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Would you walk away? Reflecting on a utilitarian utopia

Would you walk away? Reflecting on a utilitarian utopia

In order to have a shared intellectual framework and language for our work this year, it is important that you understand two basic Ethical & Moral philosophies: **UTILITARIANISM**DEONTOLOGICAL (KANTIAN) In order to better understand each of these philosophical perspectives, complete the following learning helper: KANTIAN 

How do we Identify Injustice in the world? Are all protests JUST?

How do we Identify Injustice in the world? Are all protests JUST?

Many believe that the “Just-ness,” or legitimacy of a protest depends on if the protestors are fighting against an injustice. However in order to EVALUATE whether or not a protest is just, one must first have a concept of what “Justice” is and what a 

How do we know what the best way to govern is?

How do we know what the best way to govern is?

The debate over good government has raged since the enlightenment. Prior to that, citizens didn’t really have much say, nor education, in regard to alternative forms of government. However after the Enlightenment, citizens have been armed with ideas and methods for critiquing various forms of 

Necessary Rights: Understanding the Bill of Rights and Implications

Necessary Rights: Understanding the Bill of Rights and Implications

The right to protest is protected by the Constitution in amedments later added collectively called, “The Bill of Rights” These were proposed by James Madison and added in order to ensure protection of certain inalienable rights. Use the learning helper linked below to understand the 

Boston ‘Massacre’ the spark of revolution

Boston ‘Massacre’ the spark of revolution

In class, we spoke a lot about the process of protest to revolution and the “recipe” necessary for revolutions to occur. In our case study of the American Revolution, the Boston Massacre is particularly informative. Use this LEARNING HELPER to analyze the Boston Massacre in