10am section (A)

Friday September 2

Isiah & Marissa

Tyler S. & Sannoma

  • What is Hobbes’s conception of human nature? What do you think?
  • Why does Hobbes think there is a war of all against all in the state of nature? What do you think?
  • How does Locke conceive of the state of nature? What do you think?
  • What is Hobbes’ argument for the state? What do you think?

Friday September 9

  • What is Locke’s argument for the state? What do you think? (Chelsea & Gabriella)
  • What is Locke’s argument for the idea that the state may exercise power over someone only if they have consented to it? What do you think? (Aaron & Jacob)

Friday September 16

  • What is Hobbes’s argument that the sovereign must be undivided and unlimited? What do you think? (Diego & Thomas B.)
  • Why does Locke think that there are fundamental limits on what the state is permitted to do? What do you think? (Arianna & Mira)

Friday September 23

  • What does Ignatieff mean by the “lesser evil” approach to responding to terrorism and what is his argument for it? What do you think? (Marisa & Jade R.)
  • What are the principles Ignatieff uses to evaluate anti-terror policy? And how does he defend them? What do you think? (Nolan & Hannah)

Friday September 30

  • What is Dworkin’s principle of shared humanity and how does he think the Bush administration approach violates it? What do you think? (Jordyn & David)
  • What are the two models for dealing with terrorism that Dworkin rejects? What is the model he accepts? What do you think? (Titan & Cameron)

Friday October 7

  • Why does Locke think there is a natural right to property? What do you think? (Colin & Sophie)
  • How does one acquire a right to property for Locke? What do you think? (Zoie & Jenna)

Friday October 14

  • Why does Hume think that property is an artificial right? What do you think? (Jade T. & Larissa & Mario)
  • Why does Smith say that the division of labor is the result of the propensity to exchange things? What do you think? (Jack & Bradley & 석희)

Friday October 21

  • What does Smith mean by the “natural price” of a thing? How is it different from the market price? What do you think?
  • What does Smith mean when he says that labor is the basis of exchange value? What do you think?
  • How does Marx think that capitalists make a profit? What do you think?

Friday October 28

  • How does Marx think that workers are estranged from themselves in capitalism? What do you think?
  • What does Marx mean by saying that workers are estranged from their species being in capitalism? What do you think?

Friday Nov 4

  • Why does Rawls think that the principles of justice are what people in the original position would choose as basic principles for regulating society? What do you think?
  • What is the argument for the two principles of justice from the original position? What do you think?

Friday November 18

  • What is Nozick’s criticism of end state principles of justice? What do you think?
  • What is Nozick’s basic conception of justice and how does it differ from Rawls’s? What do you think?
  • What is Rawls’s criticism of libertarianism? What do you think?

Friday December 2

  • What is Singer’s argument that people in wealthy countries have duties to help the poor in poor countries? What do you think?
  • What is Hardin’s argument against the idea that there is a duty to help the poor? What do you think?
  • What is Pogge’s argument for the idea that we should help the world’s poor? What do you think?
  • What is Risse’s argument that we are not permitted merely to stop people from entering our country? What do you think?

11am section (B)

Friday September 2

Spencer & Cyrus

Savannah

  • What is Hobbes’s conception of human nature? What do you think?
  • Why does Hobbes think there is a war of all against all in the state of nature? What do you think?
  • How does Locke conceive of the state of nature? What do you think?
  • What is Hobbes’ argument for the state? What do you think?

Friday September 9

  • What is Locke’s argument for the state? What do you think? (Maya & Alexa)
  • What is Locke’s argument for the idea that the state may exercise power over someone only if they have consented to it? What do you think? (Zach & Jacob)

Friday September 16

  • What is Hobbes’s argument that the sovereign must be undivided and unlimited? What do you think? (Bria)
  • Why does Locke think that there are fundamental limits on what the state is permitted to do? What do you think? (Emma & Reina)

Friday September 23

  • What does Ignatieff mean by the “lesser evil” approach to responding to terrorism and what is his argument for it? What do you think? (Michaela & Mitch)
  • What are the principles Ignatieff uses to evaluate anti-terror policy? And how does he defend them? What do you think? (Nadia & Kylie)

Friday September 30

  • What is Dworkin’s principle of shared humanity and how does he think the Bush administration approach violates it? What do you think? (Paulina & Jake)
  • What are the two models for dealing with terrorism that Dworkin rejects? What is the model he accepts? What do you think? (Josh
    1. & Tony)

Friday October 7

  • Why does Locke think there is a natural right to property? What do you think? (Calvin & Josh T.)
  • How does one acquire a right to property for Locke? What do you think? (Tyler & Adam)

Friday October 14

  • Why does Hume think that property is an artificial right? What do you think? (Samara & Carly)
  • Why does Smith say that the division of labor is the result of the propensity to exchange things? What do you think? (Aashi & Riley)

Friday October 21

  • What does Smith mean by the “natural price” of a thing? How is it different from the market price? What do you think?
  • What does Smith mean when he says that labor is the basis of exchange value? What do you think?
  • How does Marx think that capitalists make a profit? What do you think?

Friday October 28

  • How does Marx think that workers are estranged from themselves in capitalism? What do you think?
  • What does Marx mean by saying that workers are estranged from their species being in capitalism? What do you think?

Friday Nov 4

  • Why does Rawls think that the principles of justice are what people in the original position would choose as basic principles for regulating society? What do you think?
  • What is the argument for the two principles of justice from the original position? What do you think?

Friday November 18

  • What is Nozick’s criticism of end state principles of justice? What do you think?
  • What is Nozick’s basic conception of justice and how does it differ from Rawls’s? What do you think?
  • What is Rawls’s criticism of libertarianism? What do you think?

Friday December 2

  • What is Singer’s argument that people in wealthy countries have duties to help the poor in poor countries? What do you think?
  • What is Hardin’s argument against the idea that there is a duty to help the poor? What do you think?
  • What is Pogge’s argument for the idea that we should help the world’s poor? What do you think?
  • What is Risse’s argument that we are not permitted merely to stop people from entering our country? What do you think?

12pm section (C)

Friday September 2

  • What is Hobbes’s conception of human nature? What do you think? (Cooper & Scott)
  • Why does Hobbes think there is a war of all against all in the state of nature? What do you think? (Geo & Mikkohl)
  • How does Locke conceive of the state of nature? What do you think?

Friday September 9

  • What is Locke’s argument for the state? What do you think? (Michael
    1. & Dylan & Amanda)
  • What is Locke’s argument for the idea that the state may exercise power over someone only if they have consented to it? What do you think? (Dillon & Taylor)

Friday September 16

  • What is Hobbes’s argument that the sovereign must be undivided and unlimited? What do you think?
  • Why does Locke think that there are fundamental limits on what the state is permitted to do? What do you think? (Aeriana & Avery)
  • What is Hobbes’ argument for the state? What do you think? (Mason & Alex)

Friday September 23

  • What does Ignatieff mean by the “lesser evil” approach to responding to terrorism and what is his argument for it? What do you think? (Christa & Melina)
  • What are the principles Ignatieff uses to evaluate anti-terror policy? And how does he defend them? What do you think? (Jackie & Lance)

Friday September 30

  • What is Dworkin’s principle of shared humanity and how does he think the Bush administration approach violates it? What do you think? (Alexis & Brandon & Ryan Y.)
  • What are the two models for dealing with terrorism that Dworkin rejects? What is the model he accepts? What do you think? (Matt & Shao Hong)

Friday October 7

  • Why does Locke think there is a natural right to property? What do you think? (Ryan A. & Erika)
  • How does one acquire a right to property for Locke? What do you think? (Kenan & Maryam)

Friday October 14

  • Why does Hume think that property is an artificial right? What do you think? (Anthony, Joseph & Kiana)
  • Why does Smith say that the division of labor is the result of the propensity to exchange things? What do you think? (Alyssa & Megan)

Friday October 21

  • What does Smith mean by the “natural price” of a thing? How is it different from the market price? What do you think?
  • What does Smith mean when he says that labor is the basis of exchange value? What do you think?
  • How does Marx think that capitalists make a profit? What do you think?

Friday October 28

  • How does Marx think that workers are estranged from themselves in capitalism? What do you think?
  • What does Marx mean by saying that workers are estranged from their species being in capitalism? What do you think?

Friday Nov 4

  • Why does Rawls think that the principles of justice are what people in the original position would choose as basic principles for regulating society? What do you think?
  • What is the argument for the two principles of justice from the original position? What do you think?

Friday November 18

  • What is Nozick’s criticism of end state principles of justice? What do you think?
  • What is Nozick’s basic conception of justice and how does it differ from Rawls’s? What do you think?
  • What is Rawls’s criticism of libertarianism? What do you think?

Friday December 2

  • What is Singer’s argument that people in wealthy countries have duties to help the poor in poor countries? What do you think?
  • What is Hardin’s argument against the idea that there is a duty to help the poor? What do you think?
  • What is Pogge’s argument for the idea that we should help the world’s poor? What do you think?
  • What is Risse’s argument that we are not permitted merely to stop people from entering our country? What do you think?