Brandeis University, Philosophy Department
Spring 2011
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Philosophy 12B

Social Justice

Professor Andreas Teuber
Prof. Teuber


Michael Walzer's
"Third Theory" of Justice


Drawing on the readings and discussions we have had in class as well as conversations you have had with others in the class or elsewhere in the world and your own considered opinion and good, judgment, answer the question(s) on the following pages.

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 to your argument, try to come up with the best possible objections that someone on the other side might make, that is, give yourself a hard time.

If you can respond to the other side at its strongest rather than at its weakest point, that will only help to strengthen your own position and make it that much more persuasive.

Papers should be six to seven (5-6) pages in length or longer, if you prefer, and 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 now due, in class, on Friday, April the 15th.