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1. The principles assume that the status quo always has some prima facie value. What is
best in the status quo should always be conserved. Recognize at times that the status quo
needs to be a
Communitarians: We have obligations to others whether we like i t or not.
(Aristotle, Burke) We are by nature political social animals. Aristotle
said human beings are not beasts and are not Gods. We are
encumbered and are related to other hu
Walzer 2nd essay He is a democratic socialist
1. democratic socialism- they seek progressive more egalitarian society , and emphasize
the importance of community and solidarity. Advocate the centralization of the economy.
More communitarian, democra
SANDEL: A Harvard philosopher, Moral/Political Philosophy
- Published at least 3 books, excerpt is from Democracies discontent
p ublished in 1996
Public philosophy: State should be neutral to our religious and moral values.
T he state should not encourage
QUESTIONS FOR PAINE
1) no one has a right to tell others what to do without their consent. If there are
binding rules or guidelines on a group, that group has a right to protest or
revise those rules. It is because we are moral equals no one has the right
Questions for Hospers.
1. Both highly value freedom. Both principles are very vague. Hosperss
doctrine is much more vague than Mills. How does this principle lead to
Cars should not be sold legally that pollute.
Pg. 430 Movie theater
M ill On L iberty
C hapter: 1/2
1.) the r ise of democratic governments according to mill, threaten individual
f reedom. Individual freedom is what Mi ll is t rying to defend throughout this
There are 3 reasons to fear the r ise of democr
Kirk - Written after the fall of China, Kirk is now dead
Communism is the big threat to the United States, and the American way of life.
1. Ability Actual qualities or skill sets, more or less things we cant learn.
He also means to include certain kinds o
Libertarianism: a contemporary political theory that emphasizes many
classical liberal views. In particualar that all people have the natural rights of
life liberty and property. Great emphasis on private property. Government
should be quite limited with
Running Head: PHILOSOPHY PAPER
There are times when people will face a hard situation, and they will need to make
decisions or devise strategies for dealing with the problems. It is not often rig