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Philosophy 6 Midterm (Winter 2016)
Write a 4-5 page paper on ONE of the topics below.
Hard copies are to be handed in at the beginning of class, Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016.
A copy must also be submitted to Turnitin.com, a
GoldmanHandout [rev 4.27.17]
Anarchy: What it Really Stands For? Paras 1-54 (pages 5-18)
1-10 Introduction, and Aim
Aim (3,4): To answer 2 main objections to Anarchism, and in so doing elucidate
what Anarchism stands,
Objection 1: Anarchism
Philosophy 6 HandoutRepBk1
The Argument with Thrasymachus
Part 1: Introduction and Critique of Thrasymachus' Definition of Justice (336b-347e;
Part 2: Objections to Thrasymachus' claims that injustice (347e-354c; 23-31)
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KantHandout Phil 6
Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose
Kants Nine Propositions
P1 All the natural capacities of a creature are destined, sooner or later, to be developed
completely and in conformity with their end.
LockeHandout1 Ch 1-3
John Locke (1632-1704): 2nd Treatise on Civil Government (1689)
Chp. 1 Sec 1-3
Sec 1 Rejection of Patriarchism (Filmer).
The Consequent Challenge: to find a new Origin of political power, if it isnt
simply to be a mat
Anscombe: Source of the Authority of the State
This is a difficult, but philosophically rich, paper. One can read it many times and
come away each time with some new insight.
We are just looking to bring out some of its mai
Philosophy 6 (Spring 2017) Draft 3
Final Exam Study
The final exam is Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, from 8.00 AM to 11. AM.
On the final exam, you will be asked to write three short essays within the three-hour
Chapter 17 Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a COMMON-WEALTH
P1-5 The Final Cause or End of the Commonwealth
P6-12 The Difference between Humans and Other Sociable Creatures, who combine
Hobbes Ch 21
Chapter 21: The Liberty of Subjects P1-25
P1-4 Definition of Liberty and Power; of a Free-man. Consistencies of Liberty with Action
from Fear; and with Necessity.
P5-7 Liberty of the Subject, in connection with the C
The Tragedy of the Commons, 1968
The idea of no technical solution problems (e.g. tic-tac-toe)
Hardins claim: the population problem is such a problem.
2. What Shall We Maximize?
(i) In a fini
Philosophy 6 Midterm (Spring 2017)
Write a 4-5 page paper on ONE of the following topics.
Papers are to be submitted to Turnitin.com, by 9am on Monday Week 6 (May
8 )- access through the course web site.
If you have proble
introduction to political philosophy
This course will study the political values of freedom and justice. Well spend most
of our time trying to say what those values are. Toward the end of the term well
consider whether freedom or ju
Philosophy 6 Midterm
Paper Topic 1
In this paper I will first present Platos, or rather the Law of Athens argument that one
should never commit an act of injustice regardless of someone else committing an unjust act
first. This idea of committing an injus