Writing Assignment One
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Locke claims that [Section 140]
Taxes may never be levied.
Taxes may only be levied with the consent of the people.
Taxes may be levied whenever it is necessary to preserve the commonwealth.
Taxes may only be levied in times of war.
Pippin claims that, according to Kant:
People are permitted to remain in the state of nature.
People should never leave the state of nature.
People should only leave the state of nature if that would promote their happiness.
Question 1 
Kant describes the congress of states as:
a voluntary coalition that may be dissolved at any time.
a federation like that of the American states, which may never be dissolved.
a community of states who declare friendship with ea
Locke seems to limit membership in political society to express consenters. Simmons
argues that this poses a problem for Locke because:
Giving express consent violates the law of nature.
No one ever expressly consents to be a member o
Glaucon and his take on justice
o To do injustice is by nature good.
o Men suffered and did injustice, and after experiencing both
decided to create laws
This is the origin and nature of justice
Compromise to do injustice and not be puni
1. Distinguish amour de soi from amour propre
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April 1, 2017
Political Philosophy (rewrite)
Brown v. The Board of Education was a landmark Supreme Court case that led to the
integration of racially segregated schools. Not only was this case a turning point in the social
context, it was a s
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Hobbes and Locke on Government
Evaluating a government on whether it is doing well or not is done by establishing what
we want the government to do. In order to determine what we want the government to be doing,
the purpose of government must
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John Lawless, Mathew Snow
February 13, 2017
Psychological Egoism - Rewrite
Psychological Egoism is the view that all actions are based on entirely selfish needs. This
theory provides a rational basis for reconciling where
Political Philosophy recitation 3/24
1. Subject of evaluation (action, rules)
a. If everyone were to act in way that would help those in dire need, everyone
would live longer and it account for more pleasure in the world than pain.
Kant claims that intelligible possession:
is the same as sensible possession
always violates others' rights
requires holding the object
does not require physical possession of the object
Which of the following i
If citizens discover that the state was founded unjustly, they are permitted to revolt.
Citizens should obey only if they know the origins of the state.
If the state was founded without an actual contract, citizens are pe
Mill claims that:
Law is the ultimate criterion of justice.
It is always unjust to deprive someone of his legal rights.
It is always just to disobey an unjust law.
There may be unjust laws.
Mill claims that an a
Political Philosophy Lecture notes 3/25/14
John Stuart Mill was also an advocate of utilitarianism, but had two differing views from
1. Distinction between higher and lower pleasures.
a. In response to the objection that utilitarianism treats hum
Kant claims that:
Independence is a requirement for having the right to vote.
The sovereign ought to have discretion about who has the right to vote.
People who depend on others for their preservation should still have the right to
Question 1 [C1 S2]
Bentham claims that the principle of utility judges actions according to:
how much virtue they tend to produce in the community
how much happiness they tend to produce for the community
whether they treat people fairly
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The debate on world peace, or perpetual peace, has long been a controversial topic of
discussion among theorists and philosophers in history. European Enlightenment philosopher
Imannuel Kant offers a plausible solution and the necessary me