Phil 338 - Final Exam Review Questions

Phil 338 - Final Exam Review Questions - PHIL 338A FINAL...

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PHIL 338A. FINAL EXAM REVIEW QUESTIONS The Final Exam will take place in Miller 301 at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 12. PLEASE BRING ONE OR MORE BLANK EXAM BOOKS AND A PEN TO THE EXAM. EXAM BOOKS WITH NOTES WRITTEN ON THEM OR WITH PAGES MISSING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. To relieve the time pressure, I will allow an extra half-hour at the end of the exam (2 hours and 20 minutes total). Please answer all questions completely, but concisely. Answer in complete sentences. In preparing for the exam, you are encouraged to discuss these questions with other members of the class, and to discuss what the relevant considerations would be in answering them. However, each student is expected to develop his/her own answers to the questions. You should not discuss the wording of an answer or attempt to come up with an agreed upon answer. If you draft answers to the questions, you should not show your draft answers to others, nor should you read or copy someone else's draft answers. Final Exams will be available for pick-up in the Philosophy Department Office, Condon 511, during the first week of winter quarter. If you would like your Final Exam mailed to you, please provide your TA with a sufficiently large, stamped, self-addressed envelope. 1. Explain and distinguish the following terms (you may use examples): (a) public/private sphere (b) Individual right/robust group right (c) Individual right of self-determination/robust group right of self-determination (d) external protection/internal constraint (from Kymlicka) (e) unidirectional/collective enforcement of human rights (f) top-down vs. bottom-up models of moral reasoning (g) top-down vs. bottom-up social processes of moral transformation (h) political emancipation vs. human emancipation (Marx) (i) moral realist/moral anti-realist 1 What is self-reinforcing paternalism? Why is it difficult for the victims of self-reinforcing paternalism to object to it? 2Give an example of an actual or historical discriminatory practice with a justification that is both self- serving and socially enforced. Explain the example in a way that shows: (1) what the justification is; (2) how the justification is self-serving; (3) how the justification (not just the practice itself) is socially enforced. 3 (a) What was Wollstonecraft's "Utopian dream"? (b) Why did she regard it as simply an extension of the objections of Locke, Rousseau, and Kant to absolute monarchy? m (c) What made the positions of her opponents (including Locke, Rousseau, and Kant) paternalistic? (d) How did she reply to their paternalistic positions?
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1Sen has estimated that in the world there are 100,000,000 missing girls and women. (a) Why are they missing? This requires not only a description of how girls are treated but an explanation of why girls are treated that way. (b) Based on Sen's research, what are the most effective methods for solving the problem? 2 (a) Why is the title of Tamir's article on female genital cutting (FGC) misleading? (b) What would be a
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHIL 338 taught by Professor Talbott during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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