Does social contract theory provide a motivation to be moral? Consider the prisoner’s dilemma case as an objection to the claim that it does. Either produce a satisfactory response to the objection, or argue that there cannot be one.
Guidelines and Standards
Write tersely. (Make each point as quickly and efficiently as possible.) However, your draft will almost certainly need to be about 1500-2000 in order to be complete. If it is shorter, then consider whether you have sufficiently covered all the relevant issues. The accepted file formats are listed below. Use a legible, reasonable-sized font, and double space. You must write grammatically, produce solid reasoning, discuss potential objections to your view, and demonstrate competence with class materials. The rubric attached below describes these criteria in more detail. Use it to check your work before submitting it.
Use the provided assessment criteria -the same as in the rubric- to “grade” your classmate’s draft. In addition, provide comments within the essay and suggest ways to improve it. Your classmate will use your feedback to create a revised version to be submitted as their final project. You don’t determine their official grade for the assignment, so there is no reason to go easy on them. In fact being extra critical will help them get a better grade on the revised version. Your review will be graded on effort and helpfulness.
Be aware that plagiarized essays will receive a failing grade. Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of another as if they were your own. It includes, but is not limited to:
- Copying something from the internet or a written source without proper citation.
- Changing a few words in a sentence that is otherwise copied.
- Paraphrasing material from the internet or a written source without proper citation.