Utility vs. justice: Continue yesterday’s discussion
Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
We have read short selections from Hobbes, Locke, Sandel (on Bentham and Rawls), and Le Guin. Now is a good moment to pause and reflect in writing on what we have learned.
For our next assignment, you may choose your own question to respond to, and may respond to that question in either one longer paragraph or two shorter paragraphs. Here are a few possible example questions:
Submit using this link to Canvas.
Check for understanding
Review yesterday's “unusual class”
Primary vs. secondary sources
Homework: Assignment #205.
“Reading with the grain”: Notecard mind-mapping exercise
“Reading against the grain”: Critiques (featuring John Locke!)
Homework: Assignment #203
Critical reading skills: Reading with and against the grain
A few days later, when Ms. Baldwin shared the school's copy of The Leviathan:
What was the question of the first marking period? What is the question of the second marking period? How are they similar? How are they different?
Good society exercise
Imagine that you and your friends have purchased a modest island in the Pacific Ocean, and have moved there with about a thousand other people. This group has a range of skills—you have doctors, construction workers, engineers, lawyers, and plumbers—and they have brought their life savings along with them.
If you were to draft 10-20 rules that would shape life in your new community, what would they be? Why? Work with a partner to draw these up. We’ll have a chance to share and discuss at the end of class.
Homework: Assignment #201
Time remaining reserved for revision
Homework: Assignment #200.
Check for Understanding
Short presentation by Sea
Introduction to Chan/Zen Buddhism:
Read the Ten Oxen:
Review Canvas and Discovering History
Check for Understanding/Kahoot!
Context: Tibetan Buddhism
HS150 Global Thinking