PHIL Week 4 DQ Social Science homework help

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Week 4 Discussion

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“Discussion Guidelines” and “Grading

Rubric” linked below.

Discussion Guidelines & Grading Rubric

W4: Egoism and Social Contract Theory 0

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Description:

For this forum, choose one of the following

topics to respond to for your initial post.

When you respond to your peers please

respond, if possible, to a learner who has

posted a contrary view on the topic you

selected and then, at a minimum respond to at

least one learner who has posted on the topic

you did not select.

Topic A: Rawlsian Justice

John Rawls claims that justice comes

down to a notion of fairness. He

proposed a thought experiment wherein

he proffers an ideal “original position.”

The idea is that representatives of the

people operate behind a “veil of

ignorance” when determining what

policies are in the best interests of all of

the citizens. In brief, representatives are

ignorant of their “The race, ethnicity,

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gender, age, income, wealth, natural

endowments, comprehensive doctrine,

etc. of any of the citizens in society, or

to which generation in the history of

the society these citizens belong” and

“The political system of the society, its

class structure, economic system, or

level of economic development”

(Wenar 4.6). They do understand

different people have different life

plans, that even if resources are

scarce, “there is enough to go around,”

and have good common sense.

Discussion task: Imagine you are a

representative behind this veil. Discuss

and defend several measures you would

take to ensure a fair and equitable

redistribution of resources.

Wenar, Leif, “John Rawls”, The Stanford

Encyclopedia of Philosophy Edited by

Edward N. Zalta 9 January 2017.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rawls/

Topic B: Ayn Rand’s Rational Egoism

Do some research into Rand’s rational

egoism and then either defend her

theory as a reasonable way to make

moral judgments or argue that her way

of thinking about morality is

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Week 5 Discussion

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untenable. Pick a situation like charity,

community service or government assistance

(Welfare) and, after providing what you feel

would be her attituded toward the action,

discuss if you feel she is morally right.

Before you post, please thoroughly edit

your writing to ensure it is professional

and academic. For more details about

how the initial post and peer replies are

graded, see the “Discussion Guidelines”

and “Grading Rubric” linked below.

Discussion Guidelines & Grading Rubric

W5: Utilitarianism 0

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Description:

For this forum, choose one of the following

topics to respond to for your initial post.

When you respond to your peers please

respond, if possible, to a learner who has

posted a contrary view on the topic you

selected and then, at a minimum respond to

at least one learner who has posted on the

topic you did not select.

Topic A: Would you kill the fat
person?

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