ISS notes oct. 11th - ISS- NOTES 10/11/07 Theories About...

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ISS- NOTES 10/11/07 Theories About Social Problems Some trait, a choice, or circumstances >> Outcome (Given this… …this general outcome is expected.) Assumptions Theories operate under some assumptions about how the individual and/or the world operates Ex.: free will (agency) vs. determination Utilitarianism Cesare Bonescana Marchese di Beccaria (1738-1794) One of the fathers of utilitarianism Theories about markets: The greater number of people who want the product, the greater the number of businesses who will make and sell the product. People who want to buy the product >+> People who will supply and sell Beccaria’s Theory about what motivates people” “Pleasure and pain, are the only springs of action in beings endowed with sensibility.” Pleasure >+> Engaging in the behavior Use this theory to how a person might decide to engage in using alcohol or some other mood altering substance (assume the substance in legal) Utilitarianism and social policy Laws should create hthe policies based on their ability to protect the
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ISS notes oct. 11th - ISS- NOTES 10/11/07 Theories About...

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