History of Social and Political Philosophy
History of Social and Political Philosophy PHIL 3713
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HISTORY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Fall 2007 Final exam gidelines The final will be held Wednesday December 12 130 330 PM You must take the final to pass the course In the exam you will present your own position on one of the topics covered during the course see below This can be the topic you covered in your term paper or a different one In your exam you must 4 N P 5 present and explain what your position is state your position as an answer to the questions associated with your topic provide an argument that supports your position state an objection to your position respond to the objection I encourage you to make use of arguments you found in the readings on the syllabus You should paraphrase relevant passages from the works you discuss and identify their sources with a brief citation The exam will be closedboollt but you will be permitted to bring one page of notes which you must hand in I will provide you with paper on which to write Topics Legitimacy What is the moral basis of the state s authority Why ought we obey the government Sovereignty What is a sovereign state empowered to do Over what aspects of public and private life should political authority extend How much power should the state have over society s economy and culture Perfectionism Should the state favor a conception of the best way to live Should the state try to make its citizens into better human beings Liberalism How much freedom should individuals have within society What sorts of restrictions on individual freedom are permissible based on what sorts of justifications Natural rights Do individuals have rights simply in virtue of being human beings What is the basis of such rights How do they limit the authority of the state Human nature How do theories of political life rest on assumptions about human nature
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