Moral Philosophy (Fall 2007) - Paper 1


Evaluate the "Experience Machine" or "Deceived Businessman" objection to hedonism.

In order to evaluate an objection to a position, you must explain both the position and the objection. You don't have much space, so you will need to be clear and to the point. Clarity should be one of your chief goals in writing this paper. Assume that you are writing the paper to be read by someone unfamiliar with the issues.

Due Date



The paper should be no more than 1,000 words. This is approximately 3 pages double-spaced with Arial 12 point font.


The paper must be typed. It should be double spaced. It should have one inch margins. You should use a 12 point font. I prefer Arial, since it is easy to read.


You will be required to hand in a paper copy at the start of class on the due date. In addition you must submit the paper through TurnItIn via Blackboard by midnight on the due date. TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection tool. It will compare your paper against others available online, in journals, submitted in this class, Temple, and from all other universities that use the software. Note: Plagiarism will result in a failing grade in the class, not just on this assignment.