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    (1) Identify a decision about which reasonable minds can disagree; (2) explain the nature of belief and identify the beliefs and values that informed the decision that was made; (3) explain a relevant theory of human freedom, consciousness, and/or reality; (4) analyze how the chosen theory might approach the decision, including the relevant considerations and the ultimate conclusion reached.

    Explain the relevant theories with support from the course texts and from pre-approved secondary sources (including, but not limited to, the course text, online lectures, and a list of suggested online resources). In addition to the assigned readings, you should also read and address least one of the primary text selections in the course textbook. You should cite all resources using correct APA citation.

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    Hi there! Thanks for the opportunity to help you; I hope this does so.

    The first thing I noticed when reading through the assigned directions was that the professor's clearly expecting set sources to be used. The only reason I bring that up is because, while I do believe what I'm offering here will be helpful, you need to make sure you use those sources to explain the ideas I'm thinking of.

    Now, there are several possible theories by which to decide a debatable question, but to me the easiest ones to use are ethical theories. I'll describe a few below. This might bring some theories to mind, too: http://www.trinity.edu/cbrown/intro/ethical_theories.html . If you're truly stuck for ideas on a "debatable question," maybe something here will help: http://idebate.org/view/top_100_debates

    Secondly, as far as content ideas for the response go:
    1. Present the dilemma in a kind of background story: what happened just before it, why was it a problem, what choice did you have to make, what choice did you stick with, what were the results. For example, maybe you found you had to choose one friend over another, or had the option of doing a paper or ...

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    The expert identifies a decision about which reasonable minds can disagree. The nature of belief and the beliefs and values that informed the decision that was made are identified.