Was GM irresponsible for only recently recalling vehicles is faulty ignition switches?
I do not believe GM was irresponsible for only recently recalling vehicles. GMs duty is
to its shareholders. The GM case slightly echos the Ford Pinto case. The ignitio
Hesiod was written around 700 BC
Bronze Age - Highly Stratified Society (class structure)
Flourishing Opulent Civilizations (around 2250-1250 BC)
Society crumbled away in a decade or so - literacy was lost, known as the Dark Age.
Fundamental Question: What is Justice?
Definition 1: Advantage of the stronger
Definition 2: Injustice pays (The unjust person will prosper, live better, and be happier than the
just person, because the just person will be constrained by his
What is Justice?
1. Definition: Advantage of the stronger
2. Injustice pays
To refute this claim this will lead to a way to define justice.
Justice is the excellence of the soul. (Sounds good, not really).
Platos Republic: Book 1
What is Justice?
Looks to Hesiod, Justice introduced in the form of his brothers wrongdoing
1st Definition: Tell the truth, pay what you owe.
Modify: Give to each his due. Explication: Benefit your friends and harm your
Justice in the City - Ideal City (economy, army, guardians must be well educated)
Everyone has one job, in which they enjoy and are the best at.
Plato wants to talk about philosophy of education, founded the very first university of higher
Pre Philosophical Period
There are two kinds of wise people
1. If people can figure solutions out on their own (insightful)
2. Person who can recognize whats true when they hear it.
After the Development of philosophy
Plato reads Hesiods
Day 1 of Ethics:
Ethics is a branch of philosophy coincided with questions such as what is good or bad; what is
right or wrong; and how do we know? What is the best way for a person to live his/her life?
Central concept or argument presenting
Starbucks vs Charbucks case study
The TDRA defines blurring as an association arising from the similarity between
a mark and a famous mark that impairs the distinctiveness of the famous mark. This is
change by the omission of the word substantially. The o
There are 5 different contracts that are subject to the statute of frauds;
Contracts that cannot be performed within 1 year
Contracts that involve the transfer of interest in real property
Contracts by which someone agrees to assume another persons
Hesiod - around 700 BC
The Takeaway - tell the truth and pay your debts.
Justice herself is a young maiden
Daughter of Zeus
Dike = Justice
Nike = Victory
Development of Philosophy - around 600 BC
Thales - Water
Anaximenes - Air
Pre Philosophical period
Vibrant Intellectual Tradition
Huge body of Literature produced
Principal medium was poetry - multiple functions
2. Accounts of human nature
3. Morality tales
4. Historical information
5. Religious Instruction
Coffee vs Letter
We have difference of opinion between Peter Singer and Garrett Hardin.
Peter Singer stands for charity whereas on the other hand Garrett Hardin doesnt
agree with charity. Peter Singer feels that if you are living comfortably
Liebeck v McDonalds
1. Was it ethical for McDonalds to encourage media portrayal of the case? Yes.
McDonalds perspective of the hot coffee was that the elevated temperatures deliver a
better product to their customers. Millions of customers enjoyed the ho
Module 2, Chapter 2, Assignment 3 Research
Roe v. Wade was one of the biggest decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court. This new
law was to give women the right to have an abortion. This law did not just give women the
freedom to make t
The Ideal City
Is it possible to achieve this?
To achieve even a close approximation: Philosophers must rule
a. Lovers of sight and sound-sensations
b. Lovers of what is real and time.
Metaphysics: What is real?
Epistemology: Addresses what
The Ideal City Virtuous, exemplifies the 4 traditional virtues
3 Occupational Groups
Rulers - Wisdom
Guardians - Courage
(whole society exemplifies self control)
Commercial class Central Idea: Justice
Certain occupational groups usurping the
What is Justice?
3 pronged account:
a. Justice in the city (social justice)
b. justice in the individual psychology
c. justice in and of itself
Reason, Desire, and Spirit/Emotion must be in perfect harmony
The Ideal City Efficient Everybody happy and sati
The Ideal City
Who is going to rule?
#1 Thing: Efficiency
Professional Rulers whose chief talent is statecraft
Ruler will be selected via tests.
The Actual City occupations Governmental Arrangement (Democracy.ish)
Council, officials, commit
Philosophers must rule:
Mathematical Entities The Circle
Justice, Beauty, etc.
The good is the most real thing. - What can cause the most
3 prolonged account:
a. justice in the city/society
b. justice in the individ
Platos Theory of Higher Education
(things that will need to be known by every good ruler/statesman)
2. Plane Geometry
3. Solid Geometry
These things combined form logical arguments, attention fo
Part II: Engineering Models I Final Exam
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