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Unformatted text preview: The purpose of government is to secure these o We dont know why we have these rights, but we like to assert that we have these rights we dont really know why we have these rights o There is a difference between a true prejudice and true knowledge Mill believes that people assert their beliefs, but never think about the opposite, and dont know why they believe what they believe o If you never hear the opposite of what you believe, you never have to defend what you believe, and you cant know why what you believe is right Faith in Progress o Scientifically, it is hard to contest progress over time, science has improved o Is moral/political progress like scientific progress are we better now than we were 100 years ago? Does humankind advance toward more moral/political truth? How is this in tension with...
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course MC 201 taught by Professor Lynnscott during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08