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Poli Theory 2 Exam Review

Poli Theory 2 Exam Review - Short IDs 6 points 100 words...

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Unformatted text preview: Short IDs: 6 points, 100 words 10/05/2008 22:39:00 ← If discussed earlier, indicate ‘discussed above’ ← ← “…continue their pilgrimage…” compare with Malcolm’s views on truth. ← Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience” page 286 ← 4 points: • Context—Thoreau’s explanation of ‘truth pursued’ rather than ‘truth possessed,’ terms first used and defined in the packet, p. 6, lecture on Malcolm X. o Not truth possessed—‘infallible final solution’ o Truth Pursued—‘working hypothesis’ or on a life-long journey of discovering the truth, as Malcolm X was. Malcolm accepted the Nation of Islam at first as an infallible truth, but moved beyond it. • The 16 th lecture on Thoreau, packet p. 13, describes his life as a journey in pursuit of truth. o Like Malcolm, Thoreau was a journey theorist-life as a journey in pursuit of truth. o Many influences on his life make him reexamine things constantly (???) • There should be a clear and precise statement of Thoreau’s idea of truth as a pursuit of pilgrimage, as opposed to ‘truth possessed’ as a claim for an infallible truth. o Contrast his view of truth with people who read the bible etc. • Here, as in your explanations of IDs in all answers, score for evidence of close familiarity with the passage from which the quote is taken. Memorization of an entire paragraph is never required but quoting relevant phrases can be desirable in demonstrating knowledge of the context. Take this as a general rule or advice, but not as an absolute requirement. o “They who know of no purer sources of truth, who have traced up its stream no higher, stand, and wisely stand, by the Bible and the Constitution, and drink at it there, with reverence and humility, but they who behold where it comes trickling into this lake or that pool gird up their loins once more, and continue their pilgrimage toward the fountainhead.” • Lucid and accurate explanation of truth pursued vs truth possessed ← 2 points: • Finally, contrast briefly but precisely Thoreau’s idea of truth pursued with the similar concept in Malcolm’s thought by referring to his discussion of truth in his Autobiography (pp. 373—exclusively on truth pursued, 379) ← ← “Constructive ends can never give absolute moral justification to destructive means…” Contrast with both Goldman and Marxism, but not with Gandhi....
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