Thursday, February 24, 2011

Post 5 - Political Philosophy

Friday, February 25th

Choose one of the following prompts to write on:

*Compare and contrast how Marx views the social contract and whether you can or should break it with Locke's view of the social contract. With whom do you agree more? Why?

*Explain what the social contract is in your own words. What do you think the responsibilities should be of the citizens and of the government under the social contract? Do you think our government is upholding it's responsibilities to its citizens? Offer an example to support your opinion.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Post 4- Political Philosophy

Friday, February 18th

Pick one of the following prompts to answer:
*Are people inherently good or bad? Based on your answer how should government protect us from evil people?

*What are the characteristics to the ideal government? What barriers exist in the real world to the actualization of this ideal government?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Post 3 - Ethics

Friday, 2/11

Choose 1 of the following:

A. What are morals or values that you see as self evident? How or can someone prove that a value or moral is self evident?

B. What is an example of something that you don't think is ethical but is considered ethical in another society (or vice versa)? When can ethical relativism be justified and when can it not be justified?

Regardless of which you choose to answer PLEASE use concrete examples. Thanks.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Post 2 - Metaphysics

Friday, February 4th

Plato, Aristotle, Buddha & Lao-tzu wrote very different views on metaphysics. Whose is the most appealing to you & why? Which is the least appealing to you & why?