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    I was wondering if anyone knew any ideas for topics in general. I am desperately in need of a topic. I know it can be basically on anything relating to knowledge, or so I'm told, but I just don't understand what is supposed to be done.
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    (Original post by cmarieg)
    I was wondering if anyone knew any ideas for topics in general. I am desperately in need of a topic. I know it can be basically on anything relating to knowledge, or so I'm told, but I just don't understand what is supposed to be done.
    Hm. Off the top of my head, I can think of a few pretty contentious issues you could do for your oral.

    - Animal rights
    - Euthanasia
    - Capital Punishment (Dancer in the Dark a good source)
    - Body image
    - Drugs in sport
    - Abortion
    - Genetic Engineering - Human cloning, or genetically engineered food
    - Censorship
    - The whole Iraq War issue - Was it a 'Just' War?

    Basically look at it from the different ways of knowing (aka emotion, language, perception, reason). So for the war topic, you might look at the utilitarian vs self-interest, how religion affects morality, what constitutes as right or wrong? How does emotion cloud one's judgement on an ethical/moral level? And of course how language, and the use of words, syntax and grammar affect public opinion? Ask lots of rhetorical questions, and make examples and tell anecdotes.

    I hope that helps.

    *scurries off to think of World Lit 2 essay topics*
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    Thank-you so much!
 
 
 

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