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- behavior/choices 10 Mill claims that there are some exceptions to the Liberty Principle(There are some people to whom it does not apply What are

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STUDY GUIDE PHIL02 Final Exam I will choose seven of the following questions, and you will be required to provide responses to five of my selections. You will be given 25 minutes in class. You will not need a blue book. 1. What are the three reasons that Hobbes proposes for attacking others in the state of nature? 2. What is the ‘natural right of liberty’? 3. What, according to Locke, is the “Executive Power of Nature”? 4. On Locke’s view, there is something like an enforceable moral order in the state of nature. Why, then, does he think that we need government? 5. Will Rousseau’s “savage man” be inclined to attack others in the state of nature? Why/why not? 6. On Rousseau’s view, what gives rise to the need for a state? 7. What is philosophical anarchism? How does it differ from other popular anarchist views? 8. What is the dilemma, according to Wolfe, that philosophical anarchism faces as a result of the existence of anti-social behavior? 9. According to Mill, when may the state interfere with individual
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Unformatted text preview: behavior/choices? 10. Mill claims that there are some exceptions to the Liberty Principle. (There are some people to whom it does not apply.) What are these exceptions? 11. Does Mill advocate absolute freedom of expression? Does he recognize any exceptions? 12. What is the “positive liberty” that communitarians advocate? 13. Why, according to van den Haag, does it make no sense to call capital punishment “legalized murder”? 14. Van den Haag considers the argument that capital punishment cannot deter irrational people from committing murders, and so is not an effective/legitimate form of punishment. How does he answer this argument? 15. What, according to Bedau, is the difference between a crime-preventative measure and a crime deterrent? 16. According to Bedau, there may be reasons to oppose capital punishment even if it is a “uniquely effective social defense”. What are these reasons?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course PHIL 02 taught by Professor Toñoramirez during the Winter '11 term at DeAnza College.

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