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Feedback on Mid-term exam 1. Overall the exams were reasonably good. 2. On Locke, many people were slightly off about the role of compact in slavery. Some said that slavery was a result of a compact between a loser and a just winner, with the compact replacing death with a lifetime of slavery to each ones benefit. That is wrong. As soon as you lose an unjust war that you started, you are a slave, and the winner may kill you or not. She might decide to let you live for ten years, and force you to do stuff, but still retrain the ability and the right to kill you at her pleasure. The compact says if the victor promises not to kill, the loser promised to willingly do the master’s bidding. This, if observed, ends the condition of slavery because death at any moment is no longer an option. Similarly, Locke does not at all ground the relationship in any kind of utilitarian calculation. It is a matter of right flowing from transgression of the law of nature. 3. On Aristotle, some made it appear as if the natural slave was only the stronger and less intelligent (i.e. a matter of degree and division of labor). But Aristotle says clearly that to be a slave you must lack an essential cognitive quality necessary for preservation, i.e. foresight. Similarly, the master must have this key skill. 4.
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