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Sandel Chapter 9 Reading Guide 1. The beginning of this chapter discusses reasons for and against apologizing for wrongs committed by nation-states. There are many documented cases of companies committing dehumanizing acts. While you read the nation-state focus in this book, think about it from the perspective of businesses and the country of origin (if there is one) of the company. 2. On what does the principled objection to official apologies rest? 3. Thoroughly explain the doctrine of moral individualism in your own words. 4. According to John Locke, on what must legitimate government be based? Why? 5. How did Kant understand the “choosing self?” 6. How did Rawls understand the issue of consent as it relates to society being a voluntary arrangement? 7. What do Kant’s idea of an autonomous will and Rawls’ idea of a hypothetical agreement behind a veil of ignorance have in common? 8. For Aristotle, what was the purpose of politics?

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