|Moral Propositions |
|Sept. 8||Sept.14||Choose one of the moral propositions from those we "debated" in class on Tuesday, September 7 that you believe will be the most essential in American society in the near future (your young adulthood, after all). Reflect on why it will be so central to our lives for about a page. Required: include a graphic (something you found or drew) and put it on the facing page.|
Wednesday 6:30 pm Room 123- September 15th - parent meeting; rsvp & send email addresses to C. Vargas
Reading: What is Justice? (silent reading & heated discussion)
How do we define justice? How do we know when we are acting justly?
1)Brainstorming activity in small groups.
2) Readings re: systems of Justice:
- Justice based on merit -
- Justice as equality - egalitarian
- Justice based on need and ability - socialist viewpoint
- Justice as social utility - inflict the lowest amount of social harm
- Justice based on liberty - individual freedoms
Justice based on need and ability - socialist viewpoint
6 million people have no access to clean water in Pakistan. Therefore the just thing to do would be to take water from midwest, great lakes region in the U.S.
Justice based on liberty - individual freedoms emphasized
U.S. should not meddle in the affairs of Pakistan because this would limit our personal liberties. Give money through charities only. We don't feel forced to help out.
Justice based on merit -meritocracy
Help whoever is "best" first. Pakistan is not worth investing in.
Justice as equality - egalitarian
Oil wealth needs to be redistributed in Pakistan. Corruption is a problem. Flooding was re-directed from richer areas to poorer areas. This is problematic.
Justice as social utility - inflict the lowest amount of social harm
Diverting water to poorer areas is OK because it's better to save the richer areas which will inflict the least amount of harm.
What would just steps look like militarily in Afghanistan?Use Islam to unify the people?
Do we ramp up our efforts, stabilize the country by "staying the course", or back out?