- 1. Explain the connections between pleasure, contemplation, and judgment in aesthetic appreciation.
- 2. Explain how aesthetics, art, and criticism are interrelated.
- 3. Evaluate David Hume’s view regarding art criticism
- 4. Articulate the notion of ‘truth’ in art criticism.
- 5. Explain if it is possible to have agreement about aesthetic judgments and if that is a problem.
- 6. Explain the elements of any moral dilemma: the act, the consequences of the act, and the moral agent.
- 7. Critically analyze the false starts in moral philosophy including relativism and Divine Command.
- 8. Discuss the practical and logical problems with Aquinas’ Natural Law moral theory.
- 9. Explain how ethics can be said to be always personal and often political.
- 10. Compare and contrast various views of Hobbes and Locke on the state of nature and natural rights.
- 11. Explain and evaluate Rousseau’s criticism of both Hobbes and Locke regarding the state of nature.
- 12. Explain the difference between the labor theory of property and labor theory of value.
- 13. Explain and evaluate Karl Marx’s analysis of class struggle as presented in his Communist Manifesto.
- 14. Explain the views of Nozick and Hospers regarding legitimate laws and the role of government.
- 15. Compare and contrast Rawls and Nozick on justice.
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