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Unformatted text preview: Review Questions PHI 2630 – Spring 2011 Exam 3 Pornography • What is the difference between pornography and erotica? (from lecture) Miller v. California • What is the obscenity test proposed by the court in this case? • Why does the majority think that obscenity is not protected by the first amendment? • Why does Justice Douglas (in the dissent) think that offense doesn’t justify government interference? MacKinnon • How does MacKinnon characterize feminism? • In what ways is pornography harmful to women? • Why is pornography discriminatory? • What is MacKinnon’s criticism of the definition of obscenity put forth in the Miller decision? The Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography • What is a primary harm? What is a secondary harm? • Why is sexually violent material harmful, according to the commission? • How does the commission define “degrading?” • Does the commission think that non-violent non-degrading pornography is harmful in any way? McElroy • How does McElroy respond to the claim that pornography violates women’s civil rights? • How does McElroy argue that not all women involved in the production of pornography are harmed? • How does McElroy argue that pornography does not harm women who are not consumers of or participants in pornography? Rights and Responsibilities • What is the difference between a general and a positive right? • What is the difference between a substantive and a procedural right? Hobbes • How does Hobbes characterize the state of nature? • What rights do we have in the state of nature? • What is the first law of nature? • What is the second law of nature? • What is the third law of nature? • What motivates us (in the state of nature) to form governments? What do we give up when we join the state? Locke • According to Locke the state of nature is a state of liberty, but not of license. What does he mean by that? • According to Locke, what is the law of nature? • What rights do we have in the state of nature? • What motivates us (in the state of nature) to form governments? What do we give up to do so? Mill • What is the difference between a perfect and an imperfect duty? Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide • What is the difference between euthanasia and physician assisted suicide? • Be able to summarize the main points of the Quinlan case. (Make sure you go back and look at the reading and not just at your notes.) • Summarize the argument from nature against euthanasia. (Gay-Williams) • Summarize the self-interest argument against euthanasia. (Gay-Williams) • Summarize the practical effects argument against euthanasia. (Gay-Williams) • Summarize the mercy argument for euthanasia. (Rachels) • Summarize the argument from the golden rule for euthanasia. (Rachels) • Summarize the liberty argument for euthanasia. (Dworkin et al.) • Why do the philosophers find the possibility of error incapable of supporting a ban on euthanasia? (Dworkin et al.)euthanasia?...
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- Spring '08