Thursday, April 17, 2014
1- Hume argues for the impossibility of equality. Do you think his argument is successful? And do we need strict equality? (all or nothing predicament)
2- Contrast Hayek & Rawls ideas of economic distribution. Which one you prefer? Think of the best possible option or balance of options.
3- Do you agree with Isaiah Berlin on the danger of national sentiment?
4- After McIntyre's reading Is patriotism a virtue or a vice?
5- Compare T. S. Eliot and Michael Oakeshott ideas of conservatism?
6- What is the idea of community defended by Taylor and McIntyre? Does Communitarianism and Liberalism have an intersection point?
7- What to make of Michel Foucault's all-pervasive idea of power?
8- Regarding the idea of progress, do you side with Rousseau's pessimism? If not why?
9- Is the Marxist idea of communism still relevant? Could it be revised following the Chinese model?
10- Do you buy Max Weber's idea of disenchantment?
This is to be handed on the day of the Final. As we've done before. Stapled, please.