Brandeis University, Philosophy Department
Fall 2004
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Philosophy 1A

Introduction to Philosophy

Professor Andreas Teuber
Prof. Teuber


The Matrix Hypothesis

Drawing on the reading and your own sound reasoning and good judgment, make a case for or against The Matrix Hypothesis (see below), think of several powerful arguments that might be made against your case and respond to them.

In defending your position, offer what you believe are the most principled arguments you can make. In thinking of objections to your opinion, think of the best possible objections that someone on the other side might be able to come up with, i.e., give yourself a hard time. If you can respond to the other side at its strongest rather than at its weakest point, that can only help to strengthen your own opinion and make it that much more persuasive.

Papers should be between five (5) and seven (7) pages in length or longer if you wish. They are due on Tuesday, November 23rd in class. Please submit two copies, marked "COPY #1" and "COPY #2.".



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