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leprrkan



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By entering the Elie Weisel Prize for Ethics contest. It's open to college students and you have to write an essay that relates to an ethical issue.

First prize is 5K, 2nd is 2.5K and honorable mentions are $500 each (there are 2 of them). I think my topic is going to be a refutation of Aquinas' "Just War" Theory, especially in relation to the current "war"... but I'm not positive yet. I have a couple other ideas, but so far that's my favorite. The only hitch is I really have to know that theory inside and out and I really am not a fan of ToA... so we'll see.

If I win I think I'm donating the money to something... so start thinking of worthy causes for me, 'k?
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MrEMann



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Leaves me out, cause I know I'm not worthy. Very Happy


Good luck with that, my head hurts just thinking about all the wonderful contentions that can be brought into play when discussing Aquinas. I loved arguing with my philosophy prof about the Just War Theory.

I'm much better now.

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Sephonae



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Good luck!

Maybe you could be the first donor to Lara's fund?
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zendao42



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What are your other ideas?

Pssst! We need that fundage to set up the compound, maybe sooner than we thought...

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mllefifi



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Did Aquinas have anything to say about academic ethics? Question
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you can do it lep! as for the charity, something i think you might enjoy specially if you win before the holidays is the salvation armys adopt a family program. you would make a great santa claus!
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