d2l - SPP Thurs 3 - Good & Crito

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Week 3, Thursday Week 3, Thursday
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Class Breakdown 1. 1. Introduction Introduction 2. 2. Authority from the Good Authority from the Good 3. 3. Quiz Quiz 4. 4. Consent Theory Consent Theory o Read  Read  Crito Crito o Small group discussion Small group discussion
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Student Presentations If you haven’t found a partner and scheduled your duo, do so ASAP via D2L! Week 4 is complete open List at least a tentative topic Guidelines & Tips are online
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Paper – Instructions on D2L Due Thursday, Feb. 18th, by 6pm Topic: Political Authority and the USA 1000 – 1500 words
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Natural Subordination Subjugation of Animals
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Authority from the Good A third possible answer A third possible answer to the anarchist’s to the anarchist’s challenge challenge
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Anarchist’s Challenge Challenge: What justifies any individual or group subjugating me? Answers to the Challenge (by the State/ruler) : 1) I am God (divine right) 2) I am superior to you (natural subordination) 1) I know what’s best (authority from the good)
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Subjugation benefits the subjects Rulers have greater knowledge (philosopher kings) Knowledge of what the good is, and how to best achieve the good for the ruled Citizens only have limited autonomy: “Rational capacity to direct one’s life” as the subjects ruled cannot do so (allegedly). parental guardians for the ruled Only justifies some beneficial forms of subjugation And with limits Drinking Ban • Campus smoking ban Mandatory Dental Checkups Presumption that the State knows better than the subject (or acts more rationally)
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Suicide from “Sexting” Jesse Logan sent nude pictures of herself to a boyfriend. When they broke up, he
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