d2l - SPP Thurs 2 - divine right & nat subord

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Political & Social Political & Social Philosophy Philosophy Thursday, Week 2 Thursday, Week 2
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1. 1. Introduction Introduction 2. 2. Paternalism vs. Harm Principle Paternalism vs. Harm Principle 3. 3. Divine Right Theory Divine Right Theory 4. 4. Natural Subordination  Natural Subordination  5. 5. Authority from the Good Authority from the Good
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Group Presentations Student duos should select one topic on political or social philosophy that they find of interest, and then present that topic to the class Groups need to approve their topic with me (in person or via email) Typically, presentations should be around 7 minutes and… provide a good overview of the topic consider both sides of the argument state which side they agree with and why. A hardcopy of the presentation be the equivalent of approximately 2 double-spaced pages Students have until next Thursday (week 3) to sign up on D2L and give a provisional topic
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Additional Reading for Tues Read an excerpt from Plato’s Republic Related to “authority from the good”
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Discussion Board Post one comment by today if you  haven’t already
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Jake : I think that second-hand smoke is enough of a reason to ban smoking on campus. Andrew : For the sake of the public good, [smoking] needs to be done away with. Josh : just because those of us who don't smoke find it unpleasant is no reason to impose a campus wide ban Leah : As much as I hate walking through clouds of smoke to get into buildings I don’t think [it should be banned] Nick : To…ban something because it is bad for their health [would be a] very long list of things Katelyn : the smoking ban would violate Mill's harm principle. Mill believed tyranny by the majority in society to be a more severe problem than political tyranny.
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Toughest US Smoking Bans Boulder, Colorado (March 17, 2009): Ban in enclosed porches, balconies and patios; also banned outdoor smoking within 15 feet of any building entrance Calabasas, California (2006): Banned in all indoor and outdoor public places , except for a handful of scattered, designated outdoor smoking areas in town.
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In Finland, traffic fines are percentage of income In January 2002, Anssi Vanjoki, 44, a director of Nokia , received the most expensive speeding ticket ever — $12.5 million Driving his Harley at 45 mph in a 31 mph zone. Vanjoki appealed the fine because his reported income dropped significantly about five days after the incident the fine was dropped to $103,600, still the most expensive speeding fine in history
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Corporate “Free Speech” WASHINGTON — Sweeping aside a century-old understanding and overruling two important precedents, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PHIL 321-01 taught by Professor Matthewbrophy during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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