The year is 2030. You are a famous New York Times reporter making lots of money. After a phone call from your old English teacher from college (which has taken over the Eastern hemisphere and is known as a great dictator) you decide to write an opinion piece about a few philosophical essays she assigned decades before.
For this assignment, you will be using the essays that we went over. (Peter Singerâ€™s â€œSolution to World Hungerâ€, Judith Jarvis Thomson â€œA defense of abortionâ€, and Julian Savulescuâ€™s â€œGenetic Interventions and the Ethics of Enhancement of Human Beings.â€) Select one of the three essays and write an opinion piece supporting or attacking the authorâ€™s stance.
Your essay should include:
- A catchy title and a cool pen name. (For example, â€œDown with Peter Singerâ€ an Op-ed piece by Georgiana Ladevsky)
- An introduction that includes a hook, thesis statement, and summary of your main points. This should clearly state whether or not you are supporting or attacking your selected argument.
- A summary of the article that you are attacking or supporting. This should take no more than 1-2 paragraphs.
- Your response to the article.
- If you are supporting the articleâ€™s argument, you should point to the arguments that the author makes that you feel are strongest and provide modern examples of how it is applicable. You should address potential counter-arguments and why the authorâ€™s point still stands.
- If you are attacking the authorâ€™s argument, you should address the authorâ€™s main arguments and write about what the author is missing, or how the argument is misinformed or incorrect. Provide modern examples that show how the argument does not work.
- A conclusion that reviews your main points and your argument.