Clearly and concisely answer each of the following questions in absolutely no more than a half, double-spaced typed page. (Use 12 point Times New Roman with one-inch margins, header, and footer). You will not receive credit for any part of your answer that exceeds this space restriction.
You may simply answer the question (citing the question number) without rephrasing it or formulating a thesis statement.
1. Is there a morally relevant difference between the “switch” and “bridge” versions of the Trolley Problem? Explain.
2. Using the Trolley Problem, explain how Scanlon takes himself to be providing an alternative to utilitarianism.
3. Using an example, explain Mill’s theory of rights and why he believes it is consistent with utilitarianism.
4. How might social media present a problem for Mill’s view of free speech? Be sure to say what Mill’s view of freedom of speech is.
5. Present Langton’s objection to the argument that hate speech can be answered with “more speech.”
6. Using an example, explain the “rule of accommodation” in light of Langton’s discussion. What is “blocking” speech and why can it be difficult to do.
7. Drawing from Dryzeck et al., present a reason why freedom of speech is incompatible with democracy. Present a reason why freedom of speech is compatible with democracy.
8. What is “bullshitting” according to Frankfurt? Pose a problem for his view.
9. What is “bullshit” for Cohen? Pose a problem for his view.
10. What is “myside bias” and how, according to Mercier and Sperber, does it lead us to rationalize? Use an example.
11. What is “testimonial injustice” according to Fricker? Use an example.
12. What is “hermenutical injustice” according to Fricker? Use an example.
13. Can “mansplaining” be adequately explained using Fricker’s analysis? Explain your answer using an example.
14. Can women exhibit “misogyny” according to Manne? How is misogyny different from sexism and hatred of women. Use examples.
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