SFSU Eternality Practicality Dilemma Discussion
- January 31, 2022/ Homework Tutors
A: THE PROMPT
Identify and reconstruct, in your own words, Callard’s argument for the
Eternality-Practicality Dilemma which she presents in The Reason To
Be Angry Forever (uploaded on your course-page on iLearn), and
provide a discussion and analysis of her solution (if any) to the dilemma.
B. EXPLANATION OF THE PROMPT
1. You are to reconstruct Callard’s Eternality-Practicality Argument in a premised form (showing
each premise to which she is committed and how the conclusion of the dilemma follows from these
(a) Use the techniques for reconstructing a deductive argument which you have learned
during this course.
(b) Try to reconstruct the argument in the best or strongest light.
(c) If there are any ambiguities, try to resolve them.
(d) Your reconstruction of Callard’s premises should be clear and concise. It should be selfstanding, that is, it should not leave the reader in want of further explanation.
2. Once you have reconstructed her argument for the dilemma in a premised form, you should
provide a discussion and your own analysis of the solution (if any) that she offers for it. This should
be about 600-700 words max.