Brandeis University, Philosophy Department
Fall 2012
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Philosophy 20A

Special 2012 Election Edition

Professor Andreas Teuber
Prof. Teuber


PAPER TOPIC III

Making Democracy More Deliberative

Drawing on the reading and your own considered opinion and good judgment, answer the question on the following page. In arguing for your position, think of the arguments that might be made against it, and respond to them. In defending your position, offer what you believe are the most principled arguments you can make.

In thinking of objections, think of the best possible objections that someone on the other side might be able to come up with, i. e., try, really, really try to give yourself a hard time. If you can respond to the other side at its strongest rather than at its weakest point, that can only help to strengthen your own opinion and make it that much more persuasive.

If you received "credit, " on the first paper, your grade will be broken down as follows for the remaining two papers, including this paper, PAPER NUMBER THREE: 50% for your strongest effort and 40% for your next best effort, whether it be this, the final paper, or the second paper. The remaining 10% of your final grade will be 5% for participation and 5% for the quiz.

Papers should be five to six (5-6) pages in length or longer, if you believe it is necessary and have a good reason.

Papers should be double-spaced.

Please number pages.

We would like to have two copies, marked COPY ONE and COPY TWO.

Papers should be stapled, not held together by
Paper CLIP, Elmer's GLUE, Dentyne GUM,
SPIT, James BOND or Origami FOLD.

Papers are due in the Philosophy Department Main Office (RABB 303) by Noon on Thursday, December 20th, 2012, the last week of Exam Period.

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