Philosophy essay

Do not use outside source except for the 4 stated below.
Sources to be used:
1. Title: New York City schools blocked ChatGPT. Here’s what other large districts are doing
2. Title: NYC education department blocks ChatGPT on school devices, networks
3. Title: “Technologies as Forms of Life”
4. Title: “Do Artifacts Have Politics?”
Essay prompt:
1. Prompt: Do you support banning or restricting the use of ChatGPT in K-12 schools? Large school districts around the country are starting to, including LAUSD and the NYC Department of Education. Drawing from both Langdon Winner readings, “Technologies as Forms of Life” and “Do Artifacts Have Politics?”, explain how the use of natural language processors (like ChatGPT) might affect us both as individuals and as a society.
2. Include responses to the following topics in your analysis:
Interpret how ChatGPT is a “political” object in the two ways that Winner describes. In other words, explain the values guiding the development of ChatGPT, as well as how this technology is “inherently political.” Does ChatGPT require authoritarian control by “practical necessity”?
Explain Winner’s term “technological somnambulism.” Assuming everyone wants to avoid this, explain one or two values that we could design into ChatGPT. Be sure to explain why specific design changes to ChatGPT would align with these values.
3. The essay must follow the outline below, divide the essay into three distinct sections and number them (1, 2, 3).
Also, be sure to include a Works Cited page and use MLA in-text citations when referencing ideas or directly citing evidence from the assigned reading.
4. Regarding citation, essay must cite supporting evidence from the assigned reading. Avoid general, vague, and extra long quotations. In fact, it often makes more sense to avoid directly quoting the material altogether. Instead, you might want to summarize the information and then cite the page numbers at the end.
Essay outline:
1. Essay must follow the outline below. Be sure to number the three sections of the essay (I, II, III)
Dividing and numbering the essay into three sections helps me grade more efficiently.
2. Engage the Opposition
Consider the opposition’s best reasons and evidence in support of their thesis.
Be charitable: Present the strongest opposing view in a way that would satisfy supporters of that view. For example, if your thesis is “I support X,” then present the strongest version of the opposing argument (“the strongest reasons to support Y”). Beginning with the opposing view serves as a springboard for your own analysis in Section 3, where you will synthesize your own analysis with a response to the opposition. Be sure to save your response for Section 3! However, you may include a transition at the end of this section that summarizes your points of disagreement, which you will explain further in Section 3.
3. Analysis (the argument in support of your thesis)
Present your argument in support of your thesis.
Demonstrate the logical reasoning in support of your thesis. Arguments are FACTS and VALUES that mutually support a JUDGMENT or conclusion. Think of each body paragraph as an argument for why we should support your thesis.
Be sure to include your response to the opposition in this section. Responding to the strongest opposing view will make your argument more persuasive!
Use assigned class materials as well as clear and specific real-world examples to support your reasoning. Avoid vague or hypothetical evidence.


Approximately 250 words