QUESTION;- The focus of your essay will be an analysis of the philosophical question “Deepfakes Are Coming. We Can No Longer Believe What We See” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/opinion/deepfake-pelosi-video.html This article deals with current and forthcoming technology that will possibly forever change the way we think of truth and knowledge, as well as the terrifying consequences of that technology related to the topic Do we control technology or is technology controlling us?
Your essay should follow the below outline and should include the following: A heading done according to MLA
First Paragraph: Introduction In the introduction, you should set up the topic of your essay in a way that engages your reader. Since the essay is an analysis of a philosophical question, your introduction should convey this; your introduction should contain your thesis
Second Paragraph: Summary of the article given with the topic you chose When you refer to an article, you should give the title, author, and publication. A summary should be a brief, objective overview (meaning no opinionated or evaluative comments) of the main ideas of the original. In the summary paragraph, you should periodically use author tags to indicate that you are summarizing, that you are conveying someone else’s views. So you should say things such as, “According to Jane Doe…” or “The author points out that…” Also, in a summary, use transitions to convey to the reader the order of ideas presented in the original, to connect the summary’s ideas and make it coherent, things like, “First, the author discusses the problem of….”, “Furthermore, he addresses the issue of….” “Doe concludes by pointing out that…” The summary should be written as such, meaning you are continuously referring to the text and the author.
Third Paragraph: A thorough discussion/explanation of the philosophical question to be analyzed in the essay Here are some points you should address in this paragraph: • How does the topic of the article you chose relate to this question? • Why is this question of concern philosophically; in other words, what about this question makes it a philosophical question? • Why does it matter how this question is answered? In other words, what is at stake in this question? Why do we care about it? Why is it important for everyone, not only philosophers? • What other philosophers have addressed the question? (only mention those you intend to discuss in your essay) What philosophical theories or positions might help us discuss this question? (also, only mention those you intend to discuss in your essay) Body Paragraphs The number of body paragraphs is your decision as the author, but each paragraph should thoroughly discuss the philosophical question you are analyzing. Possible ways to go about this: one or more paragraphs about how another/other philosophers have answered/written about the topic your question relates to; one or more paragraphs about a philosophical concept, problem, or theory that relates to this question and perhaps helps us look at this question. Helpful tip: often, the articles given above as topics refer to philosophers and/or philosophical theories or concepts. These might be good places to start your research. Similarly, our text refers to philosophers and theories that deal with many of the topics related to the questions on the list. You may also include a paragraph on your response to the philosophical question you are analyzing, but the majority of content in your body paragraphs should be from your research.
Conclusion Since your essay is an analysis of a philosophical question, your conclusion should effectively bring that discussion to a close.