead to very premature blindness. Don't even get me started on the punishment they endure if they get raped. Two hundred lashes for a start. There is currently a case of that in the international news. How does this work as a consequence of the faith? I see this as a twisted outcome when religion becomes cultural. Maybe that is the crux of where it has gone wrong. (I say that as a reflection on all religions that when they are only cultural that is when we get the stereotypical behaviour we all despise. I say this as a person of faith and it breaks my heart.)
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I would definatly do a lot of research on the woman in islam. I met a woman who said that the islam belief is very misunderstood. the woman are treated that way because of the dangers in their location. sudden sandstorms break out and the men keep the woman safe by having them stay in the house, keeping their faces and ENTIRE body covered, she said it has nothing to do with religion, but with their weather!!
I would pick this topic after much resaerch and explain the difference, and also on how woman were treated badly in our earlier times had NO excuse, where as the islams do......saying the woman was truthful!!
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You could right a paper on evil in the world and how that intersects with religion or you could even right a paper on whether or not religion is more helpful or hurtful in society. You could also write about the unspoken moral code between people
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i think that the women in the islamic religion is a good one because you can bring up how women in the U.S were treated like the women in the islamic faith at one time (couldn't, couldn't work, couldn't go to school). also you can shwo the differences between the two faiths
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Perhaps an inquiry into how conceptions of God instantiate particular theories of how society should be ordered and the ends toward it should be directed might be much more illuminating...
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Originally Answered: I need help with this question for my philosophy paper?
I'd put it this way: some of the philosophers your class discussed were "top down" thinkers who start with abstract logic and assume that both the world (science) and religion will conform to logical arrangements: Aristotle in particular greatly influenced Catholicism through St. Thomas Aquinas, and also his scientific studies were almost unquestioned until the European Renaissance. Plato's Republic nicely describes the traditional Church hierarchy that followed, and his notion of the real world as one of Ideals was influential in mysticism and also for Rationalists like Kant all the way into the 19th Century.
The other "bottom up" group of philosophers were more interested in testing logic and truth against their personal experiences, instead of assuming that logic is always right and experience is always doubtful unless it fits logic. Descartes starts this counter-idea with his "doubts" and is a founding thinker for Empiricism, and what we understand as Scientific Method today, i.e. that many real world experiments are necessary to test and prove abstract theories or religious beliefs before accepting them. This Cartesian Doubt is very opposite the Aristotelian tradition and caused early scientists to be persecuted or even killed as heretics. The English philosophers developed Empiricism further. Kant in a way combined English philosophy with a Platonic sense of form, so your teacher said he was "in between". Finally, Nietsche argued personal experience above all, taking it to a new radical level, that has had importance for Twentieth Century thinkers, as radical doubt of scientific "truth" and of any religious certainty ("God is Dead").
It's a difficult question, maybe this focuses a few things.