Brandeis University, Philosophy Department
Spring 2011
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Philosophy 12B

Social Justice

Professor Andreas Teuber
Prof. Teuber



Distributive 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 five, six or seven 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 due on Monday, May 9th by 10:00 AM for seniors (ALL seniors) and by 12:01 PM on Friday, May 13th for everyone else.

Papers should be handed into the Philosophy Department Main Office (RABB 303). If you send an e-mail copy, send your paper as an attachment but also in text form as part of the email itself. It will lose its format, but if it's sent in the body of the e-mail and not only as an attachment, we will most likely have it in some form. We will do our best to download and run off, the version you have attached.