13MIDTERM EXAM2000

13MIDTERM EXAM2000 - PHILOSOPHY 13 MI DTERM EXAM FALL, 2000...

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PHILOSOPHY 13 MIDTERM EXAM FALL, 2000 No use of books or notes is permitted at any time during this exam. Part I. Essay Question. This portion of the exam counts for 60 percent of your exam grade. Time allowed: 30 minutes. Answer one of the following two questions. A. Utilitarianism has been criticized on the ground that in certain circumstances it would approve deliberately and knowingly bringing it about that an innocent person is placed on trial, convicted of a serious offense, and imprisoned for the rest of his life for a crime he did not commit. In different ways R.M. Hare in his essay “The Archangel and the Prole” and J. S. Mill in chapter 5 of Utilitarianism indicate lines of response to this objection. In each case, how exactly would the response address the objection? Is either line of response successful in meeting the objection? Why or why not? OR B. Suppose that someone lives in such a way that over the course of her life her most important desires are satisfied and the major life aims she sets for herself are achieved. According to J. S.
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course PHIL 13 taught by Professor Arneson during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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