DoC - 1 ) T hesis Living in a democratic society where the...

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1 ) Thesis Living in a democratic society where the belief of the majority’s opinion is the ultimate decision maker, how do we know the opinions of the majority are always beneficial for the society, how can we protect the minorities that are not included, and lastly where can we draw the limits for the power of the majorities? 2) Your Subclaims, specific key points, 3)Evidence, 5) Citations A) John Stuart Mill, “Chapter 1: Introductory” from On Liberty (1859) (Introduces the theory of majority rule may be harmful, however Mill did not give any specific examples) used first. The notion that people have no need to limit their power over themselves, popular government is the only thing that people dream about. (Mill 96) Society is itself the tyrant- society collectively, over the separate individuals who compose it. (Mill 96) *** “The likings and disliking of society, or of some powerful portion of it, are thus the main thing which has practically determined the rules laid down for
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course DOC 1 taught by Professor Gilson during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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DoC - 1 ) T hesis Living in a democratic society where the...

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