Questions are based on Justice what is the right thing to do by Sandel1.
In the past year, Twitter and Facebook have been criticized for deleting
accounts or posts containing xenophobic rhetoric. Would a moral
relativism criticize such censorship because we have an obligation to
be tolerant of di±erent views? Use the de²nition of moral relativism
(given in this class) in your response.
Explain whether the following would be a utilitarian justi²cation of
executing serial killers:
When you murder someone, you deny them
the chance to be happy again. Therefore, it is only fair that you be
denied that chance as well.
How does Mill defend utilitarianism against the following argument:
happiness alone gave life value, we would have no reason to prefer the
life of dissatisFed human to the life of a satisFed pig.
consult the lecture on Chapter 2 for this question.)
Would libertarians support taxing the rich to fund public schools for the
poor? Why or why not? Would it make a di±erence if the majority of
citizens supported this policy? Explain.
Would libertarians support laws prohibiting gender discrimination in
hiring? Why or why not? Is libertarianism roughly equivalent to the
meritocratic conception of justice? Explain.
Use Kant's ²rst formulation of the categorical imperative to make an
argument for why it is generally wrong to break your promises? (Use
the maxim "I shall break my promise when it bene²ts me.")
Show how the Categorical Imperative and the Golden Rule can give
opposing moral guidance. (Identify a moral situation where the two
principles would instruct you to do opposite actions.)
Why does Rawls have his imaginary citizens go behind a veil when
they draft their social contract? How does this condition in³uence their
choice of contract?
Does Rawls believe wealth should be distributed equally in society?
How would he respond to the claim that those who work harder
What is Aristotle's telological conception of justice? How would
Aristotle's approach to resolving the debate over a´rmative action
di±er from Dworkin's approach?
What was mentioned (in the notes) as a common criticism of
Aristotle's teleological conception of justice? What was suggested
interpretation of "telos" was given (in the notes) to respond to this