Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Post 5: Political philosophy

Thursday, October 27

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.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Post 4: Political philosophy

Friday, October 14th

What is justice? How would you define justice in your own words? What would be examples of a just government? Of an unjust government?

Please write a minimum of a full paragraph and use concrete examples to prove your argument.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Post #3: Ethics

Friday, 10/7
Which ethical theory that we have discussed (utilitarianism, deontology, categorical imperative, cultural relativism, ethical relativism, moral intuitionalism) best reflects your own ethical system? Why? How has it served you in deciding the correct course of action?