Final Review Philosophy - 26:034 Philosophy and the Just...

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26:034 Philosophy and the Just Society Study Questions: Final Exam 1) Would Plato endorse Mill's harm principle? Did Plato recommend any government action that violates this principle? Argue for your answer and be sure to state your interpretation of the harm principle. 2) Present and evaluate Mill's arguments for freedom of thought and expression. In doing so, be sure to make clear the principle or principles he relies on in making those arguments. (In evaluating Mill's position, you might want to think about Plato's arguments for censorship.) 3) Is Mill's harm principle effective in restricting the rights of government to interfere with the actions of individuals? What are some of the problems one meets in making use of the harm principle to defend liberty? Discuss in detail. (Be sure to interpret the harm principle, discussing what both "harm" & "produces harm" mean.) 4) Define the three different versions of hedonistic act utilitarianism that we talked about in class. Are any of these versions of utilitarianism consistent with Mill's harm
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