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 

Are all Protests Just?

Are all Protests Just?

A few years ago, there was controversy in the United States around the removal of statues in public parks and government spaces that were identified as representing racism or oppression of minorities. While many people were in favor of the removal of such statues and 

Exam TIME! Stuff you should know

Exam TIME! Stuff you should know

It’s final exam time! That means you need to engage in the annual rite of passage: Cramming. I’m joking of course! We don’t NEED to cram because we learned everything conceptually and therefore have totality of comprehension. But just in case, I’ve created this “study 

Oppression of the few for the benefit of the many…moral?

Oppression of the few for the benefit of the many…moral?

Is oppression of the few for the benefit of the many moral or good? You likely have an immediate intuitive response to this question however the learning activity below will require you to contemplate your response via reading the short story, “Those who walk away 

Immoral Inaction

Immoral Inaction

After watching, “The Accountant of Auschwitz” I want you now to apply your historical thinking to a modern context and consider the concept of “passive immorality.” Is it immoral to do nothing? This issue is at the heart of the Nazi War Crimes trials but 

The Gilded Age: Industrialization and the New Feudalism — Constructing knowledge through sources

The Gilded Age: Industrialization and the New Feudalism — Constructing knowledge through sources

The industrialization that occurred in both Western Europe and America during the 18th and 19th centuries changed society, culture and the course of humanity. Many of these long term changes were positive, however there were also many long term and proximate (short-term) changes that were 

Fight For Equality: Black Heroes of the Progressive Era

Fight For Equality: Black Heroes of the Progressive Era

As you’ve learned, there was much racism, oppression and violence in America after the Civil War perpetrated for the purpose of oppressing African Americans socially, politically and economically. Due to the fact it was clear few white people in power were willing to help, the 

Equality: Methods of oppression investigated: The Tulsa Massacre (1921)

Equality: Methods of oppression investigated: The Tulsa Massacre (1921)

Upon becoming “Free” black men and women in the united states were certainly not equal. In spite of the efforts of some members of the federal government to increase their equality by passing the Civil Rights Act of 1875 as well as the 13th and 

What is Freedom?

What is Freedom?

View and download this assignment, ” WHAT FREEDOM MEANS TO ME” and help us to understand the core elements of freedom which in turn will provide a framework to analyze governmental policy and legislation aimed at achieving, or restricting, freedom. We’ll also move into the