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December 17, 2019

Is it morally justifiable for governments to allow self-driving cars to be pre-programmed in such a way that the driver’s life be saved at the risk of harming other users of the road?

All essay prompts can be answered by referring to the content of the first half of this course. Students should use at least ONE or the following moral theories in their essays: Utilitarianism Kantianism Confucianism Mohism
December 17, 2019

An argument for colonialism from the pragmatist standpoint

Read “The Racial Contract” by Charles Mills Topic • An argument for colonialism from the pragmatist standpoint Thesis • There is an implied moral absolution from the author’s standpoint which creates implicit or explicit biases when presenting the arguments surrounding The Racial Contract • Mill ignores the pre-colonial setting of […]
December 17, 2019

Argumentation regarding the construction of manhood according to Rousseau

PROMT: For this assignment you must choose one* of our canonical thinkers (Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, and Mill) and write an essay in which you make an interpretative argument regarding the role their understanding of one of the following themes plays in their political thought:  [The Construction of] […]
December 17, 2019

Whistleblowing & the Environment: the Case of Avco Environmental

Everyone must write on Case 4. In addition, select one other case to write on. In your paper, you should answer the questions associated with the case, justifying your answers. (Please note that the 1000 word limit is a total length limit, not a limit for each case. That is, […]
December 17, 2019

Explain Mill’s Greatest Happiness Principle, the “doctrine of swine” objection, and Mill’s response to the objection, including the distinction he draws between different kinds of pleasure and the role of “competent judges”.

Choose one of the following topics and write a paper of approximately 1000-1500 words in response.  Be sure to answer all parts of the question and to include in-text citations and a works cited page (any standard format is acceptable). Optionally, if you want to write on a different topic […]
December 17, 2019

Analyze the specific instances in which Socrates directly defied the city as recounted in his apologia.

The Apology features Socrates as the (in)famous gadfly stinging the lazy horse that was Athens from its dogmatic slumber. From this image, contemporary democrats have fashioned a vision of freedom and liberty steeped in dissent. This tendency raises a troubling question: is all dissent good for democracy? What, after all, […]
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